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1939

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1975

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Drawing, Design for Entrance Hall, Perfume Industries Building, New York World's Fair 1939–40

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Donald Deskey and from the office of Donald Deskey and made for (as the client) Perfumery and Cosmetics Exhibits, Inc.. It is dated 1939 and we acquired it in 1975. Its medium is brush and white, purple, and pink gouache on black wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Donald Deskey. It is credited Gift of Donald Deskey.

  • Compact
  • enamel, diamonds, mother-of-pearl, onyx, gold and platinum.
  • Lent by Vartanian & Sons.
  • 88.2016.5
  • Object ID #907216393
  • wrought iron, brass, glass.
  • Lent by Rose Iron Works Collections, LLC.
  • 72.2016.2

Its dimensions are

33.8 x 45.5 cm (13 5/16 x 17 15/16 in.) mounted 37.8 x 49.6cm Mat: 40.6 x 55.9 cm (16 x 22 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite on mount, lower right: Perfume Industries Bldg. New York World's / Fair

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Entrance Hall, Perfume Industries Building, New York World's Fair 1939–40; Designed by Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); USA; brush and white, purple, and pink gouache on black wove paper; 33.8 x 45.5 cm (13 5/16 x 17 15/16 in.) mounted 37.8 x 49.6cm Mat: 40.6 x 55.9 cm (16 x 22 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1975-11-66

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