Aspen 1966 Design ConferenceArtist(s)Paul RandArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Date1966Medium & Supportoffset lithograph on paperDimensions
24 in x 30 in (60.96 cm x 76.2 cm)Credit LineGift of Franc Nunoo-Quarcoo and Maria PhillipsSubject matter
The Aspen International Design Conference brought together leaders in business and design to discuss the ways they could mutually benefit each other. The theme of the 1966 conference was “Sources and Resources of 20th Century Design.” The theme is complemented by the image of an egg, because eggs are symbolic of the beginning of life, or the source for life. Rand’s addition of paint splatters perhaps references Pollack and Abstract Expressionism. The dynamism of the splatters is juxtaposed with the latent potential of the egg, reflecting different design approaches and products.
A graphic featuring a white egg shape against an orange-red background, with large dots of black splattered across it. The left 5th of the sheet is white, with text related to the International Design Conference in Aspen appearing in the top left.Primary Object ClassificationPrintCollection AreaModern and ContemporaryRights
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eggs (biological bodies)