Alan Turing Looking - Michael Fullerton

Alan Turing Looking - Michael Fullerton


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Title: Alan Turing Looking

A similar nine panel newsprint version of this work is held in the Arts Council Collection, London, and was recently exhibited in the ‘I Want I Want! Art and Technology’ exhibition at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Michael describes the gold ‘eyes’ that pop out of the portrait as a play on the idea of looking using symbolism from cartoons like Ren and Stimpy.  

Alan Turing is regarded as the father of modern computer science and worked as a code breaker at Bletchley Park, the UK’s main decryption centre during WW2. He was shamefully ignored by the British establishment and killed himself after being convicted of being a homosexual and ‘gross indecency with a male’ in March 1952.

Artist: Michael Fullerton

Year: 2010

Media: Silk screen / pen on somerset newsprint

Dimensions:  38x27 cm

Edition Size: 20 (2 in stock more available on request)

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