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Three Fluted Towers

Three Fluted Towers

Vintage postcards on canvas

40 x 45cm


A collection of original, vintage U.S. postcards 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 with fluorescent card attached to the reverse giving an impression of illumination upon the white canvas behind. The sunken rectangular centres leave behind raised frames which mirror the frame of the artwork itself.

All of the images depict different presentations of the iconic and temporary Federal Building with its three fluted towers, designed and built for the Chicago World’s Fair of 1933.

© Adam Robinson