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Su15 Jacaruso - COMPLIT 122 - Stranger than Metafiction

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
1981
colored crayons | paper
Gift of Arthur Cohen in honor of Ben and Yetta Cohen
1985/2.18
This is a line drawing on white paper. There is a hatchet, an oblong box with a dark line around the middle and the words, "thousands of dollars". The drawing is signed and dated (l.r.).
Jean-Michel Basquiat
Thousands of dollars
1981
graphite | paper
Gift of Arthur Cohen in honor of Ben and Yetta Cohen
1985/2.17
This is a line drawing on white paper a ladder in the center, with the word "Mother" below it followed by the copyright symbol.
Jean-Michel Basquiat
Mother©
1981
crayon | paper
Gift of Arthur Cohen in honor of Ben and Yetta Cohen
1985/2.19
This photolithographic print in neon blue, purple and pink has a variety of scenes. At the top left is an image of an orangutan dressed up as a human pilot and holding a in-flight magazine. Right below this are two copies of the same image of a woman's headshot with small illegible text at the bottom right; the right image is slightly blurred. To the right of these scenes, at the top is a Mondrian-type image and below it are a series of circuits. At the bottom, there is a photograph of two small children playing with blow-up toys in a blow-up swimming pool. 
Sir Eduardo Paolozzi
Transparent Creatures Hunting New Victims
1965 - 1970
photolithograph | paper
Gift of Professor Diane M. Kirkpatrick
2000/2.14.1
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
1965 - 1970
photolithograph | paper
Gift of Professor Diane M. Kirkpatrick
2000/2.14.34
This print is separated into four horizontal registers of images and text, all printed in pink and black. At the top there is text that reads "COLOR AND ORGANIC / Permanent Institution.. Riding the Rolls. Reward of the Oppressed.. Whither?.. Traitors to France.. Toward Insurrection.. New Semester.. Frank Lloyd Wright Says.. Tough Times.." Below is a series of photographs of a man in a suit putting make-up on a woman with bare sholders and her hair pulled back. The second register has one large image of two men at a factory, manufacturing children's dolls. Below that, there is one cropped scene of people of various ages standing in line. The bottom row of images includes four images on the left, of a man taking photographs of a girl and a puppy in a bubble bath and three images on the right of an oven, open, closed and with someone putting steaks inside. 
Sir Eduardo Paolozzi
Frank Lloyd Wright says...Tough Times
1965 - 1970
photolithograph | paper
Gift of Professor Diane M. Kirkpatrick
2000/2.14.11
This black and white print shows the images of two pistols pointed at each other. Two large black abstract forms with vertical stripes sit underneath and above the two guns. At the lower right, there is a rectanglular box with the text "ALLUME TES / GITANES" and artist's signature "Man Ray", alongside an image comprised of half a glass bottle and abstract shapes and marks. The print is signed (l.r.) "Man Ray" and numbered (l.l.) "8/41" in pencil.
Man Ray
Allume tes gitanes
1963 - 1969
etching | paper
Museum Purchase
1972/2.4
This print has a black background with seven gears of various sizes floating in the blackness. There are three softer greyish ones clustered togther at top of print, three shiny ones on the bottom. Both of these clusters have their gear teeth on the exterior circumference. The last large gear in the center has the gear teeth on the interior of the circumference. There is a golden yellow object within the center gear; and the word "DANCER" is near top of print where the "C" intercepts the large gear, making it possible to read it as "Danger."
Man Ray
Danger--Dancer ILXT
1972
photolithograph | paper
Gift of the Marvin Felheim Collection
1983/1.212
Robert Rauschenberg
Flirt
1979
serigraph and collage | paper
Gift of Dr. & Mrs. J. Robert Willson
1983/1.137
This print is made up of overlaying photographs in a reddish-orange tint. Spots of red also overlap each other, and the photographs, and there is a large horizontal swath of a deeper red along the top. The print is editioned, signed and dated in pencil (l.r.) "31/36 RAUSCHENBERG 1962".
Robert Rauschenberg
Stunt Man III
1962
lithograph | Japanese paper
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Sachs II
1964/1.88
In this montage of a print, photographs and swaths of dark ink in varying thicknesses are layered over each other. In the lower left there are three overlapping rings, elsewhere there are figures.
Robert Rauschenberg
Prize
1964
lithograph | Angoumois à la main paper
Museum Purchase
1974/1.256
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
1985
welding goggles, metal, hanging bells, rusty bottle cap, pulleys, chains, padlock | plywood
Gift of the artist
2004/1.153

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