Floating Pear

Floating Pear

c. 1977, 1968
Designer
Milton Glaser, American, 1929-2020
Born: New York, NY
Work Locations: New York, NY
Country
United States
poster
Offset lithograph
Gift of Milton Glaser, Inc.
1991.508

Milton Glaser, Floating Pear, 1968, printed about 1977. Offset lithograph; 37 × 24 in. Denver Art Museum Collection: Gift of Milton Glaser, Inc.

Dimensions
height: 37 in, 93.9800 cm; width: 24 in, 60.9600 cm
Inscription
Printed along bottom: Galerie d'actualité du C C I juillet-août 1977 Réalisation Landau-Larivière Centre Georges Pompidou / C C I, 1977 Imprimerie Serg, Ivry
Department
Architecture and Design
Collection
Architecture and Design

Milton Glaser
American, born 1929
Floating Pear
1968, printed about 1977
Offset lithograph
Gift of Milton Glaser, Inc., 1991.508

The power of Milton Glaser’s eye-catching, psychedelic compositions is in their simplicity. Unlike a painting, a poster must be bold, direct, and tell a story in a short length of time. Originally created to promote the Fruit Growers Association, this poster’s visually compelling graphics were inspired by Magritte and are representative of Glaser’s colorful and geometric creations of the 1960s.  

Known Provenance
Gifted 1991 by the designer.
Exhibition History
  • "What Is Modern?"—Denver Art Museum, 10/30/2010-3/24/2013 (work on view 6/5/2012 - 3/24/2013)

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