Abstract print with primary colors, geometric shapes, and a large silver section in the center
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Medium: Silkscreen
Edition: 12/13
Size: 20 x 18 in.
Location: Inside 361 (South)
Donor: Donated by E.F. Lindquist; conservation and exhibition generously supported by Professor Emeritus H. Dee and Myrene Hoover.

About the Artwork

Karl Aage Riget was a Danish artist whose work focuses on technological innovations. Many of his paintings and prints are composed of brightly colored, interlocking geometric shapes, recalling the appearance of early computer and video games. In 46 Jackpot T Sølv, silver dominates the composition and thereby reinforces the windfall suggested in the title, which translates to “silver jackpot.” Riget used color in bold and unexpected ways. Jette Kjaerboe (curator of the Kasatrupgårdsamlingen in Copenhagen, Denmark) and F. Dahl Nielsen (chairman of the board of the Kasatrupgårdsamlingen) described the effect: "The clear, pure colors, gold and silver, a feast for the eye [De klare, rene farver, guld og solv, en fest for ojet]."*

*Børge Jørgensen, Karl Aage Riget: Maleri og Skulptur, 1970-81, exh. cat., (Copenhagen, Denmark: Tårnby Kommune, Kastrupgårdsamlingen, 1981), np. All translations are by Kimberly Musial Datchuk unless otherwise noted.


Galy-Carles, Henry. Art Danois, 1945-1973. Exh. Cat. Paris: Galeries Nationales du Grande Palais, 1973.

Jørgensen, Børge. Karl Aage Riget: Maleri og Skulptur, 1970-81. Exh. Cat. Copenhagen, Denmark: Tårnby Kommune, Kastrupgårdsamlingen, 1981.

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