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1976

  • Work on this object began.

1981

  • We acquired this object.

2016

2022

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Poster, I, Claudius

This is a Poster. It was designed by Seymour Chwast. 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.

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

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