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Drawing, Design for Carpet: Guitars and Cocktail Glasses for Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Donald Deskey and attributed to Donald Deskey and from the office of Donald Deskey and after Ruth Reeves and made for (as the client) Radio City Music Hall. We acquired it in 1975. Its medium is brush and gouache, graphite on cream illustration board, lined. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled Radio City Music Hall: A Celebration of American Modern Design.

This object was donated by Donald Deskey.

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Drawing, Design for Carpet: Guitars and Cocktail Glasses for Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY; Designed by Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); USA; brush and gouache, graphite on cream illustration board, lined; 1975-11-42

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