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1984
Date: 1967
Culture: American
Dimensions: sheet: 20 x 25 in. (50.8 x 63.5 cm) image: 14 x 17 7/8 in. (35.6 x 45.4 cm)
Medium: lithograph
Credit Line: Bequest of Charlotte Collins from the Charles and Charlotte Collins Collection
Label Text: Ed Ruscha’s early work in the commercial world of graphic design influences his use of color and text. The creation of the print 1984, like the book by George Orwell, significantly predates the arrival of the infamous calendar year. The digits assume the impersonal form of “checkbook” type that signified the computer-age in the 1960s. Ironically, a fly—in Ruscha’s signature trompe-l’oeil fashion—creeps into the otherwise undefined space.
Object Number: 2009.57
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