"The Magic Finger" (Self Portrait with Pointing Finger)

Sonia Landy Sheridan, American, 1925 - 2021



Copy art; 3M Color-In-Color I on paper

Overall: 8 1/2 × 10 7/8 in. (21.6 × 27.7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of the artist



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name

Digital and New Media

Research Area

Digital and New Media

Not on view


Signed, in graphite, on reverse lower left: Sonia Sheridan; inscribed and dated, in graphite, on reverse lower center: "The Magic Finger" - 1970; inscribed, in graphite, on reverse lower right: 3-1

Course History

PORT 8, Brazilian Portraits, Carlos Minchillo, Winter 2020

Exhibition History

The Art of Sonia Landy Sheridan, Owen Robertson Cheatham and Friends Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 10, 2009-January 3, 2010.

Publication History

Sonia Landy Sheridan, Patterns in the Flow, 2005, no page number; Sonia Landy Sheridan, Generative Systems & Generative Art, Liverpool: Liverpool School of the Performing Arts John Moores University, 1998, cover image; Gemma Cowan, Sonia Landy Sheridan: A Gender-ative Introduction to the Copy/Artist/Machine Dissertation, London: School of History of Art, Film and Visual Media, Birkbeck College, University of London, 2004, p. 43.

Helene E. Roberts, Ed., Visual Resources: An International Journal of Documentation, Abingdon, Oxon, UK: Routledge of Taylor & Francis, December 2006, 427 pp., B&W Cover ill., Color ill. p. 329, B&W ill. p. 351.

Diane Kirkpatrick, Katherine Hart, Mary Flanagan, The Art of Sonia Landy Sheridan, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, University Press of New England, 2009, ill, p. 53, Cat. No. 54

Transmediale 2013, BWPWAP, Haus der Welt der Kulturen, Berlin, 2013: ill. p. 307.


The artist, Hanover, New Hampshire; given to present collection, 2004.

Catalogue Raisonne

Sonia Landy Sheridan - Diane Kirkpatrick Hood Inventory List #339: 3M Color-In-Color I: "The Magic Finger" (Self Portrait with pointing finger) 1970

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