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Second Street East & South Main Street, Kalispell, Montana

A work made of chromogenic print.

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  • A work made of chromogenic print.

Date:

August 22, 1974

Artist:

Stephen Shore
American, born 1947

About this artwork

After achieving success at an early age—he sold three prints to the Museum of Modern Art at 14, photographed at Andy Warhol’s Factory at 17, and held a solo exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art at 24—Stephen Shore took a new direction in his work with a series of cross-country road trips beginning in 1972. He explained, “I started photographing everyone I met, every meal, every toilet, every bed I slept in, the streets I walked on, the towns I visited.” With a deadpan appraisal of the built environment of modern America, Shore built a reputation as part of a generation of photographers who used color in an anticommercial fashion. The street corner in this image is unremarkable, yet Shore’s attention to the landscape—vernacular signs and architecture, patterns in the street and pavement—and muted color palette render the mundane significant.

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Photography

Artist

Stephen Shore

Title

Second Street East & South Main Street, Kalispell, Montana

Origin

United States

Date

Made 1974

Medium

Chromogenic print

Dimensions

30.5 × 38.7 cm

Credit Line

Gift of Stephen Shore

Reference Number

1985.359

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