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Poster, The Diva is Dismissed

This is a Poster. It was designed by Paula Scher. It is dated 1994 and we acquired it in 1996. Its medium is screenprint on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Paula Scher’s juxtaposition of a head in blue and white superimposed on a yellow ground makes for an eye-catching poster. Using complementary colors to draw attention, Scher’s poster for a production at The Public Theater also recalls the bright hues of Pop Art and Andy Warhol’s color-centric print series featuring the heads of iconic figures.

This object was donated by Paula Scher. It is credited Gift of Paula Scher.

  • Poster, Wozzeck
  • offset lithograph on paper.
  • Museum purchase from Friends of Drawings & Prints Fund.
  • 2013-30-1

Our curators have highlighted 8 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Poster, Kabaret
  • offset lithograph on wove paper.
  • Gift of Sara and Marc Benda.
  • 2010-21-100

Its dimensions are

117.2 × 76.8 cm (46 1/8 × 30 1/4 in.)

Cite this object as

Poster, The Diva is Dismissed; Designed by Paula Scher (American, b. 1948); USA; screenprint on paper; 117.2 × 76.8 cm (46 1/8 × 30 1/4 in.); Gift of Paula Scher; 1996-88-17

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.

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