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    Lusts of Mankind (International Film, 1927). Very Fine+ on Linen. Austrian Poster (49.5" X 73") Mihaly Biro Artwork.
    This dark and disturbing Austrian stone litho poster for the German film Lusts of Mankind features a strong visual metaphor for the film's main character. The movie, directed by Rudolf Meinert, is about an opera singer's (Asta Nielsen) fall from grace due to drug addiction, and the poster well illustrates the tangled web drugs can catch people in. The image was created by artist Mihaly Biro, a great political poster designer who studied in Budapest. Biro's Socialist Democratic Party posters brought him the wrong kind of attention and he was forced into exile in Vienna where he worked on film promotions. Backed on linen, the poster displays light edge and fold wear, minor fold separations, and slight creases. Touchup has been applied to a few creases to a small portion in the left side of the spider's web.




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