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1950

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1955

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Collage, Maquette of Book Cover Design, Dylan Thomas: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog, ca. 1955

This is a collage. It was designed by Alvin Lustig and made for (as the client) New Directions Books. It is dated ca. 1955 and we acquired it in 2001. Its medium is printed on adhesive, pasted on gelatin silver print on thin board adhered to cardboard. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled Lux in Tenebris/ Artists are Dogs.

This object was donated by Susan Lustig Peck and catalogued by Julia Pastor. It is credited Gift of Susan Lustig Peck.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 18.1 × 11 cm (7 1/8 × 4 5/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Printed in black, upper right: dylan thomas: / portrait of / the artist as / a young dog; in black, lower right: NEW DIRECTIONS PAPERBOOK 95c

Cite this object as

Collage, Maquette of Book Cover Design, Dylan Thomas: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog, ca. 1955; Designed by Alvin Lustig (American, 1915–1955); USA; printed on adhesive, pasted on gelatin silver print on thin board adhered to cardboard; H x W: 18.1 × 11 cm (7 1/8 × 4 5/16 in.); Gift of Susan Lustig Peck; 2001-29-3

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