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1985

  • Work on this object began.

1997

  • We acquired this object.

2016

2022

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Poster, Modernism Gone Wild

This is a Poster. It was designed by Christopher Pullman and subject: Dan Friedman. It is dated 1985 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

86.2 x 55.7 cm (33 15/16 x 21 15/16 in. )

It is signed

Imprinted lower left corner: AIGA Boston thanks yous[sic] for: Color Separations: / Publishers Choice / Printing: / Chadis Printing Co. Inc. / Paper: / Rourke - Eno Paper Company, Boston / Typesetting: / Typographic House, Inc. / Design: / CP & DF

It is inscribed

Imprinted in white upper left: Dan Friedman sees the / radical and often wild / evolution of his work / as a reaction to the / idealism and limitations / of his modernist / training. In his slide / lecture, he will explain / those issues and / transformations which / have been the basis for / his art, design and life / style over the past 15 years. Thursday, December 5 / 7:30 pm, Room D / Harvard Science Center / 1 Oxford Street / Cambridge, next to / Sanders Theater and a 4-minute walk from / the Harvard Squard T. At right center a quote from the artist. Verso: in black on white lower left: direct mail informationand map to lecture.

Cite this object as

Poster, Modernism Gone Wild; Designed by Christopher Pullman (American, b. 1941); offset lithograph on white wove paper; 86.2 x 55.7 cm (33 15/16 x 21 15/16 in. ); Gift of Ken Friedman; 1997-19-426

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