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Artist/Maker: James Rosenquist (United States, 1933-2017)

Date: 1972
Medium: lithograph
Sight: 21 1/4 x 27 1/8 in. (54 x 68.9 cm)
Sheet: 30 3/8 x 36 1/4 in. (77.2 x 92.1 cm)
Classification: Art Works
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Martin B. Grossman
Object number: 78.029.004
DescriptionPushbutton, based on a painting from 1960-1961, includes cropped images of the lower portion of a woman's legs, a man's hand, and the unnumbered keys of an adding machine. Again, the source is magazine advertising. The work, with its inherent concept of mutilation, has been interpreted as a metaphor for the dangers of/from technology, still a topical subject some forty years later.
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