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A Concrete Monument to Wine
  • Margaret Bourke-White
    born: New York, New York, United States ; died: Darien, Connecticut, United States ; active: United States
  • A Concrete Monument to Wine, 1938
  • "Speaking of Pictures–Road Signs," published in LIFE magazine, June 27, 1938
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 34.5 x 25.5 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 9/16 x 10 1/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 16 in
  • Museum purchase: Peter T. Bohan Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 1985.0118

Black-and-white image of a large bottle on top of a base with statues of nude male figures and grapes. The bottle has lines of text (identified as advertisement for "Renault wines and champagne"). There is a road with cars on the right side of the image. There are trees along the horizon line.