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W16 Orozco - GERMAN 232 - Contemporary German Society

Global youth pop culture

A mixed media assemblage consisting of welding goggles, rusted metal, a padlock, and two rusted bells hanging from a chain mounted on a wooden board with screws. The position of the objects, with goggles at the top, makes the assemblage look vaguely face-like.
George Vargas
Michigan Worker
welding goggles, metal, hanging bells, rusty bottle cap, pulleys, chains, and padlock mounted on plywood
20 7/8 in x 10 3/8 in x 2 9/16 in (53.02 cm x 26.35 cm x 6.51 cm);20 7/8 in x 10 3/8 in x 2 9/16 in (53.02 cm x 26.35 cm x 6.51 cm)
Gift of the artist
A collage of buildings and people. A speech bubble says, "My City." ONe image is of Godzilla.
Jakob Kolding
My City
collage and drawing on paper
27 9/16 in. x 39 3/8 in. ( 70 cm x 100 cm )
Museum Purchase
A collage drawing with "When was the future?" in the middle of the object. The words are cut out of pictures of trees and a city's skyline. The background of the collage is the view of of a tall building and a cutout of a youth doing a handstand is placed on the balcony.  A picture of a tree is included by the person.
Jakob Kolding
When was the future?
collage on paper
16 9/16 in. x 11 11/16 in. ( 42 cm x 29.7 cm )
Museum Purchase
Burhan Cahit Doğançay
Faschismus
collage, acrylic, pencil, chalk, and sand on cardboard
34 1/2 in x 27 in (87.6 cm x 68.6 cm)
Anonymous gift
This is a collage of black and white photographs showing parts of automobiles including mirror images of some of them, making the near symmetry a bit syncopated. There are repeated photos of two different couples, one of a man and a woman, the other of two men, photos of textiles and a photo of woman wearing similar textile, and a large hat in the bottom left corner. 
George Vargas
Temple of Autos
photo collage on foam core
20 3/16 in x 12 3/16 in (51.28 cm x 30.96 cm)
Gift of the artist
Robert Rauschenberg
Flirt
serigraph and collage on paper
31 ⅛ in x 22 7/16 in (79.06 cm x 56.99 cm);37 in x 28 1/16 in (93.98 cm x 71.28 cm)
Gift of Dr. & Mrs. J. Robert Willson
This photolithograph is printed in bright neon blue, pale pink and brown and depicts three main scenes. The first register at the top is a photo collage of an electronics store, a teddy bear, and a furry dog with a shoe in its mouth. Below, there is a cut-out image of two children, smiling and hugging: only their heads are visible. The bottom register shows an ice cream cake covered in fruit and toppings on a oval platter with a doily. The print is signed and dated at the bottom right.
Sir Eduardo Paolozzi
Why children commit suicide... read next month's issue
photolithograph on paper
14 15/16 in x 10 in (38 cm x 25.4 cm)
Gift of Professor Diane M. Kirkpatrick
On a vertically-oriented page, with printed image extending to the borders of the page, there are various scenes and images combined together. There are two main registers. On the bottom, there is a collaged image of a woman putting on lipstick at the beach, and the rear end of a classic car to the right. To the left, there are two smaller frames: on top there is an urban street scene collaged with demolished cars, and on the bottom there is a single scene of a fashion office orstudio with three women. In the top register, there are four main frames. On the right, the largest scene in the print, there is an image of a soldier with a handgun collaged with an image of a small child with a soldier's helmet on his head. The boy holds a bucket. To the left, there are three smaller images, each showing a man and a woman in varying degrees of fancy dress. The overall scene is printed in a vibrant orange color.
Sir Eduardo Paolozzi
Pig or Person, it's the same, Fortune plays a funny game
photolithograph on paper
14 15/16 in x 10 in (37.94 cm x 25.4 cm)
Gift of Professor Diane M. Kirkpatrick
This is a line drawing done in colors of red, orange, blue, yellow, brown and green, on white paper. In the top center portion of the sheet are the words, "A LIE". Below this are forms that resemble an egg, a slice of bacon, a piece of bread with a pat of yellow butter. Below these forms are some round shapes, labeled "flakes", a bowl and a carton of milk, labeled "milk".
Jean-Michel Basquiat
A Lie
colored crayons on paper
24 in x 18 in (60.96 cm x 45.72 cm);24 in x 18 in (60.96 cm x 45.72 cm);28 in x 23 in (71.12 cm x 58.42 cm)
Gift of Arthur Cohen in honor of Ben and Yetta Cohen
This colorful print is broken up in to four panels, which are divided by a black border with white dashes and then surrounded by a red border, which includes designs in white. In the upper left panel is the image of a blue and yellow house. The upper right shows a television set sitting on a table alongside a glass of milk, a key ring, notepad, plate, and cell phone. In the lower left panel, the bust of a girl with blonde hair in pig-tail braids is standing in front of two houses, one traditional and one modern. The lower right panel depicts an orange, yellow, and red store labeled "Shop and Buy" with a parking lot out front. The artist's initals are included in the print (l.r.) in white on red "RG".
Rodney Alan Greenblat
Christina's World
screenprint on paper
48 in x 38 3/4 in (121.92 cm x 98.43 cm);48 in x 38 3/4 in (121.92 cm x 98.43 cm)
Gift of Jack A. and Noreen Rounick
This print is a colorful image of a sink filled with green water. At the center, there is a miniature boat that floats in the water. On the counter-space of the sink at the back, there sits various toiletries such as mouthwash, perfume, toothbrushes, and a razor. Almost out of the frame, a red washcloth hangs off the left edge of the sink. The print is signed (l.r.) "Doug Webb" and numbered (l.l.) "AP 24/75" in pencil.
Doug Webb
Urban Daydream II
screenprint on paper
29 5/16 in x 35 9/16 in (74.45 cm x 90.33 cm);21 3/4 in x 28 15/16 in (55.25 cm x 73.5 cm)
Gift of Jack A. and Noreen Rounick
This screenprint has a series of horizontal lines in pink, orange, green, grey, tan, black, and blue. At the top, there is a grid design in black, tan and white. There is a band of figures at the bottom with images of Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Below, there is a band of colored hexigons and a band of dark pink with white text, which reads: "horizon of expectation". The problem 'Which comes first, the solid. The fashioning power, that has not contained in R*. In the first case we choose Z for A and thus get R* = B. In the second case we may also write the second line in the form (2<em>ˆ</em>1) Z T1, ..., from the dialectical usage. / almost an example of painted philosophy. Thus, the result of these pictures we can carry on a dialogue. fore T = ASi. Consequently the order of B is Zb, half of its operations are proper forming the group T the other half are improper, the coloring serves the visualization of form. The / colored border unconscious expectations, these CtT(a) + CtF(a) = Ct(a) no ve ní, vune ne vea ní.
Sir Eduardo Paolozzi
Horizon of Expectations
screenprint on paper
40 3/16 in x 26 9/16 in (102.08 cm x 67.47 cm)
Gift of Professor Diane M. Kirkpatrick

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