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Sky Column, 6 billion 400 million candle power 8 searchlights, Kansas City, MO April 20, 1985
  • Dale Eldred
    1933–1993
    born: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States ; died: Kansas City, Kansas, United States
  • Sky Column, 6 billion 400 million candle power 8 searchlights, Kansas City, MO April 20, 1985, 1985
  • Where object was made: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
  • offset lithograph
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 865 x 665 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 34 1/16 x 26 3/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 1018 x 815 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 40 x 32 1/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 41 x 34 in
  • Gift from the Jedel Family Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0145
Description
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Two distinct black and white images, both narrow vertical compositions. Right: view down busy city street (Grand Street?) toward the Missouri River. At the horizon between tall buildings, a white column mad of rays of light rises to the top of the image. Left: a cluster of spotlights is set at the corner of an intersection in front of the corner of a low building. Rays of light emerge from the round, backlit light fixtures and rise into a flat black sky.