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Searchlight and Laser Piece
  • Rockne Krebs
    born: Kansas City, Missouri, United States ; died: Washington, DC, United States
  • Searchlight and Laser Piece, 1969
  • Where object was made: United States
  • pencil, colored pencil
  • Paper Type: lined notebook paper
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 31.75 x 21.59 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 12 1/2 x 8 1/2 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Philip M. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2010.0226
Label Text

In the upper half of the composition, a rough sketch with converging lines suggesting a building at center with three red lines emanating outward from a single point at center, identified (by artist's inscription) as laser beams. A white pillar ascends from the lower center of the composition, in foreground, identified as a search light. In the lower half of the composition, two beams of read cross one red, two green, and one larger white beam of color/light.