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Poster, Exodus

This is a Poster. It is dated 1961 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.

In his 1961 ad campaign for Otto Preminger’s film Exodus, Bass creates a poster-within-a-poster that is consumed from below by yellow flames. Bass applies similar imagery to the film’s title sequence, in which a yellow flame flickers along the bottom of a black screen, mingling with the stark white typography before engulfing the full frame.

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

  • Poster, The Association
  • offset lithograph on white wove paper.
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie J. Schreyer.
  • 1979-34-25

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Its dimensions are

104.1 × 68.7 cm (41 in. × 27 1/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Poster, Exodus; USA; offset lithograph on wove paper; 104.1 × 68.7 cm (41 in. × 27 1/16 in.); Gift of Sara and Marc Benda; 2010-21-16

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

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