with English by Frederick Hammersley, 1973
Frederick Hammersley is best known for the colourful abstract paintings he created in California in the 1950s and ’60s.
He moved to the University of New Mexico in 1968 and was introduced to ART1, a computer program made by Katherine Nash and Richard Williams. A few years after he used the ART1 program, Hammersley created several lithographs based on some of his computer-generated images. He transformed the small monochrome images into larger, visually striking works.
The OSPAAAL posters in particular reveal the idealistic spirit at the core of the Cuban Revolution, intent on eradicating imperialism globally.
This is a screen printed poster depicting a stylised monkey, with orange hair and a blue face and hands, against a black background.