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1927

  • Work on this object began.

1931

  • Work on this object ended.

1988

  • We acquired this object.

2015

2021

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Drawing, Design for Waste Basket, 1927–1931

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Donald Deskey and from the office of Donald Deskey. It is dated 1927–1931 and we acquired it in 1988. Its medium is graphite, red, brown color pencil on tracing paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Donald Deskey. It is credited Gift of Donald Deskey.

Its dimensions are

31.5 x 36.7 cm (12 3/8 x 14 7/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Smalll stamp in red ink, lower right: DONALD DESKEY/145 WEST 57th STREET/NEW YORK CITY

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite,lower center: PLAN; lower left, 8;lower right quadrant: SCALE 3" 1'-0"; lower right corner, #7079; in red color pencil, lower right: P

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Waste Basket, 1927–1931; Designed by Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); USA; graphite, red, brown color pencil on tracing paper; 31.5 x 36.7 cm (12 3/8 x 14 7/16 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-839

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