1969 Metropolitan Museum of Art Promotional Poster "Harlem on my Mind"
Designed by Reynold Ruffins (American; b. 1930)
Harlem on my Mind: The Cultural Capital of Black America 1900-1968, 1969
Lithograph on paper
Signed in plate to the lower left
Jack Bradley stamp to the verso
Produced by The Metropolitan Museum of Art in association with New State Council on the Arts
Grant provided by The Henry Luce Foundation, Inc.
A lithographic promotional poster titled Harlem on my Mind: The Cultural Capital of Black America 1900-1968 designed by Reynold Ruffins (American; b. 1930) for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, dated 1969. This piece depicts a geometric ‘Harlem’ to the upper margin with a black and white rendering of historical and significant images from African American history. The artist’s signature is present in plate to the lower left corner and the piece is presented as loose work.
- to poor; heavy toning to paper; creasing and surface wear to image of poster; pinholes to corners of poster due to hanging; rip to upper left edge of paper; poster tends to roll; crease through middle of poster.