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1972

  • Work on this object began.

1991

  • We acquired this object.

2016

2022

  • You found it!

Poster, A Picnic in Los Angeles

This is a Poster. It was designed by Keith Godard. It is dated 1972 and we acquired it in 1991. Its medium is offset lithograph on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Keith Godard. It is credited Gift of Keith Godard.

Its dimensions are

87.1 x 61.7 cm (34 5/16 x 24 5/16 in.)

It is signed

Signed in pen and black ink, lower right corner: Keith Godard 1980. Verso, signed in pen and black ink at, upper left: Keith Godard; within artist's stamp: Designer/[signature]/ Works 33 Union Square West/ New York, NY 10003 212 924 6924

It is inscribed

Printed in plate, lower right, in white ink in four columns, [column 1]: A/ Picnic/ in/ Los Angeles; [column 2]: Southern California/ Chapter of the/ American Institute/ of Architects,/ Southern Section/ American/ Institute of Planners,/ Southern California/ Chapter of American/ Society of Landscape/ Architects,/ the Art Directors/ Club of Los Angeles/ and all other/ designers invite you/ to the second/ Annual Designers’ Picnic.; [column 3]: Sunday, August 27, 1972/ 3 pm to 6 pm/ at Hancock Park/ (the peoples’ park)/ next to the Los Angeles/ County Museum of Art on/ Wilshire Boulevard.; [column 4]: Come have fun./ Bring white balloons and/ other colors for helium/ balloon structure./ Bring a basket lunch to/ share with others./ Join with students from/ The New School - / Southern California/ Institute of Architecture./ Build instant modules from/ Community ’72 Projects./ Come early for free/ fruit salad by the A.I.A. Printed in plate, in white ink, left edge: Design: Keith Godard of Works; below, smaller: A Werthheimer/Zimmerman Production/ Photography: Me[t? l?]rex Aerial Surveys/ Printed by Toyo Printing Company

Cite this object as

Poster, A Picnic in Los Angeles; Designed by Keith Godard (American, b. London 1942); USA; offset lithograph on paper; 87.1 x 61.7 cm (34 5/16 x 24 5/16 in.); Gift of Keith Godard; 1991-69-28

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