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Title

Art

Artist

Robert Cottingham (American, born 1935)

Date

1992

Medium

lithograph on paper

Collection Area

Graphic Arts

Category

Prints

Object Type

planographic print

Culture

American

Credit Line

Museum Purchase: Robert Hale Ellis Jr. Fund for the Blanche Eloise Day Ellis and Robert Hale Ellis Memorial Collection

Accession Number

94.61

Copyright

© unknown, research required

Terms

lithography

planographic printing

planographic prints

studios

Description

This print by Robert Cottingham shows his enduring interest in the energy and structure of letters. Cottingham isolates signs or fragments of signs from movie theaters, shops, and commercial buildings. His cropped composition and realistic rendering emphasizes the physical weight of the lettering as much as the words themselves.

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