• additional view of artwork by Adam Robinson
  • additional view of artwork by Adam Robinson
  • additional view of artwork by Adam Robinson

Chicago World's Fair


United Kingdom

Collage
Size: 18.5 H x 24.4 W x 1.8 in

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Art Description

Collage: Paper, Found Objects and Plastic on Canvas.

A collection of original, vintage U.S. postcards and acrylic beads arranged on painted canvas with a cut three-dimensional element. The work is mounted behind glass within a white, wooden frame.

Collected from multiple sources, the postcards have been arranged to form a geometric pattern. The sunken rectangular centers leave behind raised frames which mirror the frame of the artwork itself.

These hand-drawn images depict day or night versions of the iconic and temporary Chrysler Motors building, constructed for the Chicago World’s Fair of 1933. This fine example of art deco architecture housed exhibitions and was considered to be one of the highlights of the fair.

The addition of white, acrylic beads placed at the top of the buildings complements the design by adding a further three-dimensional ingredient.

Keywords: Postcards, Repetition, Blue, Vintage, USA, Chicago, Ephemera, 1930s, Artdeco, Architecture, Worldsfair

Subjects: Architecture

Styles: Modern

Mediums: Paper, Found Objects, Plastic

Artist Recognition

Featured in One to Watch Featured in Saatchi Art's curated series, One To Watch
Featured in the Catalog Featured in Saatchi Art's printed catalog, sent to thousands of art collectors
Artist featured in a collection Artist featured by Saatchi Art in a collection
Showed at the The Other Art Fair Handpicked to show at The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art in London, London

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