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Stuart Davis

Impression of the New York World's Fair (mural study, Communications Building, World's Fair, Flushing, New York)
1938
gouache
14 3/4 x 22 1/8 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the United States Information Agency through the General Services Administration

Stuart Davis's Impression of the New York World’s Fair is an especially valuable record of an important mural that no longer exists. The mural, which was created for the Communications building of the 1939 World’s Fair, told the story of the "historical development of the means of communication . . . of the mechanical and electrical objectification of the human eye, ear, voice, and bodily motion."