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
screenprint on paper
14 15/16 in x 10 in (37.94 cm x 25.4 cm)
Gift of Professor Diane M. Kirkpatrick
George Grosz
City Neighborhood, from Kleine Grosz Mappe
lithograph on cream colored wove paper
11 7/16 x 8 5/8 in. (28.9 x 21.8 cm)
Gift of the Estate of Helen B. Hall
Overall black, yellow, white and orange. There is a man's head with a cigarette in his mouth. He has robotic arms and there is a skyscraper in the background.
Georgy Stenberg; Vladimir Stenberg
Symphony of the City (Symphony of a Great City)
lithograph on buff wove paper, laid down on canvas
41 in x 27 in x (104.14 cm x 68.58 cm x )
Gift of James T. Van Loo
In this print we see a three-quarter length portrait of a woman holding a large vase. She holds the vase to her left with her right arm stretching across her torso to secure it. She wears a beaded necklace and a dress with a pleated skirt and her hair falls behind her shoulder on the left. The belly of the vase is decorated with a large black diamond and the neck and rim with two solid and one dashed horizontal lines. The background also includes several horizontal and vertical lines. A thin border has been drawn around the whole scene.
Fernand Léger
Femme au Vase
lithograph on paper
11 1/8 in x 9 in (28.26 cm x 22.86 cm);19 1/2 in x 14 5/16 in (49.53 cm x 36.35 cm)
Bequest of Florence L. Stol
Salvador Dali
Ephemera Relating to Works by Salvador Dalí from the Julian Levy Gallery, New York
photomechanical reproduction on cardboard
16 in x 13 in (40.64 cm x 33.02 cm)
Gift of the Betty Parsons Foundation
In front, a woman wearing a hat depicted in profile faces to the left with three male figures behind her, one of which, depicted in profile and facing to the right, has the top of his head cut off; the background is comprised of architectural and figural fragments.
George Grosz
Streetscene (Strassenszene)
lithograph on paper
20 ½ in x 15 ⅛ in (52.07 cm x 38.42 cm)
Museum Purchase
A group of laborers, wearing hats and jackets, walks from viewer's right to left along a street littered with garbage. The two in the front carry shovels. In the background is an industrial landscape, dirty and in disrepair.
George Grosz
Ants (Ameisen), from "In the Shadows" ("Im Schatten")
photolithograph on paper
14 in x 17 1/2 in (35.56 cm x 44.45 cm);14 in x 17 1/2 in (35.56 cm x 44.45 cm);18 1/8 in x 22 1/8 in (46.04 cm x 56.2 cm)
Gift of Jean Paul Slusser
This drawing is a costume design on an off-white background. The costume has single sleeve, on the right, in the form of a simple grey cord that continues along the neck line of the costume; it is echoed by two grey cords, one at the top and one at the bottom of the narrow white flounce that serves as a skirt. The bodice is orange. 
Georg Kirsta
Costume for 'Coppelia' by Delibes: Automat
gouache heightened with silver on paper
12 1/8 in x 8 3/4 in (30.8 cm x 22.2 cm)
Museum Purchase
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
This costume design consists of a short-sleeve, pink top with a peplum over knee-length skirt with a pink hem. The right side of the top has a brown edge, including the hem of its sleeve. There is also a brown stripe between the pink hem and white skirt. A jaunty beret with pink feather appears on the head of the dancer.
Georg Kirsta
Costume for 'Coppelia' by Delibes: Automat
gouache heightened with gold on paper
12 1/8 in x 8 3/4 in (30.8 cm x 22.2 cm)
Museum Purchase
Elliott Erwitt
Las Vegas, from "Master Prints Volume I"
gelatin silver print on paper
20 1/16 in. x 23 15/16 in. ( 51 cm x 60.8 cm )
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Sobel
Joseph Vogel
lithograph on paper
17 ⅝ in x 12 ⅞ in (44.77 cm x 32.7 cm)
Allocated by the U.S. Government Commissioned through the New Deal art projects


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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>

33 Collection Object Sources

No Heroes Developed (2000/2.14.39)
Femme au Vase (1968/1.88)
Solicitations (1943.141)
Michigan Worker (2004/1.153)
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)

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