Scene design for Under the Highway in West Side Story

Maker and role
Artist: Oliver Smith, American, 1918-1994
Year
1957

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Media/materials
Watercolor and graphite on paper
Measurements
15 1/2 x 22 1/2in (39.4 x 57.2cm)
Credit line
Gift of Robert L. B. Tobin
Accession number
TL1999.314
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Location
Theatre production information
Musical with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, music by Leonard Bernstein, and libretto by Arthur Laurents. Produced at the Winter Garden Theatre, New York, 1957.
Further information
Smith used exaggerated perspective and deep shadows to create a sense of foreboding for the scene in which the Jets and Sharks "rumble" with fatal consequences.
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