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Serial

John Sokol

(Canton, Ohio, 1947 - )

1971

Collage on paper

21 7/8 in. x 28 in. (55.56 cm x 71.12 cm)

Museum Acquisition Fund

1972.18

More Information

Sokol considers Serial a tongue-in-cheek commentary on artists such as Andy Warhol, Sol LeWitt, and Donald Judd who were creating serial imagery in the late 1960s. Serial art involves a repetition of images or forms with slight variations to each one. Serial is a "pun on 'cereal' and 'serial'-[the fronts of actual] cereal boxes lined up to form a serial image." Sokol made a number of almost identical Serial collages; the variation was the placement of handtorn strips of masking tape on each work.

Marks

edition, signature, and date on front

Keywords
Food
Found objects
Ohio
Pop Art