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Poster, Blues Project

This is a Poster. It is dated 1967 and we acquired it in 1979. Its medium is offset lithograph on white wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Victor Moscoso credits his Yale professor Josef Albers as the influence for a signature feature of his work: the use of vibrating colors. Although Day-Glo or fluorescent inks were widely available in the 1960s, Moscoso declined to use them, relying instead on color juxtapositions to replicate the hyper-saturated color illusions associated with the use of hallucinogenic drugs.

It is credited Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie J. Schreyer.

  • Poster, Junior Wells
  • offset lithograph on white wove paper.
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie J. Schreyer.
  • 1979-34-37

Our curators have highlighted 1 object that are related to this one.

  • Sidewall
  • block-printed paper.
  • Gift of Harvey Smith.
  • 1968-111-13

Its dimensions are

51.2 x 37.5 cm (20 3/16 x 14 3/4 in.)

It is signed

Printed in green, lower right, in script: Moscoso

It is inscribed

Printed in green, lower left: © 1967 NEON ROSE

Cite this object as

Poster, Blues Project; offset lithograph on white wove paper; 51.2 x 37.5 cm (20 3/16 x 14 3/4 in.); Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie J. Schreyer; 1979-34-39

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.

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