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1966

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1985

  • Work on this object ended.

2016

  • We acquired this object.

2019

2022

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Print, The Ideal vs. The Real Advertisement Proof

This is a Print. It was designed by Herbert Bayer and featuring artwork by Georges Seurat and Pravoslav Sovak and made for (as the client) Atlantic Richfield Company. It is dated late 20th century and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is offset lithograph on glossy white paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase with funding provided by the Buddy Taub Foundation, Dennis A. Roach and Jill Roach Directors.

Its dimensions are

28 × 21.6 cm (11 × 8 1/2 in.)

It is signed

Printed in black ink, upper left, underneath image: artist: p. sovak; center left, above image: artist: seurat The Art Institute of Chicago

Cite this object as

Print, The Ideal vs. The Real Advertisement Proof; Designed by Herbert Bayer (American, b. Austria, active Germany and USA, 1900–1985); offset lithograph on glossy white paper; 28 × 21.6 cm (11 × 8 1/2 in.); Museum purchase with funding provided by the Buddy Taub Foundation, Dennis A. Roach and Jill Roach Directors; 2016-54-299

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