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Poster, Nude Nude Totally Nude

This is a Poster. It was designed by Paula Scher and made for (as the client) New York Public Theater. It is dated 1996 and we acquired it in 1997. Its medium is offset lithograph on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

In this theater poster, two startling eyes fill the width of the page. Printed in red, the eyes force the rest of the face to recede into the background. Scher uses scale and color to amplify the poster’s arresting gaze.

This object was donated by Pentagram. It is credited Gift of Pentagram.

  • Poster, John Lennon
  • offset lithograph on white wove paper.
  • Gift of Various Donors.
  • 1981-29-511

Our curators have highlighted 11 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Poster, Paul Newman
  • screenprint and lithograph on white wove paper.
  • Gift of Anonymous Donor.
  • 2010-8-1

Its dimensions are

H x W: 119.2 × 75.9 cm (46 15/16 × 29 7/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Poster, Nude Nude Totally Nude; Designed by Paula Scher (American, b. 1948); Client: New York Public Theater; USA; offset lithograph on paper; H x W: 119.2 × 75.9 cm (46 15/16 × 29 7/8 in.); Gift of Pentagram; 1997-99-3

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition How Posters Work.

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