Size: 30 x 45 inches
In 1968, the Container Corporation of America came out with a series of posters entitled 'Aspects of New York City.' They were hung in parks, subways, neighborhood clubs, and churches with the goal of improving the quality of the city's public surroundings. Today, the ten-poster series is known as one of the most inventive and distinguished public arts projects of the 20th century, with a complete set residing in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. These images appear in countless books on Modern Graphics and are highly valued amongst collectors.
This image is one of the ten from that series. Designed by the Tomoko Miho, the sky scrapers, upon closer inspection, are comprised of stock market numbers, making them transparent. It has both an eerie message about the false security of Wall Street as well an almost glamorous homage to the historic area.