Spontaneous Discrimination Non-Spontaneous Discrimination

Accession Number

Spontaneous Discrimination Non-Spontaneous Discrimination

Sir Eduardo Paolozzi

Artist Nationality
British (modern)

Medium & Support
screenprint on paper

40 3/16 in x 26 9/16 in (102.08 cm 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.

Physical Description
This colorful print is divided horizontally into three main sections. At the top, there are a series of horizontal bands, two with a red background and black and tan grids, respectively, and one with light and dark pink bands with rondels with colorful motifs inside. The center section is mostly pink with a dot-matrix of figures and partial figures, for example, a slice of pie, a child's face. Below this, a series of horizontal bands are overlayed with white, gridded boxes with colors in the voids. The last section at the base has a bright red background and an irregular black grid and text in black below, including the title of the print. The print is signed and dated in pencil (l.r.) "Eduardo Paolozzi A/P 1967".

Primary Object Classification

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

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Pop (fine arts styles)
artists' proofs
children (people by age group)
circuit boards
portfolios (groups of works)
screen prints

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