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Print, Great Ideas of Western Man Featuring Ludwig Wittgenstein

This is a Print. It was designed by Herbert Bayer and featuring artwork by Herbert Bayer and made for (as the client) Container Corporation of America. It is dated 1967 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is offset lithograph on glossy white paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase with funding provided by the Buddy Taub Foundation, Dennis A. Roach and Jill Roach Directors.

Its dimensions are

35.8 × 28.9 cm (14 1/8 × 11 3/8 in.)

It is signed

Printed in black ink, upper right: artist herbert bayer

It is inscribed

Printed in black ink, vertically, upper right: by permission of humanities press inc. Verso contains design idea and biographical details about Bayer and Wittgenstein printed in grey ink. Printed in grey ink, verso, bottom left: 30″ x 30″ / Medium: Acrylic Polymer / Harper’s, Chicago, May, 1967 / Atlantic, Fortune, September, 1967

Cite this object as

Print, Great Ideas of Western Man Featuring Ludwig Wittgenstein; Designed by Herbert Bayer (American, b. Austria, active Germany and USA, 1900–1985); offset lithograph on glossy white paper; 35.8 × 28.9 cm (14 1/8 × 11 3/8 in.); Museum purchase with funding provided by the Buddy Taub Foundation, Dennis A. Roach and Jill Roach Directors; 2016-54-104

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