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Drawing, Avon Theater, 251 West 45th Street, New York, NY: Design for Alteration to Radio Broadcasting Facility for Columbia Broadcasting System, 1934

This is a Drawing. It was architect: William E. Lescaze. It is dated 1934 and we acquired it in 1937. Its medium is graphite on white tracing paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by William E. Lescaze. It is credited Gift of William E. Lescaze.

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Its dimensions are

irregular: 26.5 x 33.8 cm (10 7/16 x 13 5/16 in.) Mat: 35.6 × 45.7 cm (14 × 18 in.)

It is signed

Signed in graphite, lower right: Lescaze.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Avon Theater, 251 West 45th Street, New York, NY: Design for Alteration to Radio Broadcasting Facility for Columbia Broadcasting System, 1934; Architect: William E. Lescaze (American, b. Switzerland, 1896–1969); USA; graphite on white tracing paper; irregular: 26.5 x 33.8 cm (10 7/16 x 13 5/16 in.) Mat: 35.6 × 45.7 cm (14 × 18 in.); Gift of William E. Lescaze; 1937-37-4

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Energizing the Everyday: Gifts From the George R. Kravis II Collection.

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