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Flies

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    United States of America (made)

  • Date:

    1967 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Csuri, Charles , born 1922 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Screenprint on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of Patric Prince

  • Museum number:

    E.959-2008

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2E, shelf DR51

Charles Csuri scanned a hand-drawn image of a horse fly into the computer. He then replicated it using a random number generator that determined the size, orientation and location of each fly. Csuri trained in both fine art and engineering, and was one of the first pioneers to work with recognisable subject matter rather than abstract geometric imagery.

Physical description

Screenprint in blue ink on paper from a computer-generated drawing, depicting a swarm of house-flies of varying sizes.

Place of Origin

United States of America (made)

Date

1967 (made)

Artist/maker

Csuri, Charles , born 1922 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Screenprint on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'C. CSURI AND J. SHAFFER'
In pencil, in lower right corner. Name of artist and programmer.

'FLIES, 1967'
Title and date, in pencil, in lower right corner.

Dimensions

Height: 35.4 cm, Width: 27.8 cm

Descriptive line

Screenprint from a computer-generated drawing, 'Flies', 1967, by Charles Csuri.

Materials

Paper (fiber product); Ink

Techniques

Screenprinting; Computerized composition

Subjects depicted

Flies

Categories

Prints; Computer Art

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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