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One Picture Book #71: Motel Signs
5 1/2 x 7 1/4 in.
11 four-color plates
1 original photograph
Published by Nazraeli Press
“To me, neon really figured in the migration movement on Route 66. The farther you go out West, the more neon you’d see, especially as a presence on hotels. You can see towns like Tucumcari, New Mexico, coming from 20 miles away.” Steve Fitch is well-known for his anthropological studies of the American West. For his One Picture Book, Fitch has turned one of his vernacular assemblages of motels into a running series. Widely published and exhibited, Fitch's photographs are included in the permanent collections of such museums as the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and The Chicago Art Institute.
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