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The Treasure House
  • Ronald King, artist
    born 1932
    active: England, United Kingdom
    Circle Press, printer and publisher
    founded 1967
  • The Treasure House, 1972
  • Ten Prints (68–78) & One Drawing
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • screen print
  • Object Height/Width: closed: 279 x 192 mm
    Object Height/Width: closed: 11 x 7 9/16 in
    Object Height/Width/Depth: opened: 163 x 382 x 279 mm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: opened: 6 7/16 x 15 1/16 x 11 in
  • Gift of the Martin S. Ackerman Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2015.0213.01

The exterior of the blue pop-up contains black and silver geometric designs. Towards the upper portion of the design is a blue box with the number 3. On the center-bottom, the title of the work appears, "The Treasure House." The inside of the pop-up displays a gold circle outlined in black. Within the gold circle are black screen printed circles, perhaps to represent craters. In the center of the gold circle is a structure that stands up. Assembled, it is a circle of gold and blue that stands on a square base. The center of the circle is cut-out in order to display a smaller orange circle. The orange circle able to rotate on its own by the wire that connects it to the larger circle. The text on the inside reads: "what the sun touches shines on forever dead / the dead images of the sun wonderful."