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Poster, Texas Mastaba for Mobil, America: The Third Century

This is a Poster. It was designed by Christo. It is dated 1976 and we acquired it in 1997. Its medium is offset lithograph on brown 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

89.2 x 61.3 cm (35 1/8 x 24 1/8 in. )

It is inscribed

Imprinted in red at upper left on image: height 96'0". In black and red at bottom of image: Texas Mastaba (project for 500,000 stacked oil drums, each diameter 24" x 36" length. ) Christo 1975. Imprinted in black below title: Texas Mastaba by Christo: From a series commissioned by Mobil Oil Corporation for the Bicentennial. Recogonized by the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration. Imprinted in black at lower left corner: Mobil above a star logo encircled by the text: American Revolution Bicentennial 1776-1976.

Cite this object as

Poster, Texas Mastaba for Mobil, America: The Third Century; Designed by Christo (American, b. Bulgaria 1935); offset lithograph on brown wove paper; 89.2 x 61.3 cm (35 1/8 x 24 1/8 in. ); Gift of Ken Friedman; 1997-19-264

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