Paula Scher, Manhattan at Night , 2008
Manhattan at Night , 2008
This dazzling hand-pulled silkscreen on deluxe Lanaquarelle watercolor paper by renowned designer and artist Paula Scher - world renowned for her brilliant map artworks - is a homage to Manhattan at night. Excellent condition. Elegantly matted and framed.
60 inches x 33.5 inches
Paula Scher is one of the most acclaimed graphic designers in the world. She has been a principal in the New York office of the distinguished international design consultancy Pentagram since 1991, where she has designed identity and branding systems, environmental graphics, packaging and publications for a wide range of clients that includes, among others, Citibank, Microsoft, Bloomberg, the Museum of Modern Art, Tiffany & Co, the High Line, the Public Theater, the Metropolitan Opera, the Sundance Institute and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In the 1990s, Paula Scher began painting colorful typographic maps of the world, its continents, countries, islands, oceans, cities, streets and neighborhoods. The paintings were a reaction against information overload and the constant stream of news, which, like the paintings, presented skewed versions of reality in a deceptively authoritative way. Scher has received hundreds of industry honors and awards; she is a recipient of the National Design Award for Communication Design, the AIGA medal and the Chrysler Award for Innovation in Design, among others. She has served on the Public Design Commission of the City of New York from 2006-2015. Her designs are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, the Library of Congress, the Victoria and Albert Museum and other institutions.