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Georgia

Georgia

Artist: Richard Benson (American, 1943 - 2017)
Date: 2007
Medium: pigment print
Dimensions:
Support: 23 × 19 in. (58.4 × 48.3 cm)
Classification: Photograph
Credit Line: Gift of Christopher Benson in honor of his uncle Richard Benson, 2017
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2017.16.2
Description
This composition of ordinary traffic signs is fondly and meticulously rendered from the bright red of one stop sign to the faded matte finish of another. Benson enjoyed traveling around the country by car and taking pictures, often with friends. The appeal of the railroad, the rural setting, and the bounty of urgent signage caught his eye, but he spent time taking in the scene and later trying to recreate it as he remembered it.
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