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SCALE MODEL OF “PROGRESSLAND”

Creator: Richard Rush Studio
Materials: Lacquered wood, plastic, wire
Origin: Illinois, United States
Dimensions: 30 3/4″ x 27 1/2″ x 34″
Completed: c. 1964
Type: Vintage

The scale model of “Progressland: refers to the General Electric pavilion at the 1964 World’s Fair, whose themes were “Progress through Electric Power” and “The Wonders of Atomic Energy.” In a brochure from the time, “Progressland is described as “a large graceful building with a curving 200 -foot-wide dome, supported by a unique pattern of swirling circular pipes. It is eye-catching by day…and dazzlingly colorful by night.”
In Richard Rush’s model we can today appreciate the hope imbued into the temporary architecture, which celebrated a golden era of optimism in technical innovation and scientific exploration.

$10,000.00

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From CHAMBER GALLERY, NYC
Curated Show by Andrew Zuckerman
COLLECTION #2