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Poster, Walls of the City, 1992

This is a Poster. It was designed by Alexander Gelman. It is dated 1992 and we acquired it in 1998. Its medium is screenprint on blue wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This composition references the incidental collages of torn posters that may be found layered on the street. We perceive two planes (two sheets of paper) because the lines of text that seem to be printed on each one align visually.

This object was donated by Design Machine. It is credited Gift of Design Machine.

Our curators have highlighted 3 objects that are related to this one.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 100.2 × 70.2 cm (39 7/16 × 27 5/8 in.)

It is signed

Signed on screen in red at center right: A. Gelman 92.

Cite this object as

Poster, Walls of the City, 1992; Designed by Alexander Gelman (Russian, active USA, b. 1967); screenprint on blue wove paper; H x W: 100.2 × 70.2 cm (39 7/16 × 27 5/8 in.); Gift of Design Machine; 1998-32-18

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

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