Over the past two decades the Festival has commissioned an artist, most often an artist with a local connection, to design its annual promotional poster. These posters have showcased the conventions and clichés of the film poster form, using the interplay between art and film to extraordinary effect.
The tradition continues with this year’s poster design, incorporating the work of painter Cecily Brown.
Cecily Brown was born in London in 1969 and currently lives and works in New York. She studied at the Slade School in London and received her BA in 1993. Brown had her first solo exhibition in New York at Deitch Projects in 1997 and a second in 1998.
Cecily Brown has been represented by Gagosian Gallery since 1999 and had exhibitions in New York in 2000, 2002, 2005 and 2008, and in London in 2006 and 2011. Brown is represented by Contemporary Fine Art in Berlin and had solo shows there in 2001, 2004 and 2010.