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1983

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1993

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Poster, Two-Headed Monster Destroys Community, 1983

This is a Poster. It was designed by Anton van Dalen and printed by Lower East Side Print Shop, Inc.. It is dated 1983 and we acquired it in 1993. Its medium is screenprint on white paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Stencil letters in all caps, together with alarming imagery, broadcast the urgency of the message.

This object was donated by Karrie Jacobs and Steven Heller. It is credited Gift of Steven Heller and Karrie Jacobs.

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Its dimensions are

H x W: 61.1 × 48.4 cm (24 1/16 × 19 1/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Imprinted in black ink at LR: "Printed at the Lower East Side Printshop"

Cite this object as

Poster, Two-Headed Monster Destroys Community, 1983; Designed by Anton van Dalen (Dutch and American, b. 1938); USA; screenprint on white paper; H x W: 61.1 × 48.4 cm (24 1/16 × 19 1/16 in.); Gift of Steven Heller and Karrie Jacobs; 1993-53-117

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition How Posters Work.

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