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F17 Graham - HONORS 135 - The Politics of Dystopia

John Collier
View from the Dix Road Bridge, Detroit, Michigan, from "Detroit Focus 2000"
black and white photograph on paper
11 in. x 14 in. ( 27.9 cm x 35.5 cm )
Gift of Detroit Focus 2000, and partial purchase with funds from the Jean Paul Slusser Memorial Fund
This is a black and white photograph of an outdoor scene showing a rocky mountainside with block retaining walls and scrub like vegetation. In front of this slope are three multilevel dirt roads with tire tracks. In the foreground is a long cement slab, like a roadway curb.
Joe Deal
Brea, California, from "The Fault Zone"
gold-toned gelatin silver print on paper
13 13/16 in. x 13 3/4 in. ( 35.1 cm x 35 cm )
Gift of The Morris and Beverly Baker Foundation, in memory of Morris D. Baker, a graduate of The University of Michigan School of Architecture, 1952
Two orange buildings on snow-covered ground on either side of an unplowed road. 
Object Orange
Auburndale Site, Highland Park, MI, #3
iris print on paper
22 15/16 in x 33 1/16 in (58.26 cm x 83.98 cm);20 ¼ in x 32 9/16 in (20 ¼ in x 82.71 cm);22 15/16 in x 33 1/16 in (58.26 cm x 83.98 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by Stuart and Maxine Frankel
Bruce Davidson
Untitled (Child with a Doll Carriage), from "Welsh Miners"
gelatin silver print on paper
16 in x 19 15/16 in (40.64 cm x 50.64 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas M. Kenyon
Algimantas Kezys
Figure and Squares, Toronto, Canada, from "Society's Man"
gelatin silver print on paper
23 7/8 in. x 20 5/16 in. ( 60.6 cm x 51.6 cm )
Gift of Dr. Milda Budrys
Esteban Frances
Extra Terrestrials
colored pencil
17 1/16 in x 25 4/5 in (43.34 cm x 65.56 cm)
Gift of Gerome Kamrowski
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 print shows a landscape with a mountain rising in the middle of the background. There are trees and grass in front, and a body of water in the foreground. At the center, on the edge of the water, sits a faucet, a razor, and a toothbrush in a clear glass as if the body of water is a sink.<br />
The print is signed (l.r.) "Doug Webb" and numbered (l.l.) "197/275" in pencil.
Doug Webb
Cleanliness is Next to Godliness
screenprint on paper
29 1/2 in x 36 in (74.93 cm x 91.44 cm);21 1/2 in x 29 in (54.61 cm x 73.66 cm)
Gift of Jack A. and Noreen Rounick
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
A "Norton Abrasives" wooden crate is filled with empty rusted gallon paint containers with dried paint inside. A cracked rearview mirror is attached to one side and an American flag is smushed into one side of the box. A small toy platypus sits inside one of the paint cans, although the platypus is moveable; instructions to museum state that museum staff can place platypus where they please.
Tyree Guyton
Untitled (Paint Cans)
paint cans, wooden crate, American flag, rearview mirror, and ceramic figurine
33 1/2 in x 28 1/8 in x 12 in (85.09 cm x 71.44 cm x 30.48 cm)
Gift of H. David Zucca
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
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

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