From MIT List Collection: "Watson and the Shark," 1990

"Watson and the Shark" by Eric Avery, 1990
Eric Avery, Watson and the Shark, 1990 | Photo courtesy of the MIT List Visual Arts Center

"Watson and the Shark" by Eric Watson, 1990. Paper size: 34.25 x 24.75 inches; six-color lithograph on Mulberry.

"Watson and the Shark" (1990) by Eric Avery was one of thirteen prints from the MIT List Visual Arts Center's Student Loan Art Collection on view at the MIT Sloan School of Management Dean's Gallery January 22 - June 1, 2007.

About the Artist

A physician and psychiatrist by training, Eric Avery uses his art to explore subjects such as human rights abuses, social responses to disease (HIV in particular), death, sexuality, and the body.

About the Program

Initiated in 1966, the Student Loan Art Collection program, offers individual students, as well as student groups, the opportunity to borrow important works of art by leading contemporary artists for their living or work spaces for the academic year. Selections from the Collection has been exhibited annually every September since 1977.

Timeline: 2000s
Career: Arts & HumanitiesCommunity
Object: Image
Collection: Exhibits, Illustrations, Rising Voices 1995-Present, Students