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1985

  • Work on this object began.

1993

  • We acquired this object.

2015

2022

  • You found it!

Poster, Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it

This is a Poster. It was designed by Doug Minkler. It is dated 1985 and we acquired it in 1993. Its medium is lithograph on white paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Steven Heller and Karrie Jacobs. It is credited Gift of Steven Heller and Karrie Jacobs.

Its dimensions are

63.5 × 47.2 cm (25 in. × 18 9/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Imprinted in black ink on bottom: "published by Inkworks, Berkeley, CA"

Cite this object as

Poster, Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it; Designed by Doug Minkler (American, b. 1949); USA; lithograph on white paper; 63.5 × 47.2 cm (25 in. × 18 9/16 in.); Gift of Steven Heller and Karrie Jacobs; 1993-53-26

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