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Lynn Hershman Leeson

X-Ray Man

  • Materialcrylic, pencil, and colored pencil on canvas
  • Dimensions93 x cm
  • On viewGround floor
  • CopyrightLynn Hershman Leeson, X-Ray Man, 1970
    © Lynn Hershman. Courtesy Paul van Esch, Amsterdam

More about the artwork

For six decades now, the American artist Lynn Hershman Leeson has been dealing with the latest technologies. In her works, she investigates the effects that digital surveillance, artificial intelligence, and DNA programming, for example, have on society and our bodies. Her early collages and drawings testify to a great interest in the interaction of body and machine. “X-Ray Woman” reveals the interiorof a body in which gears and construction drawings alternate with joints, and devices areinterchangeable with organs. The title refers to the technology of X-rays, which can make visible whatis hidden inside the body. The same is true of the work “X-Ray Man”: the smoking person with an appliquéd plastic prosthesis, a visor, and a sprayed-on outline of an orange heart was created just a few years after the first heart transplant took place (and failed) in the United States.

Further collection artworks

Cy Twombly, Untitled, 1970, UAB 450aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Untitled, 1970
Cy Twombly, Lepanto I, 2001, UAB 469Lepanto Zyklus aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Lepanto I, 2001
Cy Twombly, Ramification, 1971, UAB 452aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Ramification, 1971
Skulptur einer menschlichen Hand auf einem Glassockel der Künstlerin Aleksandra Domanovic, die Teil der Ausstellung Future Bodies from a Recent Past in München ist.
Aleksandra Domanović Fatima, 2013
Cy Twombly, Untitled, 1958, UAB 440aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Untitled, 1958