7 pyramide in form einer achtelskugel

Accession Number

7 pyramide in form einer achtelskugel

Sir Eduardo Paolozzi

Artist Nationality
British (modern)

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
screenrprint on paper

40 1/4 x 26 9/16 in. (102.08 x 67.47 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Professor Diane M. Kirkpatrick

Subject matter
As one of the founders of the Independent Group, Paolozzi was an early British Pop artist. This series of ten prints came after his travels in California, where he visited tourist sites like Disneyland, Frederick's of Hollywood and Paramount Studios, as well as centers of technology: UC Computer Center, Standord's Linear Accelerator center, Douglas Aircraft Company and the GM Assembly Plant in Hayward. The combination of imagery from popular culture and the technological imagery of dot matrixes and circuit boards creates a stage in which art and science can be in dialogue. 

The artist's inscription on this print refers to Professor Emerita, Diane M. Kirkpatrick, who was the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of History of Art at the University of Michigan from 1968 to 2000. 

Physical Description
A very colorful print with a variety of panels, large and small, and overlapping, filled with designs of various types: stripes, checkers, grids, diamonds, circles, abstract shapes, circuit boards, etc. At the bottom left, in the print, there are two sets of text. One is black and white and reads: "1 pyramide in form einer achtelskugel". The second is in white on a blue and green striped background and reads: "PYRAMIDE IN FORM EINER ACHTELSKUGEL -- JUNE 1967". Print is dediated, signed, and dated (l.c.) "For Diane Kirkpatrick -- Eduardo Paolozzi A/P 1967" in pencil.

Primary Object Classification

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

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