Field Trip – Cooper Hewitt

Last week the Digital Media class of CDMG 111 went on a field trip to the Cooper Hewitt Museum. Before going to the museum, the class met at Grand Central Terminal and made a quick visit to the Transit Museum gift shop. After the class looked around the gift shop, we took the 4 train to the Cooper Hewitt. When we got there, we were given a digital pen to save the work that we found interesting or liked on it so that later on we can retrieve what we saved online. In the museum we visited the current exhibits and the immersion room.

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One artwork that I found in the immersion room was the Sidewall, Marilyn Monroe, 2015. This is actually a wallpaper manufactured by Flaver Paper and it dates to 2015. It was screen printed and hand printed on chrome mylar. This artwork uses a portrait of Marilyn Monroe on a black background. Her portrait uses the colors of red, white, and blue. This wallpaper was probably based on artist Andy Warhol’s silkscreen painting of Marilyn Monroe titled The Marilyn Diptych.

Sidewall, Marilyn Monoprint, 2015; Manufactured by Flavor Paper (United States); screen printed and hand painted on chrome mylar; L x W: 457.2 × 74.9 cm (15 ft. × 29 1/2 in.); Gift of Flavor Paper; 2015-44-4

Sidewall, Marilyn Monoprint, 2015; Manufactured by Flavor Paper (United States); screen printed and hand painted on chrome mylar; L x W: 457.2 × 74.9 cm (15 ft. × 29 1/2 in.); Gift of Flavor Paper; 2015-44-4

The second artwork that I found was the Sidewall (France), 1923. The medium of the artwork is block printed on paper. It was designed by Jean Lurcat and manufactured by Pierre Chareau. The artwork dates back to 1923 and the museum acquired it in 1930. The artwork has a high contrast color of blue and white images of tanks, battleships and plants.

 Sidewall (France), 1923; Designed by Jean Lurçat (French, 1892–1966); block printed on paper; H x W: 51 x 48 cm (20 1/16 x 18 7/8 in.); Gift of Mrs. Cornelius Sullivan; 1930-21-1-f

Sidewall (France), 1923; Designed by Jean Lurçat (French, 1892–1966); block printed on paper; H x W: 51 x 48 cm (20 1/16 x 18 7/8 in.); Gift of Mrs. Cornelius Sullivan; 1930-21-1-f

The third artwork that I found in the museum was the Sidewall (France), 1920. This artwork’s medium is block printed on paper. It was designed by Rene Crevel, manufactured by C. H. H Geffory, and was distributed by Nancy McClelland, Inc. The artwork uses repetition with the background and the flowers in front of it. The color that the artist uses is black and white and with a pattern of stripes for the objects in the background. For the flowers in front of it, the artist uses pink for the pedals and purple for the middle part of it.

Sidewall (France), 1920; Designed by René Crevel (French, 1900–1935); block printed on paper; 72.5 x 50 cm (28 9/16 x 19 11/16 in.); Gift of Nancy McClelland; 1945-3-4

Sidewall (France), 1920; Designed by René Crevel (French, 1900–1935); block printed on paper; 72.5 x 50 cm (28 9/16 x 19 11/16 in.); Gift of Nancy McClelland; 1945-3-4

 

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