Shacks and Main Street BuildingsArtist(s)George A. TiceArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Date1965; printed 1971Medium & Supportgelatin silver print on paperDimensions
14 1/8 in x 11 in (35.88 cm x 27.94 cm);19 3/4 in x 14 3/8 in (50.17 cm x 36.51 cm);3 7/16 in x 6 7/16 in (8.73 cm x 16.35 cm)Credit LineGift of the Marvin Felheim CollectionSubject matter
This photograph depicts several houses and shacks that remain in the ghost town of Bodie, California, once a bustling settlement for the gold mining community in the late nineteenth century. One of twelve views of Bodie that Tice issued as a portfolio, this view juxtaposes the beauty and timelessness of the natural landscape with the abandoned and degraded structures that remain of the town of Bodie, now a National Historic Landmark. As it appears in Tice's photograph, Bodie invites reflection on the frailty of human ambition, even while the streak of cloud in the sky—perhaps left behind by a departing airplane—gestures to modern development and progress.Physical Description
Photograph of shacks and abandoned houses in a landscape.Primary Object ClassificationPhotographCollection AreaPhotographyRights
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modern and contemporary art