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Robots and Other Automata

This vertical oriented print shows a robot sitting on a chair with a revolver in his right hand. 
Sir Eduardo Paolozzi
No Heroes Developed
1965 – 1970
screenprint | paper
Gift of Professor Diane M. Kirkpatrick
Salvador Dali
Ephemera Relating to Works by Salvador Dalí from the Julian Levy Gallery, New York
photomechanical reproduction | cardboard
Gift of the Betty Parsons Foundation
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, padlock | plywood
Gift of the artist
Elliott Erwitt
Wilmington, North Carolina, from "Master Prints Volume II"
1950 – 1985
gelatin silver print | paper
Gift of Mr. Clayton E. Wilhite
André Masson
The Industrial Beast (La Bête industrielle), Plate IX from "Bestiary (Bestiaire)"
lithograph | paper
Museum Purchase
This drawing is a costume design on an off-white background. The costume has a fitted bodice, very short skirt, and short sleeves. The hems of the sleeves and skirt are scalloped. It is light blue with dark polka dots except for the sleeves, which are white. 
Georg Kirsta
Costume for 'Coppelia' by Delibes: Automat
gouache, gold | paper
Museum Purchase
Giorgio de Chirico
The Archeologists IV (Gli Archeologi IV); Plate VI from the suite "Metamorphosis" (Metamorphosis is underlined)
color lithograph | paper
Museum Purchase
John Tunnard
South Polar Quadrille
ink, colored crayons, watercolor and gouache | white wove paper
Museum Purchase
At the center of the print is a series of abstract bone-like shapes put together to resemble a creature or creatures. The background is colored, top to bottom, in blue, yellow, and green. The print is signed and dated (l.r.) "Yves Tanguy 1947" and numbered (l.l.) "57/70" in pencil.
Yves Tanguy
etching, monoprint | paper
Museum Purchase
At the center of the print are two faceless figures. Located in the corner of room, near a door that is ajar, the one figure is standing barefoot and wearing draped clothing. The second figure sits to the left in cushioned chair; his legs and lower arms (below his elbows) are encased in brick facade; upper arms and body are columns. The seated figure wears a top hat that is outlined in blue and there are blue dots on their bodies. Bricks on the right side of body are brown. The print is signed (l.r.) "G. de Chirico" and numbered (l.l.) "28/100" in pencil.
Giorgio de Chirico
Il ritorno del figliol prodigo
color lithograph | paper
Museum Purchase
This vertical print is bisected by four horizontal light blue squares approximately one third of the way up from the bottom. The second square from the left is joined by a square above and below so that all the liight blue squares create a horizontally oriented cross. Both inside and outside the cross-grid there are seven tan figures, who seem to be engaged in a variety of activities. There are a number of designs that move out from the cross, some related to what is pictured inside and some not. The print is signed and dated (l.l.) "Matta 47" and numbered (l.r.) "57/70" in pencil.
Roberto Matta
I Want To See It To Believe It
color lithograph | paper
Museum Purchase
Arshile Gorky
lithograph | paper
Museum Purchase


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Part of 9 Learning Collections

American Orientalist art at the turn of the 20th century
<p>America Encounters Asia in Art</p>

32 Collection Object Sources

No Heroes Developed (2000/2.14.39)
Rhabdomancie (1947/2.16)
Manikin (1948/1.352)
Art (1997/2.23)
Men's Fashions (1974/1.107)
In Prison (2000/2.224)
The Family (1949/1.204)
Femme au Vase (1968/1.88)
Solicitations (1943.141)

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