Detail View: The AMICA Library: Automation

AMICA ID: 
MIA_.98.150.4
AMICA Library Year: 
2003
Object Type: 
Textiles
Creator Name: 
Brown Barbara
Creator Nationality: 
English, London
Creator Role: 
Designer
Creator Dates/Places: 
born 1932
Gender: 
F
Creator Name-CRT: 
Barbara Brown
Creator Name: 
Heal Fabrics
Creator Nationality: 
England, London
Creator Role: 
Producer
Creator Name-CRT: 
Heal Fabrics
Title: 
Automation
View: 
Front
Creation Date: 
1971
Creation Start Date: 
1971
Creation End Date: 
1971
Materials and Techniques: 
Cotton; screenprint
Classification Term: 
Textiles
Dimensions: 
118 x 50 in. (299.72 x 127 cm)
AMICA Contributor: 
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: 
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 
98.150.4
Credit Line: 
Gift of Richard L. Simmons
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed:Inscription
Rights: 
Context: 
Throughout the 20th century, considerable energy has been directed toward the possible artistic conflict of industrial production and individual, hand-made objects. Here the artist considers the issue visually, creating an aesthetic statement inspired by a gear unit, a common symbol of the industrial revolution. The fabric was hand-printed using individual screens for each of the colors needed to complete the design.
Related Image Identifier Link: 
MIA_.6809c.tif