Splitting of Meaning

Shusaku Arakawa, Japanese, 1936 - 2010

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1970-1971

Screenprint

Edition 8/100

Overall: 44 x 34 in. (111.7 x 86.4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Adelbert Ames Fine Arts Awards Fund

© Shusaku Arakawa

PR.977.7

Geography/Culture

Asia, East Asia, Japan

Period

20th century

Object Name

Print

Classification

Print

Not on view

Inscription

Text, upper center: 7 SPLITTING OF MEANING / EXERCISES TO DEMONSTRATE THE DISJUNCTION, / DISASSOCIATION, ABSTRACTION, BRANDING AND RAMIFICATIONS / PERTAINTING TO SIGNIFICATION. ADDITIONAL EXERCISES MAY / ATTEMPT TO INDUCE FURTHER "UNNATURAL" SPLITTING.; lower center: PORTRAIT OF MONA LISA (SEE ABOVE) / BY La Ginconda (in script)

Exhibition History

Second Stage of Modernism: Art from 1945 to the Present, William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall, Churchill P. Lathrop, Friends, and Owen Robertson Cheatam Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 6-August 16, 1987.

Recent American Graphics, Art 53, Lower Jewett Corridor, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 18-May 25, 1980.

Lower Jewett Corridor, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, March 28-May 7, 1979.

Contemporary American Graphics, Lower Jewett Corridor, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 3-September 5, 1977.

Publication History

Brian P. Kennedy and Emily Shubert Burke, Modern and Contemporary Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2009 p.178, no.168.

Provenance

Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York; sold to present collection, 1977.

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