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1976

  • Work on this object began.

1981

  • We acquired this object.

2016

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Poster, I, Claudius, 1976

This is a poster. It was designed by Seymour Chwast and printed by Crafton Graphic Company, Inc. and the art director was Sandra Ruch and made for (as the client) Mobil. It is dated 1976 and we acquired it in 1981. Its medium is lithograph on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was catalogued by Julia Pastor. It is credited Gift of Various Donors.

It is signed

Printed in gray ink, on yellow tiles at right center: CHWAST

It is inscribed

Printed in gray ink, top: ALL ROME THOUGHT HIM A FOOL, BUT HIS GENIUS WAS SURVIVAL; in green, below: I, CLAUDIUS; in gray ink, lower left: ENCORES / SUNDAYS AT 9 PM / CHANNEL 13 PBS / BEGINNING JUNE 10 / MASTERPIECE / THEATRE / Mobil; in gray ink, bottom left: LITHOGRAPHED BY CRAFTON GRAPHIC COMPANY INC.

Cite this object as

Poster, I, Claudius, 1976; Designed by Seymour Chwast (American, b. 1931); USA; lithograph on paper; Gift of Various Donors; 1981-29-36

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