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Poster, Snelson Structures, 1968

This is a Poster. It was designed by Peter Gee and subject: Kenneth Snelson. It is dated 1968 and we acquired it in 1976. Its medium is silkscreen on aluminized paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This poster is for an exhibition of Kenneth Snelson’s
work in Bryant Park in New York City. Snelson is known
for his sculptures composed of both flexible and rigid
components. They are arranged according to the
idea of tensegrity (tensional integrity), or “floating
compression,” where a structure is composed of
multiple stiff struts that never physically touch but
are pulled up and open through interconnection with
a series of tensile cables.

It is credited Museum purchase from Friends of Drawings and Prints Fund.

Its dimensions are

114 × 75.5 cm (44 7/8 × 29 3/4 in.)

Cite this object as

Poster, Snelson Structures, 1968; Designed by Peter Gee (British, active USA, 1932–2005); USA; silkscreen on aluminized paper; 114 × 75.5 cm (44 7/8 × 29 3/4 in.); Museum purchase from Friends of Drawings and Prints Fund; 1976-25-1

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