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Untitled, from "The New York Collection for Stockholm: 30 Artists"

Accession Number
1976/2.112

Title
Untitled, from "The New York Collection for Stockholm: 30 Artists"

Artist(s)
Red Grooms

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1973

Medium & Support
silkscreen on paper

Dimensions
9 in. x 12 in. ( 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Robert Rauschenberg

Subject matter
This whimsical print juxtaposes historical figures, art motifs and images of everyday modern life to comment on the chaos of our society. In the lower left hand corner, a figure who appears strikingly similar to Marco Polo seems to view the scene at large. He is surveying a new, unknown world. Several Renaissance style angels also watch the ongoing madness as new and old forms of transportation head to uncertain destinations.

The artist also makes humorous references to the organization responsible for the portfolio of prints this work is a member of, Experiments in Art and Technology. There are other sarcastic textual features in this work that align it with a comic or cartoon style.

EC 2017

Physical Description
A print of a chaotic scene. The central image is of a group of men in a hot air balloon marked an "E.A.T expedition." Surrounding the ballon is a train, a man on horseback, angels, and other images connoting facets of the city, suburbia and rural areas. 

EC 2017

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
If you are interested in using an image for a publication, please visit http://umma.umich.edu/request-image for more information and to fill out the online Image Rights and Reproductions Request Form. Keywords
Animals
Figures
The New York Collection for Stockholm
angels (spirits)
book
cartoons (humorous images)
hot-air balloons
modern and contemporary art

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