Rotea Fortuna

This large-scale print series represents a memorial record of the inflationary character of the American economy as depicted in the Wheel of Fortune television game show wheel designs from the mid 1970’s, 80’s and 90’s and forthcoming future editions featuring the 2000's and 2010's.

The designs reflect the emergence of more frequent "boom and bust" cycles within a risk-tolerant global finance system over the course of the show’s syndication and the years of the artist’s lifetime. Wheel of Fortune currently ranks as the longest-running televised game show with over 6,000 episodes aired in the United States as well as syndicated adaptations in over 60 countries worldwide.

1975 Daytime WheelRound 1, (2015). Vector-based Graphics, Archival Pigment on Cotton Rag Paper, 111 x 111 cm, Edition of 15 / AP 1

1986 Daytime WheelRound 2, (2015). Vector-based Graphics, Archival Pigment on Cotton Rag Paper, 111 x 111 cm, Edition of 15 / AP 1


1996 Daytime WheelRound 2, (2015). Vector-based Graphics, Archival Pigment on Cotton Rag Paper, 111 x 111 cm, Edition of 15 / AP 1