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Brainiac 5 no puede ganar contra tres maquinas

Accession Number
2000/2.14.38

Title
Brainiac 5 no puede ganar contra tres maquinas

Artist(s)
Sir Eduardo Paolozzi

Artist Nationality
British (modern)

Object Creation Date
1970

Medium & Support
screenprint on paper

Dimensions
14 15/16 in x 10 in (37.94 cm x 25.4 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Professor Diane M. Kirkpatrick

Subject matter
Like many of his contemporaries, Paolozzi used new printing techniques as a way to engage with modern mass media's new visual culture. At the same time, the photomechanical process made the work look mechanically manufactured rather than hand made in the traditional artistic sense. Therefore, after he modified, transformed, and assembled the source image(s), the medium would allow for a more uniform final image.

This print is one of a large series of 50 prints included in the 1970 portfolio, which was a second edition of the an earlier group of slightly-larger prints titled "Moonstrips Empire News." While the first series was stricktly produced as screenprints, this second series "General Dynamic F.U.N." includes works of photolithography. The themes seen in this portfolio are different in style and subject matter from other Pop works of the period, but engage with the images of a modern mass media, looking beyond just advertising and publicity images. Likewise, the title of the portfolio alludes to the General Dynamics Corporation, who was the manufacturer of the F-111 fighter used during the Vietnam War--the same one referenced in James Rosenquist monumental painting "F-111."

Physical Description
This vertically oriented print shows the cockpit of a car above, and early computers below. Between two of the computers sits a man with a chess board in front of him. Two other men look on, one having a speech balloon above his head which says "no puede ganar contra tres maquinas" or "You can not win against three machines." Each machine has a speech balloon which says "Jaque."

Primary Object Classification
Print

Primary Object Type
artist's proof

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Pop (fine arts styles)
artists' proofs
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portfolios (groups of works)

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