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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1977.16.3
People
Gerald Laing and Peter Phillips, British (Laing 1936-2011, Phillips b. 1939)
Title
Hybrid Answer Sheets (146 forms)
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1965
Culture
British
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Graphite and blue, purple and black ink on blue paper
Dimensions
21.5 x 27.9 cm (8 7/16 x 11 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: each form is labeled with name of respondent; some list address and/or company
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of The Collection of John and Kimiko Powers
Accession Year
1977
Object Number
1977.16.3
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
A conceptual work of art, Hybrid, 1966 comprises both "finished" objects and documentary materials. The idea behind the project was to involve the art buying public in the process of artistic decision making. Thus, a group of 137 participants filled in a questionnaire about materials, patterns, and colors and made their own drawing. The questions were based on the sample box that contained samples of materials, colors, forms, etc. Gerald Laing and Peter Phillips processed the answers of the questionnaires in various graphs and charted out the results in a blueprint drawing. On the basis of these data they created the Hybrid sculpture.
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