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Bathtub as Watering Trough, near Greensboro, Alabama

Bathtub as Watering Trough, near Greensboro, Alabama

Artist: William Christenberry (American, 1936 - 2016)
Date: 1976 (printed 1989)
Medium: chromogenic print
Dimensions:
Image: 3 1/4 × 4 3/4 in. (8.3 × 12.1 cm)
Classification: Photograph
Credit Line: Gift of John Robertshaw III, 2016
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2016.24.4
Description
Born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Christenberry often visited family in rural Hale County, a place that has provided the primary inspiration for his work in painting, sculpture, and photography. Here he photographs the inventive repurposing of materials, a bathtub that has been brought outdoors to serve as a watering trough for animals. Though some might find it an incongruous sight, Christenberry presents the scene in an accepting, matter-of-fact way.
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