Fort Tilden II

  • Paul Caranicas, Fort Tilden II, 1979, pencil on paper, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation, 1986.6.14

Exhibition Label
Paul Caranicas discovered a surreal beauty in the abandoned, block-like shells of World War II defensive bunkers along the US and French coastlines. In Fort Tilden II, the viewer, like the soldiers who once kept watch, looks out from deep within the interior. For Caranicas, the crumbling concrete floor and water-stained walls link past and present, creating a sense, he said, that "time stands still."


Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection, 2014
Title
Fort Tilden II
Artist
Date
1979
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sheet: 23 1/4 x 30 3/4 in. (59.2 x 78.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation

Mediums
Mediums Description
pencil on paper
Classifications
Keywords
  • Architecture – military – Fort Tilden
Object Number
1986.6.14
Palette
Linked Open Data
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