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Perfume, Soap, Optimism Box, 1991

This is a perfume, soap. It was designed by Emily Oberman and the design director was Tibor Kalman and firm: M&Co. It is dated 1991 and we acquired it in 1993. Its medium is offset lithography. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Tibor Kalman. It is credited Gift of Tibor Kalman/ M & Co..

Its dimensions are

1993-151-32a, box - 10.5 x 16.8 x 10.5 cm (4 1/4 x 6 1/8 x 4 1/4 in.), closed 20.5 x 16.8 cm (8 x 6 1/8 in.), opened lid 1993-151-32b, liner - 10 x 24.3 cm (3 7/8 x 9 1/2 in.) 1993-151-32c, flower squirter 1993-151-32d, toilet water bottle 1993-151-32e, soap 1993-151-32f, soap case - 6 x 10 cm (2 1/2 x 4 in.) 1993-151-32g, dirt pillow 1993-151-32i, gift card - 5 x 6.4 cm (2 x 21/2 in.)

Cite this object as

Perfume, Soap, Optimism Box, 1991; Designed by Emily Oberman (American, active late 20th and early 21st century); USA; offset lithography; 1993-151-32a, box - 10.5 x 16.8 x 10.5 cm (4 1/4 x 6 1/8 x 4 1/4 in.), closed 20.5 x 16.8 cm (8 x 6 1/8 in.), opened lid 1993-151-32b, liner - 10 x 24.3 cm (3 7/8 x 9 1/2 in.) 1993-151-32c, flower squirter 1993-151-32d, toilet water bottle 1993-151-32e, soap 1993-151-32f, soap case - 6 x 10 cm (2 1/2 x 4 in.) 1993-151-32g, dirt pillow 1993-151-32i, gift card - 5 x 6.4 cm (2 x 21/2 in.); Gift of Tibor Kalman/ M & Co.; 1993-151-32-a/j

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