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The Legendary Coelacanth
  • Alex Dodge
    born 1977
    born: Denver, Colorado, United States ; active: United States
  • The Legendary Coelacanth, 2007
  • Where object was made: United States
  • computer numerical controlled dry point engraving on hand antiqued paper with coelacanth computer virus executable file on EPROM memory chip
  • Paper Type: wove, medium weight cream
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 495 x 464 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 19 1/2 x 18 1/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 601 x 565 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 23 5/8 x 22 1/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 33 1/2 x 31 in
  • Museum purchase: Letha Churchill Walker Memorial Art Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2012.0009
Label Text

Image of young woman in fetal position with one arm foreshortened. She is wearing a striped swim suit (sports bikini) as well as a swimming cap with two distinct daisy flowers. She is surrounded by a line of small circular objects (identified as eggs) coming from two fish (Coelacanths) above her. The paper is purposely foxed. Below the sheet, a memory chip (AMD copyright 1988) is mounted in the specially constructed mat.