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Sculpture at the Art Institute by Chicago Rapid Transit

Sculpture at the Art Institute by Chicago Rapid Transit

  • 1926
  • 40 x 78 inches (101 x 198 cm)
    $4,400
  • Linen backed

    Linen backing is the industry standard of conservation. Canvas is stretchered and a sheet of acid free barrier paper is laid down. The poster is then pasted to the acid free paper using an acid free paste. This process is fully reversible and gives support to the poster. A border of linen is left around the poster and can be used by a framer to mount the poster so that nothing touches the poster itself.

    The price of this poster includes linen backing.

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  • Condition B+: repaired tears, restoration and overpainting in image; minor restoration along vertical and horizontal folds. Three-sheets.

    Medin, a sculptor, photographer and artist, studied art at the Art Institute in Chicago and became the assistant art director and staff artist for the Illinois Central Railroad magazine (he is credited with having redesigned the Illinois Central's Diamond insignia). He created many posters for the Rapid Transit Lines. For this near life-size image of Auguste Rodin's bronze statue, Adam, Medin was awarded First Prize in the Students' Contest at the Art Institute of Chicago.
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