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"There are five revolutions that must take place either simultaneously or not at all: a political revolution; a social revolution; a technological and scientific revolution; a revolution in culture, values and standards; and a revolution in international and interracial relations. The United States is the only country, so far as I can see, where these five revolutions are simultaneously in progress and are organically linked in such a way as to constitute a single revolution. In all other countries, either all five revolutions are missing, which settles the problem, or one or two or three of them are lacking which relegates revolution to the level of wishful thinking."--Jean Francois Revel, Without Marx or Jesus, The New American Revolution, 1971. From the series Great Ideas.

1973 Karl Gerstner Born: Basel, Switzerland 1930 pigmented nitrocellulose lacquer on laminated plastic 45 x 44 3/4 x 2 7/8 in. (114.3 x 113.7 x 7.4 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Container Corporation of America 1984.124.103 Not currently on view


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Abstract - geometric

sculpture

plastic

About Karl Gerstner

Born: Basel, Switzerland 1930