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Monumental Construction
  • Dale Eldred
    1933–1993
    born: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States ; died: Kansas City, Kansas, United States
  • Monumental Construction, 1974
  • Where object was made: United States
  • photo screen print
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 1499 x 991 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 59 x 39 in
  • Gift of Dr. Marilyn Stokstad
  • Not on display
  • 1974.0127
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Exhibitions

Exhibition Label:
"Site Specifics,” Aug-2010, Susan Earle
This photo screen print illustrates a concept that Eldred developed in the 1960s called “imaginary graphics.” This idea can also be seen in four photo-collages with cut-outs from 1968 shown nearby. The artist combined images of fabricated sculpture on a huge scale with landscape scenes or cityscapes, as seen here. Eldred had studied science and architecture at the University of Michigan; both of these disciplines proved influential in his sculptural work, which accentuates the interplay of natural light with industrial materials used in heavy construction.