Perfect Vehicles 1988-90
Acrylic latex on concrete
— Purchase 2001 Helen McMahoh Brady Cutting Fund 2001.6.1,2 —
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. 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 marker. The 19th Century Italianate Town House (here, next to this marker); Newark & Washington Park in the 19th Century
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 12, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 170 times since then and 3 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.