About the exhibition poster

Poster design: Christa Jesse - Amsterdam

Painting in poster: James Avati for Signet Book # 1087 (1953)

Novel illustrated: John O'Hara, Appointment in Samarra (1933)

Contents of novel: The downfall and tragic death of Julian English (right), once a respected member of the Gibbsville, Pennsylvania society, that drives him to suicide.

Quotation from the novel: “The music stopped but almost immediately resumed with Can This Be Love?.. He took Caroline in his arms… She held up her chin while he kissed her neck…”

Question: Who's the woman at the table? Answer: Julian's spouse.