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An offset lithograph in colours designed by Fornasetti himself for an exhibition of his decorative objects held at the Tea Centre in London in September to October 1959. It depicts the sun, an artist's palette and the designer's own face. A stunning, rare piece.

Size approx.: 48 cm x 67

Condition: Very good, with some minor signs of age. There is some very minor creasing, but nothing that detracts significantly from the visual impact. Please note that the poster was photographed inside a frame and there are some reflections in my photography that are not present in the actual item. These are particularly visible around the hand. The reality is the poster displays beautifully. Please note that the poster is sold unframed and will be shipped rolled in a thick postal tube.


The poster featured in the exhibition Fornasetti: Designer of Dreams held at the Victoria and Albert Museum between 2nd October 1991 and 19th January 1992. It is illustrated in the exhibition catalogue of the same title (written by Patrick Mauries and published by Thames and Hudson) on page 228.

For another illustration, see the auction catalogue Important Design: The Life of Piero Fornasetti, Christie's Los Angeles, Saturday 16th May, 1998, Lot 149.

© Text and photographs copyright room_606. All rights reserved.
Matthew Grice

A rare original Piero FORNASETTI poster created by the artist himself for a 1959 London exhibition | Offset lithography


  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Material: Paper
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
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