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Artist: Robert Cottingham (American, born 1935)

Date: 1992
Medium: Color lithograph on BFK Rives paper
Dimensions:
Overall: 46 x 46in. (116.8 x 116.8cm)
Signed: l.l.:'ART 24/60'; l.r.:'COTTINGHAM 1992'
Credit Line: Museum Purchase
Object number: 92.43
Label Text
In the late 1960s and 1970s photo-realist artists, including Robert Cottingham, began using photographs rather than figures, landscapes or other subjects as their source of inspiration. The prevalence of photographic imagery in contemporary culture made it a compelling medium from which to borrow for fine art purposes. Cottingham typically uses urban signage and, in this case, he extracted a slice from a movie marquee, an "art house," hence the witty title for this work of art.

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