Details

Title

Coleman's Cafe

Artist/Maker

William Christenberry (American, 1936–2016)

Date

1967–1996, printed 2014

Medium

Pigmented inkjet print

Dimensions

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Credit

Gift of the artist

Accession #

2014.112.6

On View

Currently not on view

Christenberry systematically photographed the same buildings over the course of many years. Once he had accumulated a critical mass, he would arrange the photographs in grids to illustrate the passage of time and the effects of nature on human-made structures. Here, the grid’s rigid stability stands in contrast to the slow degradation of a roadside shop that succumbed to neglect and eventual collapse once it had outlived its usefulness.

Image Copyright

© William Christenberry

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