The City and the Storm poster at MoMA
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy Iwan Baan chartered the sole helicopter to take off that night and shot this cover of New York without power.
We are thrilled that the MoMA decided to make the now iconic image into a large-scale poster, measuring 42 inches high by 30 inches wide. All proceeds of the poster will be donated to the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City to support Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
“Iwan Baan’s powerful and now iconic image bought to life one of the many devastating effects our City experienced in the aftermath Hurricane Sandy,” said Mayor Bloomberg. “We are grateful to the Museum of Modern Art for their solidarity and support of the many New Yorkers whose lives have been turned upside down by this storm. Their generous contribution to the Mayor’s Fund will go a long way towards helping our recovery.”
You can order the poster here online at the MoMA Store and at any MoMA store worldwide.
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