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"G.Q. Manstyle Award" Cup

Designer:
Michael Graves (American, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1934–2015 Princeton, New Jersey)
Manufacturer:
Maloof Architectural Models Inc.
Date:
designed 1982, presented 1983
Medium:
Bird's-eye maple, ebony, painted wood, silver
Dimensions:
H. 9, W. 15, D. 7-1/2 in. (22.9 x 38.1 x 19.1 cm.)
Classification:
Woodwork
Credit Line:
Gift of Gentlemen's Quarterly Magazine, Condé Nast Publications, Inc., 1982
Accession Number:
1982.506
Not on view
This trophy updates the form of the loving cup, a two-handled ceremonial vessel based on ancient Greek drinking vessels (the kylix and the kantharos) and used since ancient times to celebrate achievement. The stylized classical forms and ironic combination of costly and mock materials typifies Graves's version of post-modernism.
Gentlemen's Quarterly Magazine, Condé Nast Publications, Inc., New York (1982; their gift to MMA)

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Century of Design, Part IV: 1975-2000," June 25, 2001–January 6, 2002, no catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Modern Design," March 30–December 3, 2006, no catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Classic/Fantastic: Selections from the Modern Design Collection," December 21, 2007–April 5, 2009, no catalogue.

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