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Announcement, Jackie Blum, Peggy Kempton, and Evelyn Silva at American Contemporary Gallery, 1943

This is a announcement. It was graphic design by Alvin Lustig. It is dated 1943 and we acquired it in 2001. Its medium is screenprint, letterpress on thick, textured yellow paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Gift of Susan Lustig Peck.

Its dimensions are

22.2 x 14.0 cm (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 in. )

It is signed

Imprinted in black ink, lower right corner, sideways: lustig.

It is inscribed

Imprinted in rust ink along upper left edge, sideways: EXHIBIT; in yellow (reserve), across center: jackie blum/peggy kempton/evelyn silva; in black, across lower third of page: An exhibition of paintings by Jackie Blum, Peggy Kempton and/Evelyn Silva will open Sunday afternoon, January 10, 1943,/from 3:00 to 7:00. The exhibit will continue until February 6./; in rust: AMERICAN CONTEMPORARY GALLERY/; in black: 6727 1/2 HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD, HOLLYWOOD - NO. 1064; Verso, in black, upper left: jackie blum/peggy kempton/evelyn silva; at center left: The work of these three young painters has an attrac-/tion for me that painting rarely provides. Although/personal and intense, they are planned with a dec-/orative logic, usually lacking in works of any expres-/sive power. This highly personal frontier work in the realm of form, unhampered by too finished a tech-/nique, makes an unwitting contribution to the imper-/sonal tradition of the designer or architect, that, is to/me most valuable. Sensitive and far from "primitive,"/these small paintings carry large lessons for the more finished painter./Alvin LUSTIG/AMERICAN CONTEMPORARY GALLERY/6727 1/2 HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD, HOLLYWOOD; in black, upper right corner: SEC. 562, P.L. & R.

Cite this object as

Announcement, Jackie Blum, Peggy Kempton, and Evelyn Silva at American Contemporary Gallery, 1943; Graphic design by Alvin Lustig (American, 1915–1955); USA; screenprint, letterpress on thick, textured yellow paper; 22.2 x 14.0 cm (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 in. ); Gift of Susan Lustig Peck; 2001-29-49

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