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1976

  • Work on this object began.

1981

  • We acquired this object.

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Poster, Question: What's wrong with this picture?

This is a Poster. It was designed by Seymour Chwast. It is dated 1976 and we acquired it in 1981. Its medium is lithograph on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Gift of Various Donors.

  • Object ID #18486065
  • white, blue, and red-orange pastel on black wove paper .
  • Gift of Donald Deskey.
  • 1975-11-20

Its dimensions are

58.5 x 34.2 cm (23 1/16 x 13 7/16 in.)

It is signed

Signed in black printed ink, lower right: S. CHWAST

It is inscribed

Printed in black, top: Question: What's wrong with this picture?; in black, bottom center: Answer: One of the mouths is smoking. / American Cancer Society; in black, lower left: 76-25M-8/76-No. 2105-LE; in black, lower right: © 1976, AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, INC

Cite this object as

Poster, Question: What's wrong with this picture?; Designed by Seymour Chwast (American, b. 1931); USA; lithograph on paper; 58.5 x 34.2 cm (23 1/16 x 13 7/16 in.); Gift of Various Donors; 1981-29-85

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