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Poster, Dick VanderVeen for United States Senate, ca. 1978

This is a Poster. It is dated ca. 1978 and we acquired it in 1981. Its medium is screenprint on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Stephen Frykholm uses blue, yellow, and orange to distinguish the state of Michigan, in red, from the bodies of land and water surrounding it: The Great Lakes, Canada, and Wisconsin. He highlights the state’s physical location and communicates the importance of the state’s 1978 primary for the United States Senate race, with a dynamic design that, at first glance, appears abstract.

It is credited Gift of Various Donors.

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Its dimensions are

95.3 x 63.7 cm (37 1/2 x 25 1/16 in.)

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Poster, Dick VanderVeen for United States Senate, ca. 1978; USA; screenprint on paper; 95.3 x 63.7 cm (37 1/2 x 25 1/16 in.); Gift of Various Donors; 1981-29-43

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.

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