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Issues and Causes

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Brno (posted)
    United States (made)

  • Date:

    1994 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Chwast, Seymour, born 1931 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour screenprint

  • Museum number:

    E.189-1997

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2F, shelf DR77, box BRITISH MUSEUM POSTERS

This poster advertises the showing of the exhibition Issues and Causes at Brno in the Czech Republic in 1994. The exhibition was originally held at the AIGA in New York. Humour plays a significant part in the creative work of Seymour Chwast (born 1931), who was a founder-member of the Push Pin Studios in New York. Here the Statue of Liberty (personifying the United States) rides to the rescue. It refers to Chwast’s opportune late offer to design a poster for Brno’s Biennale of 1994. Chwast was a selector for the Issues and Causes exhibition in New York.

Physical description

Poster depicting the Statue of Liberty riding a red motorcycle whilst holding a placard.

Place of Origin

Brno (posted)
United States (made)

Date

1994 (printed)

Artist/maker

Chwast, Seymour, born 1931 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Colour screenprint

Marks and inscriptions

'ISSUES / AND CAUSES / AIGA NEW YORK / 16 BIENALE BRNO 1994 / MORAVSKA GALERIE / BRNO 15.6-25.9 / 1994'

Dimensions

Height: 95.4 cm, Width: 65.1 cm, :, :

Descriptive line

Poster by Seymour Chwast, 'Issues and Causes', advertising the XVI International Biennale of Graphic Design, held in the Galerie Moravska, Brno, colour screenprint, 1994

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1997

Materials

Paper; Material

Techniques

Screenprinting; Technique

Subjects depicted

Motorbike; Statue of Liberty; Placards (information artifacts); Exhibitions

Categories

Prints; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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