In Memory of St. Vincent School

In Memory of St. Vincent School
Artist:
Llyn Foulkes (American, 1934-)
Date:
1960  
Medium:
Assemblage: oil, charred wood and plasticized ashes on blackboard, with chair 
Dimensions:
blackboard: 66 x 72-1/4 in. (167.6 x 183.5 cm); chair: 26-1/4 x 13 x 12-1/2 in. (66.7 x 33.0 31.8 cm) 
Credit Line:
Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Harry Zlotnick 
Accession Number:
P.1969.097a,b 
Copyright:
© 2008 Llyn Foulkes 
Not on View
Description

Foulkes' mixed-media paintings are distinguished by their dark content and social references to the cultural horrors and fallacies surrounding the concept of the "American Dream." In this work, Foulkes has included a portion of a scorched blackboard and chair he found while sifting through a school building that had been destroyed by fire in South Central Los Angeles. The somber, haunting quality of the objects recalled the devastation Foulkes had encountered while serving in the military in post-World War II Germany.

Provenance:

Dr. and Mrs. Harry Zlotnick, gift 1969 to;
Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, 1969-1975;
Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, 1975.

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