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Poster, Artificial Nature, Poster for Exhibition at Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece, June 20–September 15, 1990, 1990

This is a Poster. It was designed by Dan Friedman and subject: Ashley Bickerton. It is dated 1990 and we acquired it in 1997. Its medium is offset lithograph on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This design, the reverse side of a poster for an
exhibition organized in Athens, suggests the
difficulty of distinguishing between the natural and
the artificial. Friedman proposes the emergence
of a new reality in which the technologies of
computer simulation, artificial intelligence, and
genetic engineering have contributed to an altered
consciousness. Notions of authenticity and beauty
are challenged through the profusion of imagery
and dispersed, superimposed bars of text

This object was donated by Ken Friedman. It is credited Gift of Ken Friedman.

Its dimensions are

61.7 × 81 cm (24 5/16 × 31 7/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Printed in white, lower left corner: June 20 to / September 15, 1990 / [Greek translation below]; lower left: An exhibition organized by / The Deste Foundation for / Contemporary Art / The House of Cyprus / 10 Eraclitou Street, Athens / Monday to Friday / 10:00 am–3:00 pm; 6:00 pm–9:00 pm / Saturday / 10:00 am–2:30 pm [Greek translation to the right]; center left: Artists: / Ashley Bickerton / Clegg & Guttmann / Walter de Maria / Laura Grisi / Martin Kippenberger / Jeff Koons / Liz Larner; center right: Tatsuo Miyajima / Peter Nagy / Pino Pascali / Ed Ruscha / Manuel Saiz / Robert Smithson / William Stone / Thanassis Totsikas / Meg Webster / Andy Warhol; lower right: A book edited by / Jeffrey Deitch and Dan Friedman / is published in conjunction / with this exhibition / For additional information, please / contact the Deste Foundation / for Contemporary Art / Telephone: (30.1) 722.8303 / Fax: (30.1) 723.6941; Curator: / Jeffrey Deich / Sculpture: Ashley Bickerton / Poster: Dan Friedman; printed in black and yellow, lower right corner: [Greek text in block letters]

Cite this object as

Poster, Artificial Nature, Poster for Exhibition at Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece, June 20–September 15, 1990, 1990; Designed by Dan Friedman (American, 1945–1995); offset lithograph on paper; 61.7 × 81 cm (24 5/16 × 31 7/8 in.); Gift of Ken Friedman; 1997-19-432

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