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Poster, Die Zärtlichkeit der Wölfe [The Tenderness of Wolves]

This is a Poster. It is dated 1973 and we acquired it in 2010. Its medium is offset lithograph on wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

The red shirt of the vampire’s victim bleeds out to color the surrounding square. Playing with the relationship between figure and ground, the designer has converted the neutral background (the red square) into an active figure (the square appears to be bleeding).

This object was donated by Marc Benda. It is credited Gift of Sara and Marc Benda.

  • Poster, WERK No. 20
  • hand-distressed offset lithograph on paper.
  • Gift of Theseus Chan.
  • 2014-31-1

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Its dimensions are

87.5 × 61.4 cm (34 7/16 × 24 3/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Poster, Die Zärtlichkeit der Wölfe [The Tenderness of Wolves]; Germany; offset lithograph on wove paper; 87.5 × 61.4 cm (34 7/16 × 24 3/16 in.); Gift of Sara and Marc Benda; 2010-21-15

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition How Posters Work.

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