June Moon 1963, from the portfolio 7 Serigraphien

  • Allan D'Arcangelo, Edition Domberger, June Moon 1963, from the portfolio 7 Serigraphien, 1969, color screenprint on paper, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1971.84.137

Exhibition Label
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
Title
June Moon 1963, from the portfolio 7 Serigraphien
Artists
Publisher
Date
1969
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sheet: 23 1/2 x 25 1/2 in. (59.7 x 64.7 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase

Mediums Description
color screenprint on paper
Classifications
Keywords
  • Architecture Exterior – commercial – gas station
  • Landscape – season – spring
  • Landscape – road
  • Landscape – time – night
Object Number
1971.84.137
Palette
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