System of Architectural Ornament: Plate 2, Manipulation of the Organic

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Louis H. Sullivan
American, 1856-1924

System of Architectural Ornament: Plate 2, Manipulation of the Organic, 1922/23

Graphite on Strathmore paper
57.7 x 73.5 cm (22 3/4 x 29 in.)
Noted at top right: "#2"
Initialed and dated at bottom center of design: "LHS 1922"
Commissioned by The Art Institute of Chicago, 1988.15.2

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Entire series exhibited at Art Institute, 1995: "Louis Henry Sullivan: from Paris to Chicago".
Individual plates exhibited as noted in Description.

Exhibit, 1987-88 (Paris, Frankfurt, Chicago, San Francisco): Chicago Architcture and Design 1872-1922; cat. no. 163. AIC exhibit, 1993: Chicago's Dream:.

The Art Institute of Chicago: "Louis H. Sullivan: A System of Architectural Ornament," Part 1 (December 24, 2006 - February 18, 2007); Part 2 (March 4, 2007 - June 8, 2007)

Part 1 features Plates 1, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 17, 18 and 19

Part 2 features Plates 2, 4, 5, 6, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 20