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1950

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1975

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1999

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Poster, Exhibition Poster, 1973

This is a Poster. It is dated 1973 and we acquired it in 1999. Its medium is offset lithograph. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

The innovative Wide White Space Gallery in Antwerp played a pivotal role in the conceptual art movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Daniel Buren, who designed a series of posters for the gallery, showed his work along with Marcel Broodthaers, Gerhard Richter, and Lawrence Weiner. Buren’s designs to announce exhibitions at the space were modeled after his large striped textile paintings: simple, minimal, and structured.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled Stripes of Another Color.

It is credited Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment and Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program Funds.

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

Its dimensions are

H x W: 52.2 × 77 cm (20 9/16 × 30 5/16 in.)

It is inscribed

On verso, imprinted in black, along top: "WIDE/WHITE/SPACE/GALLERY/ SCHILDERSTRAAT 2/ ANTWERPEN/ TELEFOON 03/38 13 55. At bottom, imprinted in black: "Vernissage le vendredi 22 juin à 20h./ Exposition à partir du 23 juin 1973/ La galerie est ouverte tous les jours/ de 14 à 18h...Fermé le dimanche/ BUREN/ Vernissage op vrijdg 22 juni te/ 20 u...(same text above but in Flemish)

Cite this object as

Poster, Exhibition Poster, 1973; offset lithograph; H x W: 52.2 × 77 cm (20 9/16 × 30 5/16 in.); Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment and Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program Funds; 1999-45-9

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

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