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Operating Theatre
  • Nicholas Monro, artist
    born 1936
    born: London, England, United Kingdom ; active: England, United Kingdom
  • Operating Theatre, 1970
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • screen print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 634 x 655 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 24 15/16 x 25 13/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 697 x 1016 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 27 7/16 x 40 in
  • Gift of Joseph Jurist through the Martin S. Ackerman Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2015.0218
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

Three green figures that look towards a mass on a flat surface. The middle figure wears glasses. There is a peach-colored stripe spanning from ear to ear on the left and middle figure that could represent the only area of their body visible behind the surgical clothing. The mass on the flat surface also has a peach-colored stripe, perhaps indicating the same. The figure on the far right, who stands in front of the flat surface, wears dark green surgical clothing and surgical mask. The skin of this figure is orange. There is a green bowl with a blue rim on the flat surface. A light-green cloth hangs from the bowl and flows off the flat surface.