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1944

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2016

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Print, The Skillful Hand

This is a Print. It was designed by Herbert Bayer and made for (as the client) Bianchini-Férier, Inc.. It is dated 1944 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is offset lithograph on white paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase with funding provided by the Buddy Taub Foundation, Dennis A. Roach and Jill Roach Directors.

  • Cut-paper, Hamsa (Hand)
  • laser-cut paper, red gouache support: collage on white paper mount.
  • Gift of Tsirl Waletzky.
  • 1994-123-6

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Its dimensions are

31.3 × 23.6 cm (12 5/16 × 9 5/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Printed in pink ink, inside a white leaf, lower left: A screen for fabric printing

Cite this object as

Print, The Skillful Hand; Designed by Herbert Bayer (American, b. Austria, active Germany and USA, 1900–1985); offset lithograph on white paper; 31.3 × 23.6 cm (12 5/16 × 9 5/16 in.); Museum purchase with funding provided by the Buddy Taub Foundation, Dennis A. Roach and Jill Roach Directors; 2016-54-324

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Herbert Bayer: Bauhaus Master.

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