Poster, John Lennon, 1967
This is a poster. It was designed by Richard Avedon and published by Cowles Education Corporation and association: Maximus Enterprises, Ltd. and NEMS Enterprises, Ltd. and manufactured by Look Magazine and made for Richard Avedon Posters, Inc.. It is dated 1967 and we acquired it in 1981. Its medium is offset lithograph on white wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.
This poster suggests an altered state of mind by filling John Lennon’s glasses with a swirling optical illusion. The photograph has been converted to a high-contrast image, a technique sometimes called "posterization."
This object was
It is credited
Gift of Various Donors.
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Its dimensions are
H x W: 79.2 × 57.3 cm (31 3/16 × 22 9/16 in.) Mat: 71.1 × 91.4 cm (28 × 36 in.)
It is inscribed
Imprinted in green, lower left corner of margin: JOHN LENNON photographed by Richard Avedon for Look magazine; in lower right corner: Copyright c [encircled] 1967 by NEMS Enterprises, Ltd. All rights reserved, published and distributed by Cowles Education Corporation, 488 Madison/Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10022, in cooperation with Richard Avedon Posters, Inc. exclusively under license from Maximus Enterprises, Ltd.
Cite this object as
Poster, John Lennon, 1967; Designed by Richard Avedon (American, 1923 - 2004); USA; offset lithograph on white wove paper; H x W: 79.2 × 57.3 cm (31 3/16 × 22 9/16 in.) Mat: 71.1 × 91.4 cm (28 × 36 in.); Gift of Various Donors; 1981-29-511