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Newark in Essex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Perfect Vehicles 1988-90

Acrylic latex on concrete

 

—Purchase 2001 Helen McMahoh Brady Cutting Fund 2001.6.1,2 —

 
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By Don Morfe, May 3, 2016
1. Perfect Vehicles 1988-90 Marker
Inscription. Allan McCullum, Born 1944, Los Angeles, Lives and works in New York

McCollum began making his Perfect Vehicles series in 1985, representing an iconic sculptural form in order to investigate the ways in which a single object can contain cultural meaning.

All of the Perfect Vehicle sculptures bear the same shape—that of a Chinese ginger jar, a traditional vessel that has been extensively copied and reproduced for centuries. Each sculpture is thickly painted in a different hue of commercially available paint and has no opening, utterly eliminating the typical use that one might expect of a vase.
 
Location. 40° 44.552′ N, 74° 10.309′ W. Marker is in Newark, New Jersey, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of Central Avenue and Washington Street on Central Avenue. Click for map. This marker is located in Horizon Plaza on the grounds of the Newark Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Newark NJ 07102, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The 19th Century Italianate Town House (here, next to this marker); Newark & Washington Park in the 19th Century (a few steps from this marker); St. Patrick's Pro-Cathedral (within shouting

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By Don Morfe, May 3, 2016
2. Perfect Vehicles
distance of this marker); The First Academy in Newark (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Seth Boyden (about 500 feet away); Donald T. Dust Home (about 600 feet away); Line of March of Washington’s Army (about 600 feet away); Christopher Columbus (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Newark.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
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By Don Morfe, May 3, 2016
3. Horizon Plaza at the Newark Museum
 
 
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