Christy Rupp, Rat poster 1979.
Offset print, 5 1/2 x 17 1/2 in.
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The life-size image of a rat featured on Christy Rupp’s poster was appropriated from a public service subway poster. Usually Rupp wheat-pasted her posters low to the ground. There were originally 2000 offset posters: 1000 with the rat facing right; 1000 with the rat facing left. The posters for sale here are from the small supply of originals that Rupp retained.
The subway poster that was the source for the rat image, 1979
The rat poster wheat pasted on a wooden wall, 1979
View of the Times Square Show with Rupp’s rats along the floor boards, 1980. Photo: Andrea Callard.