Object Timeline

1992

  • Work on this object began.

1996

  • We acquired this object.

2016

2018

Poster, Malcolm X, 1992

This is a Poster. It was written by Spike Lee and Arnold Perl and designed by Art Sims and company: Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. and production directed by Spike Lee and produced by Spike Lee, Marvin Worth and 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks. It is dated 1992 and we acquired it in 1996. Its medium is offset lithograph on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Art Sims, graduated from Michigan State University in 1975. He began his graphic design career in New York City as Associate Designer for CBS Records and subsequently relocated to Los Angeles where he was hired as Director of Art/Design for Capitol Records. At Capitol, he designed record covers, corporate logos and identities, and advertising campaigns for consumer and trade ads. In 1980, Sims created his own design firm, 11:24 Design. His clients include Stevie Wonder Productions, Quincy Jones Productions, Eddie Murphy Productions, and MCA Records. Sims also has worked in the areas of film, television, and video.

These posters have been reviewed by Marilyn Symmes, Ellen Lupton, and Gail Davidson. Konstanze Bachmann has also reviewed them for conservation problems. She notes small nicks and creases at corners, otherwise the condition is fine. We recommend retaining this material for the collection because it documents the films of a major African-American director and filmmaker an

This object was donated by Art Sims and catalogued by Rebekah Pollock and Carey Gibbons. It is credited Gift of Art Sims.

Its dimensions are

120 × 68.5 cm (47 1/4 × 26 15/16 in.)

It is signed

Signed in pen and black ink, lower left: Art Sims / 3/29/95

Cite this object as

Poster, Malcolm X, 1992; Designed by Art Sims (American, b. 1954); USA; offset lithograph on paper; 120 × 68.5 cm (47 1/4 × 26 15/16 in.); Gift of Art Sims; 1996-92-9

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