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Drawing, Design for Cosmetics Building, New York World's Fair 1939–40, c. 1939

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Donald Deskey and drafted by Donald Deskey and from the office of Donald Deskey and made for (as the client) Perfumery and Cosmetics Exhibits, Inc.. It is dated c. 1939 and we acquired it in 1975. Its medium is brush and gouache, graphite, collaged magazine image on illustration board. 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.

Its dimensions are

50 x 67 cm (19 11/16 x 26 3/8 in.) Mat: 55.9 x 71.1 cm (22 x 28 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamp in black ink, lower right: DONALD DESKEY / 630 FIFTH AVENUE / NEW YORK CITY

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Cosmetics Building, New York World's Fair 1939–40, c. 1939; Designed by Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); USA; brush and gouache, graphite, collaged magazine image on illustration board; 50 x 67 cm (19 11/16 x 26 3/8 in.) Mat: 55.9 x 71.1 cm (22 x 28 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1975-11-67

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