Boris Bućan exhibits in Paris

time: 09.11.2012. - 09.01.2013.
place: Paris, France
organiser: Croatie, la voici
Posters by Boris Bućan in Paris will be on view from 9 October, 2012 to 9 January, 2013 in the Parisian Gallery Le Lieu du Design within the frame of Croatie, al voici Autumn event. The exhibition is accompanied by special bibliophile edition edicija Beaux Arts dedicated to Boris Bućan with texts by Laurent Gervereau and Nada Beroš.

Boris Bućan was born in Zagreb in 1947; in 1972, he gained a painting degree from the Academy of Fine Arts. However, more than just painting, he has been primarily concerned with graphic design, a field in which he has created multiply-awarded works. The Croatian Designer Association recently gave him the lifetime achievement award, and his most famous work is the 1982 poster for Igor Stravinsky’s ballet “The Firebird”. The poster is featured on the cover of the catalogue of “The Power of Poster” exhibition at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, which features an overview of the poster shaping history, as well as approximately 250 reproduced examples that were created between 1870 and present day.

In his career, Boris Bućan has held more than 70 independent exhibitions, and participated in more than 160 group exhibitions in Croatia and abroad. His works are also featured in the world’s most prominent museums and galleries, including the MOMA and the Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York; the Staatliches Museum für angewandte Kunst in Munich; the Deutsches Plakat Museum in Essen; and the State Library of Victoria in Melbourne, etc.

(D.H., 09.11.2012)