(Den Haag, 5 januari 1939 )
Photographically enlarged computer-generated drawing, titled, signed with initials and dated 'C2 P.S.'79' (lower left); framed behind glass in the original artist's frame (sl. rubbed at extremities). Unexamined out of the frame, some dust inside, apparently in good condition. Unique.
Exhibited: Struycken: Structuur Elementen 1969-1980, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 1980. Literature: Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Struycken: Structuur Elementen 1969-1980. Rotterdam, 1980, nummer 79
Provenance: Private collection Hans Appenzeller; Galerie Swart, Amsterdam. Notes: Pointillism 2.0. From the Change C series. Title from an email by the artist to the present owner: "Je hebt 2C van de serie Change C 1979-1980. Het werk hing in Boymans [sic!] op de tentoonstelling in 1980/1981" (copy attached). Struycken, the most prominent representative of computer art in the Netherlands, chose a sacred place to create this monumental work: the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The so-called differential analyzer developed here between 1927 and 1931 by Vannevar Bush a.o. is regarded as one of the most important predecessors of the modern computer. Other works of the series in the collection of the Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede and of MIT-phenomenon Walter Lewin, who worked with Otto Piene and Struycken at MIT's Center for Advanced Visual Studies, founded by György Kepes in 1967.