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Modern Icon: The Machine as Subject in American Art

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Landscape 31

1966
11 3/4 x 17 1/4 in. (29.8 x 43.8 cm)

George Olson
American

Object Type: Drawing
Medium and Support: Charcoal and wash
Credit Line: The Charles Rand Penney Collection of the Memorial Art Gallery
Accession Number: 1975.265
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Location: Not currently on view
Collection: The Charles Rand Penney Collection

One of the most frightening notions tied to modern technology is that its evolution exists outside the control of man. In Landscape 31, artist George Olson creates a landscape in which discarded mass-produced goods obliterate any view of the sky, grass, or trees.

[label text for Modern Icon: The Machine As Subject in American Art exhibition, February 3 – March 6, 2012]

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