Striped road

Vintage landscape/enclos*ure: Big Strips, painting by G. Davis, 1973, via Natl. Archives“Crossing the painted road which extends east from The Philadelphia Museum of Art, August 1973,” by Dick Swanson, via the U.S. National Archives Commons on flickr.

This is another photo taken for DOCUMERICA, a 1970’s photography program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (shown here with original caption).

The road painting, “Big Stripes,” by Gene Davis, was created in 1972. At the time, it was the world’s largest painting.  Davis was a leader in the Washington [D.C.] Color School.

Does anyone know if any part of this painting survives today?

4 thoughts on “Striped road

  1. I don’t know anything about this painting but it is interesting!! I have to tell you when i looked at the picture quick I thought of the Beatles “Abbey Road’ , is that the name? Where they are walking on the crosswalk.. Did anyone else get that quick impression?

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