Chris Garland, ‘Chicago City Store Memphis/Milano Poster 1984’, 1984, The Modern Archive

City (a contemporary design and fashion retailer) produced this poster for their Gala Opening for the 1983 Memphis Collection in their store on June 13, 1984.

Very Rare Poster. Offered Unframed. In excellent condition.

City's Gala Opening was the first time the Memphis Collection was seen in the USA as a major collection of furniture, ceramics, glass, silver, and fabrics. Other smaller exhibits had proceeded this show, (including one in 1983 at City) but were more limited in their presentation. Many of the Memphis core designers attended the event. The artwork is a collage of found objects, cut paper, plastic and illustration skills: airbrush, crayon and pencil.

Series: 500 originally printed

Image rights: The Modern Archive

Often used in movie sets. The most famous use was in the movie About Last Night, set in Chicago.

Purchased from City Store

About Chris Garland

American, b. 1951, Lexington, Massachusetts, based in Palm Desert, California