Runner in the City, El Lissitzky, Framed Poster

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This framed poster is a print of Runner in the City, a 1926 photograph by El Lissitzky. Available in 12 x 12 and 10 x 10 inches.

To create this photo — a model for a frieze at an urban sports club — Lissitzky combined shots of the runner, the track and hurdle, and the Times Square multiple-exposure into one print. Then he sliced it into strips.

Our Runner in the City is printed in USA on museum-quality, archival, acid-free matte paper — 10.3 mil, 192 grams per square inch — with an opacity of 94% and ISO brightness of 104%. The poster is surrounded by a .75-thick, black, alder frame and covered with an Acrylite front protector. Hanging hardware is attached. Made in Los Angeles.

Look at the picture of the unframed poster to get a better idea of the actual image quality. These framed mock-ups make everything look fuzzy. Also, the mock-ups sometimes make it look like there's a crease across the poster — there's not!

El Lissitzky

Lissitzky was a member of the Russian avant-garde — an artist, designer, photographer, architect — and a founder of suprematism, an art movement using basic geometric forms and few colors. He infused his work with his politics; he believed art should change the world. His work influenced the Bauhaus movement and 20th-century graphic design.


Visit Runner in the City's source pixels at the Metropolitan Museum of Art website.

See other Runner in the City items on Anomaly Panoply.

Anomaly Panoply also offers an unframed version of this poster.