Artists

1960-1969

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Provenance

Private Collection, UK

Description

Executed on graph paper, Milow was part of the Earth Work movement which started in the late 1960s. Alike, his American counterparts, Robert Smithson and Michael Heizer, Milow was intruiged by the industrial areas of America and the images of dump trucks excavating tons of earth and rock and pictures of oil containers. These images were the equivalents of `monuments of antiquity’. Unlike, Smithson and Heizer, who explored the industrial areas at firsthand, Milow’s inspiration emanated from the American scientific magazine Scientific America. Milow’s images contain parchments of collage from the magazine, crayon, aluminium, lead powder and plastic sheet.