Sp17 Lausch - SAC 375 - Television Theory and Criticism

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 vertical print shows a slick advertising image in the top half with a man and a woman watching an early model television set. The woman is smoking a cigarette. A text box is inserted asking three questions. The bottom half is less slick, simply a diagram and text, some of it in a typewriter font. Text above and below asks about how soon television sets will be widely available in homes and museums. The date 1944 is included in parentheses at the top of the image.
Nam June Paik
A New Design for TV Chair
screenprint on paper
12 in x 9 in (30.5 cm x 22.9 cm);22 1/8 in x 18 1/8 in (56.2 cm x 46 cm)
Gift of Mr. Robert Rauschenberg
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 color screenprint is separated into two main parts. At the top is a frame made out of unwrapped candy and wrapped candy bars with an image of a man flexing his arm, while a bikini-clad woman peeks from behind the bicep in the frame. The bottom half of the image has two blue and red stars, one on top of the other at the right, and a television to the left. The television has a handle at the top, with an arm coming from the upper candy-frame to hold the handle, and on the screen is a large moth on a red background.
Sir Eduardo Paolozzi
Llalla Pallozza...Image fades but memory lingers on
screenprint on paper
14 15/16 in x 10 in (37.94 cm x 25.4 cm);19 3/8 in x 14 in (49.21 cm x 35.56 cm)
Gift of Professor Diane M. Kirkpatrick
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 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
This photolithographic print in shades of blue and rusty red is separated into three main registers. There are three television screens at the top, each with a different image: from left to right, a woman putting on her earrings as a man looks on, an American football game, and an image of a man in a suit from the chest up with the text Dr. Walter W. Heller. Below these images, there is a register with a grid of squares within squares with two large rectangular boundries; at the far right, two larger squares are stacked vertically. The bottom register of images shows a contemporary domestic kitchen, the colors of which are transected in two places, and, in the foreground, an oversized image of a female hand holding a sandwich and a fork with salad attached.
Sir Eduardo Paolozzi
Calling Radio Free America
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
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 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
In this mixed-media print, there is a white background with black outlines of facial features, lips and an eye, and a creature in the bottom left. In the upper left corner there is a rectanglular sheet in cream layered on top; a wavy vertical design stretches diagonally from the top of the rectangle to the bottom in yellow, red, and blue. Within this sheet, there are small figures at the center left drawn in black. To the right in the sheet, there is a collaged image of one of the artist's paintings, incorporated into a cube. Above, there are drawn birds. There is a small mechanical-like figure on the sheet at the bottom left. At the center of the print, in the cream page, the artist signed "Dali" and dated the print "1975. To the bottom left, on the larger white page, there is text inscribed in the plate, mirrored and someone illegible, that possibly reads "Leill Ciclopeer Alucire la bouche Almient tire / Lula [illegible]." The print is number at the lower left in pencil.
Salvador Dali
Télévision liquide et gazeuse
drypoint etching, lithograph, screenprint and collage on paper
30 5/16 in x 21 15/16 in (76.99 cm x 55.72 cm)
Anonymous Gift
This ink drawing on paper has a black wash ground, with two figures drawn in opaque black ink. On the right, a comic figure, in only boxers and a pointed hat, dances. His right leg has been kicked through a television set that he holds with his right hand. Scissors fall from his left hand towards what looks like a two-slot toaster on the ground. A black, horned beast lurks in the background, holding a phone overhead that has two earpieces, attached together with no cradle.  In the background, a headstone-shaped form silhouettes the dancing figure.<br /><br />
The drawing is signed and dated in ink (l.l.) "KOSTABI 1984".
Mark Kostabi
As Long as I Don't Have to Get Up Before 11:00
ink on paper
24 in x 18 in (60.96 cm x 45.72 cm)
The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States, a joint initiative of the Trustees of the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection and the Nation Gallery of Art, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute for Museum and Library Services

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