Kunst-Szene Zurich (Art Scene Zurich) is an event in Zurich that brings together all who are active in the art community -- artists, dealers, curators and the like -- as well those in the public who are interested in art. It gives artists from Zurich the opportunity to present their work without a jury. The event is organized by the City of Zurich in cooperation with local art organizations.
This marvelous screen-print poster by Swiss artist Balz Baechi promotes the 1978 Kunst-Szene Zurich event. Baechi's wonderful abstract design depicts a female body. Her white, green and red eyes form the number "8" which is part of the year of the event. Her teeth are wide and white, her nose is just a curved slash, and her wonderful white hair, with white and black waves, billows behind her. Her mostly dark and elongated head, in the shape of a horse's head, sits on a square body that is also dark. She stands out against a lovely light purple background. Altogether, she's an arresting figure.
Baechi (b. 1937) is an artist and graphic designer who was born and raised in Switzerland.
If you love abstract art and all the interesting interpretations and conversations that arise when viewing it, you'll love this poster.