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California Earthquake Monument
California Earthquake Monument
Artist:
Date:
1969
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Graphite On Canvas
Dimensions:
48 x 58 in. (121.9 x 147.3 cm)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
North America
Accession Number:
2005.156.4
Acquisition Date:
2005-12-31
Credit Line:

Gift of Herbert and Paula Molner

Artist's handwritten text: "Throughout history we preserved our architectural monuments, we should now preserve our natural events as public monuments. Earthquakes are a major force in our world. I proposed to create a pubic monument by casting in bronze a segment of the San Andreas Fault in California. Natural phenomena become contemporary monuments of our civilization." signed, "Alan Sonfist 1969"