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Gulf Series

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Gulf Series

Artist: Allan D'Arcangelo (American, 1930 - 1998)

Date: 1969
Medium: Serigraph on paper
Overall: 23 3/8 x 25 7/16in. (59.4 x 64.6cm)
Signed: l.r.: 'D'Arcangelo 1969' l.l.: '42/120'
Credit Line: Museum Purchase
Object number: 70.29
Label Text
During the 1960s, Pop artists mined image-laden American advertising and media for source material. Andy Warhol reproduced Campbell soup cans while Roy Lichtenstein appropriated the style of comic strips. Alan D'Arcangelo examined the culture of fast food restaurants, motel chains, and gas stations that erupted in the United States after the Eisenhower administration of the 1950s introduced the interstate highway system. Here D'Arcangelo employed a commercial logo, from the Gulf oil company, to depict a rising "moon" that illuminates a re-visioned, post-World War II American landscape.

Presumed copyright: the artist or the artist's representative/heir(s).