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Design for a Box in Orange, Black, and Yellow (recto); Design for Box in Orange, Green, and Yellow (verso)

Vlastislav Hofman1911

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Recto: Perspective design for a box as seen from above. On top of box orange squares at lower left and upper right corners and two orange geometric motifs, shaped roughly like a Greek cross, in the center on black ground. Triangular shapes in black and orange on yellow fill edges of box; verso: box seen from the top with criss-crossing diagonal green and orange bands on yellow ground. Bottom and right side of box also visible with continuation of orange and green bands on yellow ground.

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  • Title: Design for a Box in Orange, Black, and Yellow (recto); Design for Box in Orange, Green, and Yellow (verso)
  • Creator: Vlastislav Hofman
  • Date Created: 1911
  • Signed: Signed and dated on recto in graphite, lower right: Vl Hofman / 1911; signed and dated on verso, in graphite, lower right: Vl. Hofman / 1911
  • Physical Dimensions: w143 x h186 cm
  • Inscribed: Inscribed on recto in graphite on orange areas: orau; on verso, b [denotes yellow]; oran [denotes orange]; ul [denotes green]
  • Dimensions: 18.6 x 14.3 cm (7 5/16 x 5 5/8 in. )
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Gift of Elaine Lustig Cohen
  • Medium: Brush and watercolor, black wash, graphite on heavy cream paper

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