These drawings belong to a large body of works on paper created by AARON, a computer programme originally developed by Cohen in 1973 to create original artistic images. The programme remained in continual development for over 40 years.
Harold Cohen (b. 1928, London, d. 2016, Encinitas) has held solo exhibitions at the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art (2007); Brooklyn Museum, New York; the Tate Gallery, London (1983); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (1979); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1977); LACMA, Los Angeles (1972); the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Musée d’art contemporain, Montreal (1967) and the Whitechapel Gallery, London (1964). His work was included in Documenta 3 and 6, Kassel (1964 and 1977); the 33rd Venice Biennale (1966) and the Tokyo Biennale (1963). Cohen’s Jahresgaben were exhibited within ‘The Policeman’s Beard is Half Constructed: Art in the Age of Artificial Intelligence’ at Bonner Kunstverein in 2017.