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Chicago World's Fair

Chicago World's Fair

Vintage postcards, acrylic beads on canvas

47 x 62cm


A collection of original, vintage U.S. postcards and acrylic beads arranged on painted canvas with a cut three-dimensional element. The work is mounted behind glass within a white, wooden frame.

Collected from multiple sources, the postcards have been arranged to form a geometric pattern. Sunken rectangular centres leave behind raised frames which mirror the frame of the artwork itself.

The hand-drawn images depict day or night versions of the iconic and temporary Chrysler Motors Building, constructed for the Chicago World’s Fair of 1933.

The addition of white, acrylic beads placed at the top of the buildings complements the design and adds a further three-dimensional ingredient.

© Adam Robinson