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Drawing, Design for Sportshack, 1940

This is a Drawing. It was from the office of Donald Deskey. It is dated 1940 and we acquired it in 1988. Its medium is brush and gouache, black ink, airbrush and gouache over stencil, graphite on illustration board. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Sportshack was Deskey’s earliest foray into the field of prefabricated housing. Like many 1930s and 1940s design drawings, this compelling piece was executed in airbrush, an adjustable-spray technique that misted paint over a stencil to produce a slick, almost mechanical appearance.

This object was donated by Donald Deskey and catalogued by Dr. Gail Davidson and Eleonore Kissel. It is credited Gift of Donald Deskey.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 55.9 × 76.2 cm (22 × 30 in.) Mat: 71.1 x 91.4 cm (28 x 36 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamps: Black gummed label at lower right: DONALD DESKEY/630 FIFTH AVENUE/NEW YORK CITY; two architect's stamps in black ink on verso: DONALD DESKEY/630 FIFTHAVENUE/NEW YORK CITY; manufacturer's stamp in brown ink on verso: WHATMAN/ DRAWING BOARD/H. Reeve Angel & Co., Inc., New York City

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, center on verso: 9007[underlined]/13

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Sportshack, 1940. brush and gouache, black ink, airbrush and gouache over stencil, graphite on illustration board. Gift of Donald Deskey. 1988-101-1515.

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