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F17 Berg - ENIVORN 223 / HISTORY 223 - Trashed! A History of Garbage in the Modern World

A mixed media assemblage consisting of welding goggles, rusted metal, a padlock, and two rusted bells hanging from a chain mounted on a wooden board with screws. The position of the objects, with goggles at the top, makes the assemblage look vaguely face-like.
George Vargas
Michigan Worker
welding goggles, metal, hanging bells, rusty bottle cap, pulleys, chains, and padlock mounted on plywood
20 7/8 in x 10 3/8 in x 2 9/16 in (53.02 cm x 26.35 cm x 6.51 cm);20 7/8 in x 10 3/8 in x 2 9/16 in (53.02 cm x 26.35 cm x 6.51 cm)
Gift of the artist
This is a black and white photograph of an outdoor scene of a rocky hilltop. In the foreground are large boulders with vegetation growing among them. The hillside slopes down toward a distant valley iwith cultivated fields and straight roads. On the horizon is another set of rocky hillsides.
Joe Deal
Hemet, California, from "The Fault Zone"
gold-toned gelatin silver print on paper
13 13/16 in. x 13 3/4 in. ( 35.1 cm x 35 cm )
Gift of The Morris and Beverly Baker Foundation, in memory of Morris D. Baker, a graduate of The University of Michigan School of Architecture, 1952
This is a black and white photograph showing a rocky outcropping with boulders and brush vegetation set agains a hazy scene of buildings and roads below. On the right are the rooftops of houses clustered at the base of the hillside and on the left are a group of laid foundations for a housing development. In the distance below are roads and buildings.
Joe Deal
Colton, California, from "The Fault Zone"
gold-toned gelatin silver print on paper
13 13/16 in. x 13 3/4 in. ( 35.1 cm x 35 cm )
Gift of The Morris and Beverly Baker Foundation, in memory of Morris D. Baker, a graduate of The University of Michigan School of Architecture, 1952
Two orange buildings on snow-covered ground on either side of an unplowed road. 
Object Orange
Auburndale Site, Highland Park, MI, #3
iris print on paper
22.9 x 33 1/16 in. (58.26 x 83.98 cm);20 1/4 x 32 9/16 in. (51.43 x 82.71 cm);22.9 x 33 1/16 in. (58.26 x 83.98 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by Stuart and Maxine Frankel
Hana Hamplová
Untitled
gelatin silver print on paper
23 1/16 in x 23 1/8 in (58.58 cm x 58.74 cm);32 3/16 in x 26 3/16 in (81.76 cm x 66.52 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Marion Hrebek Keys
This print is a colorful image of a sink filled with green water. At the center, there is a miniature boat that floats in the water. On the counter-space of the sink at the back, there sits various toiletries such as mouthwash, perfume, toothbrushes, and a razor. Almost out of the frame, a red washcloth hangs off the left edge of the sink. The print is signed (l.r.) "Doug Webb" and numbered (l.l.) "AP 24/75" in pencil.
Doug Webb
Urban Daydream II
screenprint on paper
29 5/16 in x 35 9/16 in (74.45 cm x 90.33 cm);21 3/4 in x 28 15/16 in (55.25 cm x 73.5 cm)
Gift of Jack A. and Noreen Rounick
A "Norton Abrasives" wooden crate is filled with empty rusted gallon paint containers with dried paint inside. A cracked rearview mirror is attached to one side and an American flag is smushed into one side of the box. A small toy platypus sits inside one of the paint cans, although the platypus is moveable; instructions to museum state that museum staff can place platypus where they please.
Tyree Guyton
Untitled (Paint Cans)
paint cans, wooden crate, American flag, rearview mirror, and ceramic figurine
33 1/2 in x 28 1/8 in x 12 in (85.09 cm x 71.44 cm x 30.48 cm)
Gift of H. David Zucca
This print shows a landscape with a mountain rising in the middle of the background. There are trees and grass in front, and a body of water in the foreground. At the center, on the edge of the water, sits a faucet, a razor, and a toothbrush in a clear glass as if the body of water is a sink.<br />
The print is signed (l.r.) "Doug Webb" and numbered (l.l.) "197/275" in pencil.
Doug Webb
Cleanliness is Next to Godliness
screenprint on paper
29 1/2 in x 36 in (74.93 cm x 91.44 cm);21 1/2 in x 29 in (54.61 cm x 73.66 cm)
Gift of Jack A. and Noreen Rounick
Michael Kenna
The Rouge Study #68, Dearborn, MI
sepia-toned gelatin silver print on paper
7 15/16 in x 7 7/16 in (20.2 cm x 18.9 cm);16 in x 20 1/16 in (40.7 cm x 50.9 cm)
Gift of Shirley Kollins in memory of Lee Kollins
A sign in a landscape. The sign reads "Pike Closed God Bless America" surrounded by an uneven black border.
Carl Weese
Untitled
toned black and white photograph on paper
11 in x 13 1/2 in (27.94 cm x 34.29 cm)
Gift from the Collection of David S. Rosen MD, MPH
A man standing in the middle of a street that had been flooded. There are piles of debris in front of the houses.
Leonard Freed
Debris Piled by Side of Road After Flood, Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA
vintage gelatin silver print on paper
8 x 10 in. ( 20.32 x 25.4 cm )
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
This small sculpture is made from crumpled paper and aluminum foil coated in resin. One end of the sculpture is blue, the other a brown-red, and the center is silver.  Pieces of paper which look like newsprint are stuck to the bottom of the sculpture. The piece is deceptively light.
John A. Chamberlain
Untitled
paper, aluminum foil, glue, and painted resin
4 5/8 in x 7 1/2 in x 5 1/8 in (11.75 cm x 19.05 cm x 13.02 cm);8 7/16 in x 10 1/4 in x 10 1/4 in (21.43 cm x 26.04 cm x 26.04 cm)
Gift of the Lannan Foundation in Honor of the Pelham Family

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