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1997

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Poster, America Whistles, for Mobil, America: The Third Century

This is a Poster. It was designed by Edward Ruscha. It is dated 1976 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

88.9 x 61.1 cm (35 x 24 1/16 in. )

It is inscribed

Imprinted in gray below title: America Whistles by Edward Ruscha: From a series commissioned by Mobil Oil Corporation for the Bicentennial. Recogonized by the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration. Below image at lower left Text and logo for Mobil and at lower center across the sheet in black block letters: Mobil:The Third Century. 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, America Whistles, for Mobil, America: The Third Century; Designed by Edward Ruscha (American, b. 1937); offset lithograph on white wove paper; 88.9 x 61.1 cm (35 x 24 1/16 in. ); Gift of Ken Friedman; 1997-19-266

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