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1976

  • Work on this object began.

1980

  • We acquired this object.

2015

2021

  • You found it!

Poster, Three Penny Opera, 1976

This is a Poster. It was designed by Paul Davis and made for (as the client) The Public Theater. It is dated 1976 and we acquired it in 1980. Its medium is lithograph on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled One Penny, Two Penny, Threepenny, Four!.

It is credited Gift of Unknown Donor.

  • Opera Glasses (France), ca. 1910
  • mother-of-pearl, aluminum, metal, optical glass.
  • Gift of Alan and Monah L. Gettner in loving memory of Minnie S. Hermann.
  • 1999-54-2

Its dimensions are

H x W: 116.8 × 58.6 cm (46 in. × 23 1/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Poster, Three Penny Opera, 1976; Designed by Paul Davis (American, b. 1938); lithograph on paper; H x W: 116.8 × 58.6 cm (46 in. × 23 1/16 in.); Gift of Unknown Donor; 1980-32-986

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