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Michael Flanagan | Trains of Thought

Michael Flanagan | Trains of Thought

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Essay by Richard V. West

This volume was published by the Frye Art Museum in conjunction with its exhibition Michael Flanagan: Trains of Thought (1997).

The art of Michael Flanagan conjoins two American phenomena: the historical allure of railroads and the enduring appeal of trompe l’oeil painting. Working in a variety of media, Flanagan invents fictitious histories of railroads and presents them as fragments of “real” images and texts. The fragmentary nature of the images provides a powerful stimulus to the imagination, reinforcing the nostalgia associated with the railroad imagery. 

This catalogue includes an essay by Richard V. West, an artist biography and exhibition checklist, along with illustrations of the exhibition artwork.

10 pages, full color illustrations

8.5 x 8.5 in.

Softcover, 1997

Catalogues published before 2010 have been in storage and may have small signs of wear and tear. 

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