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Central Ward in 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 —

 
 
Perfect Vehicles 1988-90 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. A significant historical year for this entry is 1944.
 
Location. 40° 44.552′ N, 74° 10.309′ W. Marker is in Newark, New Jersey, in Essex County. It is in the Central Ward. Marker is at the intersection of Central Avenue and Washington Street on Central Avenue. This marker is located in Horizon Plaza on the grounds of the Newark Museum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newark NJ 07102, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this

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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 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
 
Perfect Vehicles image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, May 3, 2016
2. Perfect Vehicles
Horizon Plaza at the Newark Museum image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, May 3, 2016
3. Horizon Plaza at the Newark Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 16, 2023. It was originally submitted on May 12, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 227 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 12, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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