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Tornado #17

July 1999
20th Century
19 3/4 in. x 25 3/8 in. (50.17 cm x 64.45 cm)

David Maxim, American, b. 1945

Object Type: Works on Paper
Creation Place: North America, United States, California
Medium and Support: Graphite, conte crayon on paper
Credit Line: Gift of Robert and Patricia Maxim
Accession Number: 2004.43.1
David Maxim is a San Francisco artist whose dynamic artworks often straddle the line between paintings and sculpture and celebrate the power and magnetism of nature. Themes of energy and dynamism unite the wide-ranging subject matter addressed by the artist throughout his career.

Maxim is drawn to the primal, overwhelming power of tornado systems rather than the depiction of realistic accuracy. Amidst a climate crisis, persistent natural disasters, and rapidly rising inequality, Maxim finds the tornado to be a potent and focused image that is emblematic of our fears.

Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:

  • Sheet Dimensions: 19 3/4 in. x 25 3/8 in. (50.17 cm x 64.45 cm)
  • Mat Dimensions: 24 in. x 30 in. (60.96 cm x 76.2 cm)

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