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  • We acquired this object.

2017

  • Work on this object began.

2019

Plasticeberg, 2017

It was designed by Jorge Gamboa. It is dated 2017. Its medium is poster.

An iceberg glistening in the sun reveals itself to be a discarded plastic bag floating just below the ocean’s surface. This metaphorical image has resonated across communities and has been reproduced around the globe. Transcending linguistic boundaries, the graphic draws attention to the harsh reality that millions of tons of plastic pollute our world’s water sources every year.

It is credited Courtesy of Jorge Gamboa, first presented at La Bienal del Cartel Bolivia (BICeBé) and first published in National Geographic.

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