In this untitled serigraph, Vincent DiMattio combines the aesthetics of the space age with Pop Art sensibilities and techniques. In the postwar era of the 1950s and 1960s, the United States was in the midst of a period of economic growth for the middle class, and so the trappings and imagery of middle class life became the subjects of a number of artists. While figures like Andy Warhol focused on images of celebrities and soup cans, here DiMattio looks to robots and rockets. At the far left, a figure appears with a round green head and a small clamping arm. To the right, a form like a tank with phallic protrusions, one with a head like the form of a space ship. These signs all alight with the space age toys that were so popular during the decade, and arguably predict the Apollo 11 moon landing the following year.
Artwork Size: 20" x 24"
Frame Size: 27 3/4" x 32 3/4"
Signed and dated, lower right
Inscribed 'Artists Proof' lower center
Titled 'Untitled' lower left
Framed to conservation standards using archival materials including 100 percent rag matting, Museum Glass to inhibit fading, and housed in a silver finish wood moulding.