A poster by Tom Klinkowstein, professor of graphic design and new media, is on display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City as part of the exhibition Designing Modern Women. Professor Klinkowstein, part of Hofstra’s Department of Fine Arts, created the poster in 1980 for performance artist Laurie Anderson. Designing Modern Women is on display in the museum’s third floor Architecture and Design Gallery through October 1, 2014.
The “punk/post punk” lithograph, 10 3/8” x 16 1/2”, was designed for a benefit concert given by Anderson, Glenn Branca and Peter Gordon, sponsored by Volume, an archive of new music. The piece was a gift to MOMA from Lawrence Benenson. MOMA acquired Klinkowstein’s piece to be part of its permanent collection in early 2013.
Professor Klinkowstein’s work has been exhibited at the AIGA gallery in New York, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Venice Biennale in Italy and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Advanced Visual Studies, among others.