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plotter drawing - Zufälliger Polygon

Zufälliger Polygon

  • Object:

    plotter drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    13/09/1965 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Nake, Frieder, born 1938 (computer artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    ink on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2E, shelf DR85

Physical description

plotter drawing in which a single black line is drawn at horizontal, vertical and diagonal angles

Place of Origin

Germany (made)


13/09/1965 (made)


Nake, Frieder, born 1938 (computer artist)

Materials and Techniques

ink on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Written in pencil on reverse:
13/9/65 Nr. 3, "Zufalliger Polygon", Nake
Zufälliger Polygonzug is German for Random Polygon


Width: 62.5 cm, Height: 70.6 cm

Object history note

The plotter drawing was sold in the 1960s by Galerie Daedalus in Berlin. The gallery was run by Hanspeter Heidrich.

Descriptive line

Zufälliger Polygon, ink on paper, 1965 by Frieder Nake

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Ex Machina, frühe Computergrafik bis 1979 : die Sammlungen Franke und weitere Stiftungen in der Kunsthalle Bremen : Herbert W. Franke zum 80. Geburtstag : Kunsthalle Bremen, 17. Juni bis 26. Juli 2007 / herausgegeben von Wulf Herzogenrath und Barbara Nierhoff-Wielk = Ex Machina, early computer graphics up to 1979 : the Franke collections and other foundations at the Kunsthalle Bremen : for the 80th birthday of Herbert W. Franke / edited by Wulf Herzogenrath and Barbara Nierhoff-Wielk.




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