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    Lusts of Mankind (International Film, 1927). Austrian (73" X 50") From the Albertina Collection, Mihaly Biro Artwork.
    This is the story of an opera singer (Asta Nielsen) who has fallen into drug addiction and leaves her family to live with a dealer, leaving her daughter and husband. This fabulous and lurid image by famed Hungarian poster artist Mihaly Biro is a stunning stone litho with the tagline, "The Great Moral Film." Brio was a great political poster designer who studied in Budapest. His 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. This poster has the most minor touchup and has been professionally conserved. From the Albertina Collection, an Austrian museum noted for its preservation of rare European posters from the Silent Era on forward. Very Fine+ on Linen.


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