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Poster, Plastics + Design

This is a Poster. It was made for (as the client) Die Neue Sammlung. It is dated 1998 and we acquired it in 2009. Its medium is screenprint on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Pierre Mendell and Klaus Oberer created this vivid design in three colorways for the Plastics + Design exhibition at Die Neue Sammlung Museum in Munich. The combination of simple shapes and fluorescent colors results in a striking graphic that echoes the synthetic colors found in plastics, while the varied proportions of each color radically change the overall effect.

It is credited Gift of Sara and Marc Benda.

  • Bowl (Germany)
  • kiln-formed fused glass.
  • This acquisition made possible through Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation.
  • 1983-11-1
  • Sidewall (USA)
  • machine-printed paper.
  • Gift of Greeley Municipal Museum.
  • 1972-50-9

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Its dimensions are

118.9 x 84 cm (46 13/16 x 33 1/16 in.)

It is signed

Printed in white ink, upper left: Design: Medell & Oberer

It is inscribed

Printed in white ink, upper right: Staatliches Museum für angewandte Kunst, Prinzregentenstr. 3, 80538 München, 6.3.-1.6.1998, Di - So 10 - 17 Uhr

Cite this object as

Poster, Plastics + Design; Client: Die Neue Sammlung (Germany); screenprint on paper; 118.9 x 84 cm (46 13/16 x 33 1/16 in.); Gift of Sara and Marc Benda; 2009-20-38

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.

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