Dorr Bothwell’s Memory Machine recalls the Surrealist roots of much postwar art. In this eerie, dreamlike landscape, the central form suggests a futuristic television set, supplier and preserver of modern memories. Dorr (or Doris) Bothwell worked and taught in the San Francisco Bay Area, another urban center that was a focus of art production in the forties and fifties.
Screenprint on paper
Signed, "Dorr Bothwell '47" lower right margin in graphite
Dick S. Ramsay Fund
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Dorr Bothwell (American, 1902-2000). Memory Machine, 1947. Screenprint on paper, 9 1/16 x 12 1/8 in. (23 x 30.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 48.38. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 48.38_transpc002.jpg)
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