Runner in the City, El Lissitzky, 15-Oz. Mug

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This 15-ounce mug features Runner in the City, a 1926 photograph by El Lissitzky, mirrored to face itself. 

To create the 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.

This big, high-quality mug is safe for use in dishwasher and microwave. The graphic is sublimation-printed for top quality. Made in USA.


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.

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