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African Jigsaw

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    United Kingdom (printed)

  • Date:

    1986 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Eckersley, Tom OBE, born 1914 - died 1996 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Screenprint

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of the American Friends of the V&A; Gift to the American Friends by Leslie, Judith and Gabri Schreyer and Alice Schreyer Batko

  • Museum number:

    E.875-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3G, shelf DR27

Physical description

Screen printed poster advertising an evening of musical entertainment, 'African Jigsaw'. The poster depicts the face of a black child, seen in profile, and with a red and green collar. The back of the head is displaced and in the form of pieces of a jigsaw. The image is set against a yellow background, and information for the production is below the image at the bottom of the poster.

Place of Origin

United Kingdom (printed)

Date

1986 (printed)

Artist/maker

Eckersley, Tom OBE, born 1914 - died 1996 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Screenprint

Marks and inscriptions

'WORLD WILDLIFE FUND PRESENTS AFRICAN JIGSAW'
Below the image, in the lower section of the poster, printed in black letters

'A Musica Entertainment by Peter Rose & Anne Conlon / with the musicians and chior of St Augustines RC / High School Billington Blackburn and Jane Asher / Barbican Concert Hall 3rd November 730pm / Telephone 01-628 8795'
Below the main heading in a smaller typeface

'ECKERSLEY 86'
The poster is signed upper left, printed in black ink

Dimensions

Height: 78.6 cm, Width: 53.3 cm

Descriptive line

Screen printed theatre poster advertising 'African Jigsaw' at the Barbican, London, designed by Tom Eckersley, United Kingdom, 1986

Materials

Paper; Printing ink

Techniques

Screen print

Subjects depicted

Exhibition; Profiles; Jigsaws; Children

Categories

Prints; Advertising; Black History; Entertainment & Leisure; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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