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1991

  • Work on this object began.

1993

  • We acquired this object.

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Poster, Crack House White House, 1991

This is a Poster. It is dated 1991 and we acquired it in 1993. Its medium is spray paint on tracing paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This poster converts the presidential residence into the grin of a skull.

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

  • Object ID #18758307
  • screenprint, stencil and black spray paint on wove paper.
  • Gift of Sara and Marc Benda.
  • 2010-21-50

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Its dimensions are

61 x 48.4 cm (24 in. x 19 1/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Poster, Crack House White House, 1991; USA; spray paint on tracing paper; 61 x 48.4 cm (24 in. x 19 1/16 in.); Gift of Steven Heller and Karrie Jacobs; 1993-53-83

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

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