"There are five revolutions that must take place either

  • Karl Gerstner, "There are five revolutions that must take place either , 1973, pigmented nitrocellulose lacquer on laminated plastic, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America, 1984.124.103

Title
"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.
Artist
Date
1973
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
45 x 44 3/4 x 2 7/8 in. (114.3 x 113.7 x 7.4 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Container Corporation of America

Mediums
Mediums Description
pigmented nitrocellulose lacquer on laminated plastic
Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract – geometric
Object Number
1984.124.103
Palette
Linked Open Data
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