in the Public Realm
Ghost Parking Lot

SITE Architecture & Design (Sculpture in the Environment), James Wines
  • Installed, 1978
  • Removed, 2003
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Twenty automobiles are buried under asphalt at various graduated levels, from full exposure of the body contours to complete envelopment by the paving. Contrary to the prevalent use of ‘object art’ as a decorative accessory to buildings and public spaces, this fusion of normally mobile vehicles, engulfed by their environment, takes advantage of people’s subliminal response to the rituals of roadway merchandising and the fetishism of strip mall culture. Also, unlike public art conceived f...
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2100 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT 06514
United States

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