Are Posters the New Wall Art? According to MoMA, They Might Be
9 finds from its new pop-up.
Published Feb 24, 2019 6:30 AM
The MoMA Design Store has been a longstanding source of inspiration for the Domino team. The exceptionally curated shop bridges the gap between some of the most celebrated icons in design with the innovative creators making a statement in their own right. Comprising a diverse array of offerings, stemming from home decor to fashion, it’s essentially a one-stop shop for elevated living.
Now, we have yet another reason to love the shop: the opening of MoMA’s new pop-up endeavor, The Print Shop. Located in NYC’s SoHo neighborhood, the store will feature a selection of works inspired by past MoMA collections along with rare posters by artists such as Ellsworth Kelly, Yayoi Kusama, and Cy Twombly. The Print Shop will also feature on-site framing by Simply Framed, for both personal art pieces and posters purchased in-store.
Given the undeniably overwhelming nature of having to sort through the entirety of the collection, we took on the task to provide you with a curated list of the can’t-miss pieces. Read on for our favorite prints from MoMA’s Print Shop.
Labeled as one of the “hard-to-find” posters in the collection, this vintage, first-edition lithographic poster is one of 5,000 prints by Lichtenstein, done to raise awareness in the fight against Apartheid in South Africa.
This Jude Broughan limited edition piece is based on a photograph the artist took in England. It’s an ode to the locale’s quaint summer aesthetic set against a saturated background reminiscent of “the pink heat of Brooklyn in August.”
Extremely limited in quantity, this lithographic poster by Twombly was made for an exhibition at Moderna Museet.
The next best thing to owning an original Kooning? Owning a rare reprint of one of the artist’s many celebrated works.
We’re always here for a playful pop of color, and Niemiec’s vibrant print is exactly the sort of piece our bare walls deserve.
The Toronto-based artist and designer’s original four-color screenprint is a tribute to an age-old printing technique layered with a modern color detail.
This limited edition print from Chris Johanson is a tribute to the artist’s passion for animals, depicted by way of a bird in flight.
We’re dubbing this one as the ultimate piece de resistance. Designed by the artist in 1962, the vintage poster was once on display at Paris’s Musée National d’Art Moderne.
Consider this one the grown-up version of a throwback college poster. Designed by Milton Glaser in 1967, the four-color lithographic poster was originally created as a promotional feature for New York magazine.
The Print Shop will run from February 21 to March 25 at the MoMA Design Store located at 81 Spring Street.
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