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Anthony Pellino student work ➔ Board from House for the New American Family Project

Drawing/Painting/Print


Related person/organization

Anthony Pellino (artist)

Date

1984

Work Type

drawings

Description

In this first year project, students were asked to produce loose sketches as a way to conceptualize more complex designs. Pellino created a simple timeline for each member of an imagined nuclear family, using graphite on paper and collage elements. Pellino started out intending a humorous theme (the cleric, ostensible head of this new-fashioned family, studies nuclear arms), but the final project was far darker. Pellino writes: "Living in New York had exposed me to some rather detached characters who had essentially transformed personal space into money-making space . . .  I conceptualized a family unified only through the common goal of money-making, so mesmerized by this process that they were oblivious to the process of decay built into the architecture. Over time and through their own blindness to their environment, the house--detailed to encourage water infiltration and the growth of trees in the masonry--would collapse around them."

Location

box k_10, folder 4

Identifier

KA0104_k10_f04_03

Citation

Anthony Pellino. Board from House for the New American Family Project. 1984. Anthony Pellino student work. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 21 Oct 2019.

Use Restrictions

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