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Sun Cage for "Atlantis"
  • Rockne Krebs
    1938–2011
    born: Kansas City, Missouri, United States ; died: Washington, DC, United States
  • Sun Cage for "Atlantis", 1973
  • Where object was made: United States
  • airbrushing, colored pencil, pencil, crayon
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 48 x 63 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 18 7/8 x 24 3/4 in
    Frame Dimensions: wood frame: black, 28 1/4 x 34 1/4 x 1 1/2 in
    Weight: 12 lbs
  • Gift of Philip M. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2010.0229
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Exhibitions

Exhibition Label:
"Rockne Krebs: Drawings for Sculpture You Can Walk Through," Aug-2013, Steve Goddard
Philip M. Smith has succinctly described this drawing as, “a mathematically developed astronomical plot of the sun at Atlanta GA for the Omni International Project.” This cosmic view of the Atlantis project includes the artist’s commentary on the splendor of “rayning,” the appearance of beams of sunlight through an opening in the clouds that are, Krebs informs us, technically known as crepuscular rays.