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  • We acquired this object.

1928

  • Work on this object began.

2021

Program, 12,000, The Gate Theatre Studio

This is a Program. It was designed by E. McKnight Kauffer. It is dated 1928. Its medium is letterpress. It is a part of the department.

In the late 1920s and early 1930s, Kauffer was involved with many theatrical organizations ranging from the experimental to the mainstream. He designed logos and programs for many of them. When Sidney Bernstein (1899–1993), a cofounder of the Film Society, opened the new Phoenix Theatre, Kauffer produced a logo featuring an elegant phoenix, a mythological bird rising from the flames.

It is credited Private collection, London.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 28 × 19 cm (11 in. × 7 1/2 in.)

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