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Poster - Aurora

Aurora

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Budapest (printed)

  • Date:

    1989 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Ducki, Krzysztof, born 1957 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour offset lithograph printed on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mücsarnok, Budapest, through Krisztina Jerger

  • Museum number:

    E.157-1991

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2E, shelf DR109

This poster advertises an exhibition of Krzysztof Ducki’s posters at the Mücsarnok’s Dorottya Street gallery in Budapest in 1989. The image of the sinking of the Aurora wittily encapsulated the changing political situation in Hungary that year. (The Aurora was the battleship from which the first shot was fired at the Winter Palace in St Petersburg during the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917.) The poster expressed in both image and lettering the recent abolition of the Annual Revolution Day celebration of 7 November. This had been a public holiday.

Physical description

Poster

Place of Origin

Budapest (printed)

Date

1989 (printed)

Artist/maker

Ducki, Krzysztof, born 1957 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Colour offset lithograph printed on paper

Dimensions

Height: 957 mm, Width: 677 mm

Descriptive line

Poster by Krzysztof Ducki from the Pro-democracy Poster Collection. Hungary, late 1980s.

Materials

Printing ink

Techniques

Printing

Subjects depicted

Communism; Exhibitions

Categories

Prints; Propaganda; Politics; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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