Red Building in Forest, Hale, Alabama

Object Details

Title:

Red Building in Forest, Hale, Alabama

Artist/Maker(s):

William Christenberry (American, born 1936)

Culture:

American

Date:

1984 - 1985

Medium:

Balsa, basswood, plywood, tempera, paper, soil

Dimensions:

32.4 x 58.4 x 53.3 cm (12 3/4 x 23 x 21 in.)

Copyright:

© William Christenberry

Credit Line:

Gift of Nancy and Bruce Berman

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Working from images and from memory, William Christenberry modeled this sculpture on the red building featured in a photograph. He referred to this piece as a "building construction" because he relied on imagination rather than measurements to make it. Though this work was not intended as a precise, scaled-down replica, Christenberry hoped to evoke the feeling of the original building and its environs; his inclusion of red soil from Alabama heightens this effect.

Exhibitions
Where We Live: Photographs of America from the Berman Collection (October 24, 2006 to February 25, 2007) (57)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), October 24, 2006 to February 25, 2007
In Focus: Architecture (October 15, 2013 to March 2, 2014) (57)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), October 15, 2013 to March 2, 2014