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Koffein (Caffeine)
  • Siegfried Cremer
    1929–2015
    born: Dortmund, Germany ; died: Stuttgart, Germany ; active: Germany
  • Koffein (Caffeine), 1987
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • offset lithograph, collage
  • Object Height/Width: 373 x 306 mm
    Object Height/Diameter: 14 11/16 x 12 1/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 16 in
  • Gift of Robert A. Hiller
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0010
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Description
Inscriptions/Signature

Five offset lithograph images are mounted on a large green offset lithograph print with the word "Koffein" (translated to Caffeine) in the top right corner. The print that appears just under the K of "Koffein" is an image of an arm with the palm of the hand facing outward. The person wears a yellow shirt and a wrist watch. Behind the hand appear two blue loops connected at the top, the shape of which resemble the bridge of eyeglasses. Directly below this is a horizontal image of top stitching. Below this is another image, roughly the same size and content, that orients itself towards the left of the composition. Beginning from the left corner, two thin, elongated, horizontal images stretch across three-fourths of the composition.