Hither Hills State Park, Montauk, New York

Object Details

Title:

Hither Hills State Park, Montauk, New York

Artist/Maker(s):

Adam Bartos (American, born 1953)

Culture:

American

Date:

1991 - 1994

Medium:

Chromogenic print

Dimensions:

49 x 72.2 cm (19 5/16 x 28 7/16 in.)

Copyright:

© Adam Bartos

Credit Line:

Gift of Nancy and Bruce Berman

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A rust-colored luxury sedan parked in the shade of a young tree serves as the beguilingly mundane focus of this photograph by Adam Bartos. In the early 1990s, Bartos made a series of images at the recreational campgrounds of Hither Hills State Park in Montauk, Long Island. Taken in late afternoon over the course of several years, these evocative photographs documented the ritual of the obligatory family vacation, juxtaposing the cultivated yet natural landscape with its seemingly alien visitors who contrast rather than blend with the setting.