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1961

  • Work on this object began.

1988

  • We acquired this object.

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2021

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Drawing, Design for New York City Streetlight

This is a Drawing. It was engineered by Alexander Lurkis and from the office of Donald Deskey Associates and made for (as the client) N.Y.C. Dept of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity. It is dated 1961 and we acquired it in 1988. Its medium is white chalk, pastel crayon, graphite, gray paper on black 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

64.7 x 48.2 cm (25 1/2 x 19 in.)

It has the following markings

Gray adhesive label printed in white ink, lower right: DONALD DESKEY ASSOCIATES 575 Madison Avenue, New York 22, N.Y.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for New York City Streetlight; Engineered by Alexander Lurkis (American, 1908 - 2008); USA; white chalk, pastel crayon, graphite, gray paper on black illustration board; 64.7 x 48.2 cm (25 1/2 x 19 in.) ; Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-1664

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.

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