Produced during the 1970's & 1980's, this series of linocuts by Roland Topor consists on a variation on sex
and death. The hardness of the line gives the illustrations an apparent solemnity softened by their amusing titles.
Roland Topor (1938-1997) is a French drawer
, painter, designer, playwright and novelist who also worked for cinema and television. He founded in 1962 the Panic
Movement, along with Fernando Arrabal
and Alexandro Jodorowsky. A prolific poster artist (Empire of passion
, The Tin Drum
) he also collaborated with Fellini on Casanova
's film set. In 1973, he won the special prize at Cannes for his work with René Laloux on Fantastic Planet
. His novel The Tenant
was adapted to film by Roman Polanski in 1976.