Impression of the New York World's Fair (mural study, Communications Building, World's Fair, Flushing, New York)

  • Stuart Davis, Impression of the New York World's Fair (mural study, Communications Building, World's Fair, Flushing, New York), 1938, gouache on paperboard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the United States Information Agency through the General Services Administration, 1995.27

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This work is the only surviving design of the artist’s demolished mural for the Communications Building at the World’s Fair held in Flushing, New York, in 1939. This gouache was originally commissioned by Harper’s Bazaar magazine for its February 1939 issue. Impression of the New York World’s Fair is an interpretation of various architectural elements at the fair, such as the Perisphere and the Trylon, and of stripper Gypsy Rose Lee at center stage.

Graphic Masters II: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2009

 

 

Title
Impression of the New York World's Fair (mural study, Communications Building, World's Fair, Flushing, New York)
Artist
Commissioner
Date
1938
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sheet: 14 3/4 x 22 1/8 in. (37.5 x 55.9 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Transfer from the United States Information Agency through the General Services Administration

Mediums
Mediums Description
gouache on paperboard
Classifications
Highlights
Keywords
  • Abstract – geometric
  • Cityscape – New York – New York
Object Number
1995.27
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