Keewah Yen

Object Number: 
2007.6.279
Date: 
ca. 1980-2000
Medium: 
Cardboard, ink, staple and striker
Dimensions: 
2 1/8 x 1 7/8 in (5.2 x 4.8 cm)
Description: 
Green cardboard matchbook with reverse striker; "Keewah Yen" in black above abstract, linear butterfly shape in white on front; "Cuisines Of China" in black on sleeve; "STRIKE ON BACK COVER" in white on footer; "LION MATCH CORP. OF AMERICA NEW YORK" in white on manumark; "50 West Fifty-Six Street/(Fifth and Sixth Aves.)/New York City/Res: 246-0770" in black on reverse; white interior printed with "Cuisines of China/Urbanely/Interpreted/Res: 246-0770" in black, hand-printed with "Thomas Bleg 945-0407/Vincent Fitzgerald/11 E 78 249-1971" in black; white matchsticks printed with same abstract butterfly shape as cover in green.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Joshua Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group