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Into Town (pickup truck)
  • Chris Pappan
    born 1971
    born: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
  • Into Town (pickup truck), October, 2011
  • Where object was made: United States
  • pencil, ink, inkjet printing, on paper
  • Paper Type: wove, 1890s ledger
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 27.5 x 21 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 10 13/16 x 8 1/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 27.5 x 21 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 10 13/16 x 8 1/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Museum purchase: Peter T. Bohan Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2012.0013

This is a drawing of an old Chevrolet pickup truck (automobile) from the late 1950s or early 1960s (tentatively identified as a first generation 1961 Chevrolet Apache) in front of a lighted sign in the form of a human figure wearing a buffalo mask, holding a sign that reads "Pow Wow Trading Post, Rock’s Wholesale." Substrate is a blank piece of ledger paper from the 1890s, with the heading "The Wabash Railroad Co." along the left edge, along with instructions for transaction entries.