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Courtesy Walker Art Center
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© William Christenberry

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Title
The Alabama Box
Date
1980
Dimensions
closed 6.125 × 16.75 × 12.375 inches
Materials
wooden box with mixed media
Location
Not on view

Object Details

Type
Mixed Media (Multiples)
Accession Number
2008.56.1-.20
Edition
12/20
Inscriptions
in pencil on colophon “Christenberry 12/20”; under felt pad in hinged lid compartment “Christenberry” in stamped ink No 12" in pencil on side of wooden knife “WAC” on base of blade “1980”, on reverse of drawing and collage “Christenberry” stamped “No 12” on rev of all photographs BR “Christenberry”
Physical Description
A wooden box containing a sample of Alabama soil on the lid. Inside the hinged lid is tobacco advertising sign, a wooden folding knive, carved by the artist’s father, a drawing and collage. Inside the single drawer are photographs taken in Alabama.
Credit Line
Gift of Ann Birks, in honor of Philippe Vergne, 2008