Moving Home

Susan Hall (American, b. 1943)
MediumAcrylic on paper mounted on canvas
Dimensions36 × 26 inches
CreditGift of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Schorr, 1983
Art © Susan Hall/Licensed by VAGA at Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York, NY
Accession Number83.19.1

Susan Hall depicts Manhattan’s skyline in the 1970s, when she was living in Greenwich Village. She describes her title as a metaphor: “In our peripatetic era the word ‘moving’ indicates the restless nature of our being. . . . What represents human beings more than the idea of a physical house that we dwell in or where we want to live . . . or nostalgia for where we used to live? And the irony that houses seem permanent and yet Americans are constantly on the move.”

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