Artists' posters

From Toulouse-Lautrec to Jeff Koons

(03 October 2015 - 21 February 2016)

The Mother of Us All. An American Pop Opera

1967 Lithograph, 94 x 61 cm © Robert Indiana, , VEGAP, Málaga, 2015.
Escena de playa

Dada, 1916-1923

1953 Lithograph, 95,5 x 62,5 cm © Succession Marcel Duchamp / VEGAP et ADAGP, Paris, 2015.
Figuras en la playa de Trouville


1967 Silkscreen, 80 x 60 cm © Richard Lindner, VEGAP, Málaga, 2015
María en la playa de Zarautz

The Poetry Project Symposium

1988 Silkscreen, 111 x 79 cm © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein / VEGAP 2015
María en la playa de Zarautz

The show begins

Leading contemporary artists’ forays into disciplines other than the visual and plastic arts – such as designing costumes and sets for opera and theatre performances – and the avant-garde movements’ attraction to design and graphic communication resulted in posters created by a host of artists such as Braque, Léger, Duchamp, Chagall, Magritte, Rauschenberg and Hockney to advertise all kinds of cultural events.

Whether commissions or personal projects, based on existing paintings of theirs or designed specifically for the purpose in their characteristic style, these posters were used to publicise charity balls, music and film festivals, plays, operas, ballets, concerts, publications, films, exhibitions and even sporting contests.