- 28 x 22 inches (71 x 56 cm)
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From a rare series of 23 posters designed for subway and rail stations for the prestigious newspaper. In 1952 the Museum of Modern Art in New York put the posters on exhibition and described them thusly in its press release: “the message [‘get all the news and get it right’] is presented . . . without the use of any visual images. Variety is achieved by the use of color, placement of the copy, and painted, drawn or ruled visual accents.” Mildred Constantine, the Doyenne of Design from the museum’s department of architecture and design, refers to this series as “the most artistically significant institutional advertising design being done in America today.” rare. IPA 52 p. 174.
This photo offset poster gives us Stella’s minimalist geometric patterns interlocked in vibrant Magic Marker tones on graph paper. Commissioned by the List Foundation, these brightly colored spinning shapes are definitely responsible for attracting our attention to the existence of the 1967 Lincoln Center Festival, but the question remains that for all their effectiveness- as is often the case with Stella designs- in what way do these patterns promote Lincoln Center? The results are inconclusive, but it would seem that the conceptual conceit behind the design had to be that once you’ve got someone’s attention, the text takes care of the informative end of the bargain, whether the image is connected to the words or not.
Demotte, A fashionable address for a handsome antique gallery. Located on 25 East 78th Street, New York, NY.
Matted in a beautiful 2 inch mat, please add 4 inches to each of the dimensions given.
The 1964/1965 New York World’s Fair was the third major world’s fair to be held in New York City. The ‘universal and international’ theme was symbolized by a 12-story high, stainless-steel model of the earth called the Unisphere.