Carter Mull’s photo-drawing combines recent reporting on the democracy-making movement in Egypt and the importance of technology and information in that effort, as visualized in a photograph found on the front page of the February 8, 2011, issue of the New York Times. The photograph shows a group of young Egyptian men working with an Apple-branded laptop computer to network and campaign against dictator Hosni Mubarak. Inspired by the brand’s symbolic prominence and the effectiveness of virtual communication in the process of mass empowerment and democracy making, Mull photographed an apple in his Los Angeles studio. He then color-manipulated the Times photo and collaged it onto his apple photograph, and added a drawing.

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Carter Mull, American, born 1977
Apple, New York Times, February 8, 2011
Inkjet print collage
Sheet: 26 × 29 1/16 in. (66 × 73.8 cm)
Credit Line

Gift of John A. MacMahon in honor of Candace Waddell MacMahon

Current Location
Not on view
Accession Number
Collage & Montage

John A. MacMahon; given to MFAH, 2017.