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Object: The stegosaurus of Alfred H. Barr Jr.
Series: Museum culture
A hand-drawn-style diagram of a stegosaurus skeleton in blue, annotated with modern art historical categories and movements in red, with each assigned to a different area of the skeleton with a red line. The title is printed in red at the bottom left. 2020
Colour screenprint in red and blue on white Somerset velvet textured paper
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Height: 279 millimetres (Sheet)
Width: 356 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- From a portfolio of eight colour screenprints in a paper folder screenprinted with an image of a broken classical column in red. Printed and published by the LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies, Columbia University, USA, in an edition of 20.
The title of this print refers to Alfred H. Barr (1902-1981), an American art historian and the first director of the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The various labels given to areas of the dinosaur skeleton including ‘Abstract Expressionism’, ‘Constructivism’, ‘Japanese Prints’, ‘Dada’ and ‘Gauguin’. The image is a wry comment on Barr’s systematic approach to the study of modern art.
- Not on display
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