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1979

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1981

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Poster, Hocus Focus

This is a Poster. It was designed by Keith Godard and made for (as the client) Staten Island Children's Museum. It is dated 1979 and we acquired it in 1981. Its medium is print on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Gift of Various Donors.

It is signed

Signed in pen and ink, bottom center: Keith Godard, 1980

It is inscribed

Printed in white ink in plate, top: Hocus Focus/ The magic of how artists see the world and how we can look through their eyes; in black ink, below: Stated Island Children’s Museum; in white ink, right: Nov 6, 1979—Aug 15, 1980 Printed in white ink in plate, lower left corner: A participatory exhibit for children and parents, designed by Carolyn Bloomer and Jeffrey Hannigan. Below, smaller: made possible in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, and by a grant from the Helena Rubinstein Foundation Below, smaller: Poster design [copyright symbol] 1979 by Keith Godard of Works Printed in white ink in plate, bottom center: Admission by donation/ 25 [cent symbol] for children/ 50 [cent symbol] for adults Below, smaller: Printed by Georgian Press Printed in white ink in plate, lower right corner: Staten Island/ Children’s Museum/ 15 Beach Street/ State Island/ New York 10304 Below, smaller: Five minutes from Ferry by/ No. 2 Bus or Rapid Transit to/ Stapleton. For more information/ on hours and special events,/ call (212) 273 2060

Cite this object as

Poster, Hocus Focus; Designed by Keith Godard (American, b. London 1942); USA; print on paper; Gift of Various Donors; 1981-29-364

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