Title: P-038 Rotor
Artist(s): Manfred Mohr
Date Created: 1970
Framed Dimensions: 22 x 22 in.
Unframed Dimensions: 18 x 18 in.
Medium: Plotter drawing on paper
Inventory ID: Mohr-1970-02
signed and dated lower right edge
artist name and date printed lower right
title printed lower left
Each sign is formed from 15 random lines. A certain percentage of the lines have a thicker line width. These signs are distributed within the interior of a circle.
Detail images of the work
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