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Hookah Love

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    New York (printed)

  • Date:

    1967 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Keelan, C (artist)
    Personality Posters Inc. (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour offset lithograph on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of Ruth and Joseph Bromberg in memory of their son Michael

  • Museum number:

    E.595-1999

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3H, shelf 3

Physical description

Psychadelic poster in green, dark red, orange, and purple, with a white outer border, black background with purple green and orange line bordered frame with dark red swirl decoration in a top panel continuing in a repeating cusped border round the image. The main image set against a green background, features a topless woman with dark skin, green eyes and orange cheeks, and long orange hair adorned with a jewelled hair band. She wears an ankle lenth purple skirt with geometric decorations in green, orange and purple around the hem and is smoking a hookah piple. The text is in green and forms part of the image towards the top, surrounded by stylized floral decoration.

Place of Origin

New York (printed)

Date

1967 (made)

Artist/maker

Keelan, C (artist)
Personality Posters Inc. (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour offset lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

LET US THEN / FREE FROM HATE / LIVE HAPPiLY / AMONG MEN FiLLED / WITH HATRED / LET US DWELL iN / LOVE
In green on image

282 'Hookah Love'
Running vertically lower left margin

PERSONALITY POSTERS, INC. 74 FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK, N.Y. 10011
Lower right margin

[copyright symbol] 1967 C KEELAN
Artist signature printed below woman's feet

Dimensions

Height: 77.5 cm, Width: 53.2 cm

Descriptive line

Poster, 'Hookah Love' by C. Keelan, 1967, printed by Personality Posters Inc., New York.

Materials

Ink; Paper

Techniques

Colour offset lithography

Subjects depicted

Hair ornaments; Woman; Stylized flowers; Lettering (layout features); Hookahs

Categories

Prints; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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