Trylon & Perisphere
Vintage postcards on canvas
41 x 46cm
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.
These postcards have been collected from multiple sources and arranged to form a geometric pattern. Their sunken rectangular centres leave behind raised frames which mirror the frame of the artwork itself.
The images depicted in the top row are of the iconic and temporary structures Trylon and Perisphere, designed and built for the New York World’s Fair of 1939. The buildings housed exhibitions and were connected by an escalator – the world’s longest at the time.
The remaining postcards feature an aerial view of the fair with the Trylon and Perisphere seen prominently in the centre.
© Adam Robinson