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Impending Future Bus
  • Randy Regier
    born 1964
    born: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
  • Impending Future Bus, 2004
  • Where object was made: United States
  • steel, mixed media, cast plastic, acrylic urethane
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 27.9 x 17.8 x 132 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 11 x 7 x 52 in
    Object Length: pull cord 120.5 cm
    Object Length: pull cord 47 1/2 in
  • Museum purchase: Peter T. Bohan Art Acquisition Fund
  • On view: 20/21 Gallery, 405, S4
  • 2010.0003.01
Label Text

Deliberately-aged “pull toy” type bus recalling the look of mid-twentieth century toys and appliances. The green steel body of the bus is crowned with a clear plastic dome, through which many dark-colored passengers are visible, while one light-colored passenger sits at the back. The artist has included decals made to recall slogans and logos from period toys. These are listed as follows: Back “bumper”: “Sights of the Future! Printed in U.S.A.” Both sides, center: “Impending Future Bus.” Both sides, near front: “Turn About toy” in the form of an imagined company logo.