Artwork Title: Wire Wheel - Artist Name: Paul Strand

Wire Wheel

Paul Strand, 1917

13 x 10 inch
Skyscrapers and machines—quintessential symbols of modern life in the early twentieth century—were among Strand's last subjects as he advanced in breathtaking leaps across the landscape of artistic possibilities on the brink of World War I. Duchamp and Picabia had introduced machines into American art when they arrived in New York in 1915, and automobiles capable of going fifty miles an hour were everywhere.
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