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  • We acquired this object.

1937

  • Work on this object began.

2021

Pamphlet, Posters by E. McKnight Kauffer, Museum of Modern Art

This is a Pamphlet. It was designed by E. McKnight Kauffer and published by The Museum of Modern Art.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Smithsonian Libraries as part of Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer.

It is dated 1937. Its medium is letterpress. It is a part of the department.


Kauffer’s solo exhibition opened in 1937 at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, introducing his posters to American audiences. Aldous Huxley wrote the catalog’s foreword. Kauffer designed the cover and contributed text on his biography and technique. Writing to Alfred H. Barr, Jr., the museum’s director, Kauffer expressed a crisis of confidence: “My feelings were mixed—sometimes pride and sometimes a sense that I had done so little that was worthwhile.”

It is credited Smithsonian Libraries and Archives, Gift of Margery Masinter .

Its dimensions are

H x W: 25.3 × 19.1 cm (9 15/16 × 7 1/2 in.)

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