1999
"Super Chief," Jovenes Art Park
Los Angeles, CA
Curated by Ernesto Montano

At 10 feet tall and 20 feet wide, “Super Chief” was a depiction of the legendary 1937 Santa Fe Super Chief, which was known as the most luxurious train of the streamlined era.

The convincing perspective of this completely flat piece gave the illusion of the train rounding a corner. It was made of galvanized steel mounted on plywood, painted with One Shot, and hung from a wooden structure. It was installed as a drive-by piece on Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park.
JOHN HILLIS SANDERS
© 2018, John Hillis Sanders



 

   
   
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