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Tue, May 16, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 263

Control Data "Mona by the Numbers" Digital Print

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

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$300 $50
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$10,000 $1,000
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$1,000,000 $50,000
Digital print titled "Mona by the Numbers" printed by a Control Data 3200 computer. It took around 14 hours for this to be printed on a diazo printing machine in 1964. Printed on paper and mounted to a board by David O. Misenko of St. Paul, MN in 1969. Along with Snoopy, this digital representation of Leonardo da Vinci's famous Renaissance artwork was a popular wall hanging in computer centers. H. Philip Peterson of Control Data Corporation (CDC) first created this work, sometimes additionally referred to as the "Digital Mona Lisa," by creating a grid of around 100,000 small dots - now referred to as pixels.
Sight; height: 44 in x width: 29 1/4 in. Framed; height: 47 in x width: 32 1/2 in.


There are no visible rips, losses, or restorations. There is undulation to the sheet throughout, especially along the lower edge. The work is mounted to a board. Wear to the frame; framed under plexiglass; not inspected out of frame.

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