The Long Goodbye to the Automobile

San Francisco Public Library, Richmond Branch

Chip Lord, a key member of the radical architecture collective Ant Farm, 1968--1978, best known for such works as Cadillac Ranch, 1974 (half-buried row of Cadillacs in Amarillo, Texas), and Media Burn, 1975 (a modified Cadillac crashing through a pyramid of television sets at the Cow Palace), will give a talk and video presentation that looks at the automobile as a major shaping force in 20th Century America and as a material of art-making.

This is what SF/Arts curator Betsy Crabtree has to say about The Long Goodbye to the Automobile :

Former Ant Farm member Chip Lord has used the automobile—specifically Cadillacs—in several major art projects, including “Cadillac Ranch,” 1974, a half-buried row of Cadillacs in Amarillo, Texas off Route 66. Here, he discusses the automobile as a formative force in the 20th century and as a resource for artists. Free.

Event Info
Jun 01
Sat. at 4
San Francisco Public Library/Richmond Branch
351 9th Avenue, San Francisco
Info: 415-355-5600
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