Poster, "Symphony of a Big City", 1928 Lithograph on off-white wove paper. Museum purchase from Drawings and Prints Council and General Acquisitions Endowment Funds. 2008-1-1.
What is this?
This Soviet film poster for the German 1927 movie "Die Symphonie der Grossstadt" ["Symphony of a Metropolis"], depicts a mechanical man composed of a head with a movie camera for one eye, a watch on his neck, with one arm typing on a typewriter and the other arm in the form of a pen. This figure is placed in front of a flat and tilted skyscraper. The title of the film, in red, runs diagonally along the lower edge while the movie credits in white parallel the diagonal building.
This object has been included in the following exhibitions:
- Curators Select: Recent Acquisitions, 2003-2008, Friday, September 12, 2008 - Friday, January 25, 2019