Art: Pretty Polish Posters

In the U.S., most top fine artists would work haughtily with a refuse any commercial offer or to paint any exhortatory message in it; in Poland, an easier ethic and a powerful state need for propaganda prevail. Thus the common poster, which may proclaim no loftier message than the ordinary American billboard, may bear the signature of a top artist. On display last week in the West German city of Essen were 124 posters done between 1951 and 1959 in Poland. The show has traveled all over West Germany, convincing the Germans that in this art form Poland stands as high...

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