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1958

  • Work on this object began.

1960

  • Work on this object ended.

2016

  • We acquired this object.

2019

2022

  • You found it!

Print, Great Ideas of Eastern Man Featuring Buddha

This is a Print. It was designed by Herbert Bayer and featuring artwork by Chen Chi-Kwan and made for (as the client) Container Corporation of America and subject: Buddha. It is dated 1958–60 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

34.6 × 27.6 cm (13 5/8 × 10 7/8 in.)

It is signed

Printed in black ink, upper right of orange rectangle on the left: Artist: Chen Chi Kwan

Cite this object as

Print, Great Ideas of Eastern Man Featuring Buddha ; Designed by Herbert Bayer (American, b. Austria, active Germany and USA, 1900–1985); Featuring artwork by Chen Chi-Kwan (Chinese, 1921–2007); Subject: Buddha (Indian, c. 563 or 480 BCE–c. 483 or 400 BCE); Client: Container Corporation of America (United States); Previously owned by Glenn Horowitz Bookseller; offset lithograph on glossy white paper; 34.6 × 27.6 cm (13 5/8 × 10 7/8 in.); Museum purchase with funding provided by the Buddy Taub Foundation, Dennis A. Roach and Jill Roach Directors; 2016-54-132-5

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