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1984

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1993

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Shopping Bag, Abstract Vase and Plant Forms, 1984

This is a Shopping bag. It was designed by Michael Graves and manufactured by Equitable Bag Co., Inc. and the design director was John Jay and made for (as the client) Bloomingdale's. It is dated 1984 and we acquired it in 1993. Its medium is print on clay-coated paper with twisted paper handles. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Gift of Eric Ettlinger and family in memory of his cherished wife, Lyse.

Its dimensions are

41.9 × 30.5 cm (16 1/2 × 12 in.)

It is signed

Printed in dark turquoise, bottom center: Graves

Cite this object as

Shopping Bag, Abstract Vase and Plant Forms, 1984; Designed by Michael Graves (American, 1934–2015); print on clay-coated paper with twisted paper handles; 41.9 × 30.5 cm (16 1/2 × 12 in.); Gift of Eric Ettlinger and family in memory of his cherished wife, Lyse; 1993-45-13

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