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Vintage gelatin silver print
Image: 14.6 x 21.5 cm (5 3/4 x 8 7/16 in.); Paper: 19.9 x 24.9 cm (7 13/16 x 9 13/16 in.); Matted: 35.6 x 45.7 cm (14 x 18 in.)
Ruthe and Heinz Eppler Fund 1992.122
Lewis Baltz used his camera to record humanity's uneasy relationship with the natural environment. This image is from a body of work created in the early 1970s that explored the impact of industrial buildings on the barren California landscape. Direct and bland, the photograph of an unfinished factory wall refers symbolically to the creation of new corporate identities for high-tech entrepreneurs. Using a tightly cropped, frontal, close-up view, Baltz suggested the spare, geometric, and repeated forms associated with Minimal art in the 1960s.
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