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1975

  • Work on this object began.

1997

  • We acquired this object.

2016

2021

  • You found it!

Poster, The Sensational Houdini Water Torture Escape, 1975

This is a Poster. It was designed by Seymour Chwast. It is dated 1975 and we acquired it in 1997. Its medium is offset lithograph on white wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Ken Friedman. It is credited Gift of Ken Friedman.

Its dimensions are

114.1 x 76.2 cm (44 15/16 x 30 in. )

It is inscribed

Printed in black, bottom: Remember: This will be a "live" broadcast of a breathtaking feat never attempted before under these circumstances.

Cite this object as

Poster, The Sensational Houdini Water Torture Escape, 1975; Designed by Seymour Chwast (American, b. 1931); offset lithograph on white wove paper; 114.1 x 76.2 cm (44 15/16 x 30 in. ); Gift of Ken Friedman; 1997-19-202

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