Montreal Loves Vittorio Fiorruci

Vittorio Fiorucci (Image source: McCord Museum)

Poster collectors have long sought out the work of Vittorio Fiorucci. His designs are concise, colorful, and often times outrageously funny. Bright, bold, and local – what more could you ask for in a poster?

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Screen shot from “Vernissage de l’exposition ‘Montréal dans l’oeil de Vittorio'” by the McCord Museum.

We recently had the pleasure of viewing the newly opened Vittorio exhibition at the McCord Museum, “Montreal Through the Eyes of Vittorio: 50 Years of City Life and Graphic Design.”

(Image source: Panoram Italia)

Curated by poster-guru and design expert, Marc Choko, the exhibition highlights some of the major themes that emerge within Vittorio’s work, perhaps most notably: women, sex, and theatre/opera (among others).

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Screen shot from “Vernissage de l’exposition ‘Montréal dans l’oeil de Vittorio'” by the McCord Museum.

Screen shot from “Vernissage de l’exposition ‘Montréal dans l’oeil de Vittorio'” by the McCord Museum.

Throughout several galleries the viewer can be delighted by classic Vittorio imagery and exciting new encounters. The show is sure to please the connoisseur and those new to Vittorio’s oeuvre. We were excited to see several posters that have passed through the gallery and others that we currently have in stock such as “Keep the Atomic Bomb White” and “La Veuve Joyeuse de Lehar.”

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1967 Original Poster Keep the Atomic Bomb White – Vittorio Fiorucci

1991 Original Poster, La Veuve Joyeuse de Lehar – Vittorio for Publicité Sauvage

If you just can’t shake some of those classic images from your mind and need to bring an original Vittorio work of art home, we have several in stock at the gallery, including a brand new batch of artist proofs that are hand-signed and numbered by the artist. Have a look at our collection online, or come visit us in the gallery!

The exhibition at the McCord runs until April 10, 2016 so you have plenty of time to head over there and see the posters first-hand. For a sneak peak, have a look at this video posted by the McCord.

– Amanda

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