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Poster, The Masonic Lobby, Palace of Typographic Masonry

This is a Poster. It was designed by Richard Niessen. It is dated 2015 and we acquired it in 2017. Its medium is screenprint on paper.

Patterns and shapes converge in collide in this vibrant poster by Niessen. Called The Masonic Lobby, the poster is from his ongoing series Palace of Typographic Masonry. Floating puzzle pieces suggest a world of mystery that is about to come together—or drift further apart.

This object was donated by Richard Niessen. It is credited Gift of Richard Niessen.

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Its dimensions are

118 × 84 cm (46 7/16 × 33 1/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Poster, The Masonic Lobby, Palace of Typographic Masonry; Designed by Richard Niessen; screenprint on paper; 118 × 84 cm (46 7/16 × 33 1/16 in.); Gift of Richard Niessen; 2017-53-2

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

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