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1946

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1994

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Drawing, Design for a Radio, June 9, 1946

This is a Drawing. It is dated June 9, 1946 and we acquired it in 1994. Its medium is graphite on board. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Mirza's pentagonal radio design features a pointed, convex face with concentric lines reminiscent of a bull's-eye, two dials protruding from either side of the circle, and the number "90" at the top. This eye-catching drawing emphasizes the unique, multi-dimensional features of the radio through careful shading.

This object was donated by Max Pine. It is credited Gift of Max and Barbara Pine.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 37.5 × 45.5 cm (14 3/4 × 17 15/16 in.)

It is signed

Signed in graphite: A. MIRZA 6-9-46

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Radio, June 9, 1946; graphite on board; H x W: 37.5 × 45.5 cm (14 3/4 × 17 15/16 in.); Gift of Max and Barbara Pine; 1994-18-3

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