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Poster, Blues Project

This is a Poster. It was designed by Victor Moscoso and printed by Neon Rose. 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.

This object was donated by Mr. Leslie Schreyer and Mrs. Alice Schreyer. 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; Designed by Victor Moscoso (Spanish, active USA, b.1936); Printed by Neon Rose; 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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