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Collection Art-2D Collection
Catalog Number 2015.1.12
Object Name Print
Description "The Collector," 2014, from the portfolio "Drawn from the McClung Museum," lasercut on archival museum board by Holly Greenberg. Edition: 1/30

Designed in response to McClung Museum object: 1957.3.217.12, photograph of Frank H. McClung's home, 126 W. Church Street, Knoxville, TN, 1882.

Artist statement: Similarly to 1930s archaeological excavations that provided the McClung Museum's foundational collection, my work strives to uncover what lurks below the surface. The McClung family provided the bequest that helped found the museum. My print reveals an interior of the McClung home, which challenges the ideals associated with the Victorian façade. The notion that the 1903 painting by C.M. Coolidge of Dogs Playing Poker would be hanging in the attic of the patriarch of the McClung dynasty is a farce that brings to question the hierarchy of high and low art as it pertains to the collector, and the value systems used to codify the objects worth preserving .
Title The Collector, from the portfolio Drawn from the McClung Museum
Date 2014
Role of Creator Artist
Creator Greenberg, Holly
Material archival museum board
Technique lasercut
Dimensions H-14.875 W-18.625 inches
Credit line Gift of the artist
Subjects Homes
Knoxville
Tennessee
Historic buildings
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