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June Moon 1963, from the portfolio 7 Serigraphien

1969 Allan D'Arcangelo Born: Buffalo, New York 1930 Died: New York, New York 1998 Edition Domberger (Publisher) color screenprint on paper sheet: 23 1/2 x 25 1/2 in. (59.7 x 64.7 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase 1971.84.137 Not currently on view


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In June Moon 1963, four panels show an anonymous highway stretching out on a dark, shadowy landscape. In the first panel, what appears to be a glowing moon nudges above the horizon; it is soon revealed as a Gulf gasoline sign rising into the night sky. The ascending sign suggests the passage of time, as well as the movement of a car speeding down the road. The newly built American highway system promised to transport travelers to exciting new destinations. But for Allan D’Arcangelo, the real beauty was in the lines and colors of the journey itself.


Pop Art Prints, 2014

Keywords

Architecture Exterior - commercial - gas station

Landscape - road

Landscape - season - spring

Landscape - time - night

graphic arts - print

About Allan D'Arcangelo

Born: Buffalo, New York 1930 Died: New York, New York 1998

About Edition Domberger

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