Exhibition Opening September 14, 5 - 8 pm.
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Milton Glaser (b.1929) is among the most celebrated artists and graphic designers in the United States. Among his most iconic designs are the I Love NY logo and his 1975 Bob Dylan poster. If you’ve spent time in downtown Indianapolis, you’ve likely driven by his largest work to date, "Color Fuses" – the 600 ft. rainbow mural for the New Federal Office Building on Pennsylvania St.
Glaser's education in art and design began at the High School of Music and Art and the Cooper Union art school in New York. After being awarded a Fulbright Scholarship, he traveled to the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, Italy. There, he studied with Giorgio Morandi, an Italian painter and printmaker who specialized in still life.
Glaser became a prolific creator of posters and prints. When he returned to the states, he co-founded the revolutionary Pushpin Studios in 1954, founded New York Magazine with Clay Felker in 1968 and opened Milton Glaser, Inc. in 1974. To this day, he continues to produce an astounding amount of work in many fields of graphic design and fine art. His works demonstrate his fascination with texture and patterns, inspired both by iconic artists of the past and the halftone comic books of his youth.
“It’s good to understand that design has a purpose and art has another purpose,” Glaser said of separating his design and artwork. "Art’s power is mysterious and cannot be quantified, while design’s efficacy is measured by how well it delivers on a clients’ goal. As you get older you get clearer about that distinction."
His artwork has been featured in exhibitions worldwide, including one-man shows at both the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. His work is in the permanent collections of many museums, and he has been recognized with countless awards and honorary degrees. Most notably, he received a lifetime achievement award for the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in 2004 and The National Medal of Arts in 2009, awarded by President Barack Obama.
Milton Glaser: New Work + Iconic Drawings will open at the gallery on September 14. His latest fine art and a selection of signed posters he has created over his illustrious 50+ year career will be on view and available for purchase. Most posters are priced under $200.