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for everyone a garden VI, from the series "for everyone a garden"

A work made of inkjet prints (diptych), artist's proof.
© 2013 David Hartt. Courtesy of the artist and Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago.

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  • A work made of inkjet prints (diptych), artist's proof.

Date:

2013

Artist:

David Hartt
Canadian, born 1967

About this artwork

Chicago-based artist David Hartt explores how architecture both reveals—and fails to fulfill—the ideals of a given community. Titled after a 1974 book by the architect Moshe Safdie that argues for the social benefits of modular and prefabricated design, these drawings depict the inadequacies of one such project—architect Jean-Louis Chanéac’s 1962 “juxtaposable cellules,” oval pods arranged in organic clusters. On the right, a well-dressed man in a luxurious interior expresses a leftist statement that clashes with his lavish environment.

On the left, a diverse group of citizens protests under the banner of Safdie’s slogan; the subtext is that Chanéac’s spaces are only accessible to the wealthy. Hartt enlisted a professional illustrator to draft these images based on a digital collage he designed himself. He then glazed the drawings using color Plexiglas in the palette of 1960s and 1970s psychedelia, arguably another failed utopian project.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Photography and Media

Artist

David Hartt

Title

for everyone a garden VI, from the series "for everyone a garden"

Place

Canada (Artist's nationality)

Date

Made 2013

Medium

Inkjet prints (diptych), artist's proof

Dimensions

Each image/paper: 151 × 201 cm (59 1/2 × 79 3/16 in.)

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by The Chauncey and Marion D. McCormick Family Foundation

Reference Number

2013.1237

Copyright

© 2013 David Hartt. Courtesy of the artist and Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago.

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