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July/August 2015 issue:


Dead Ends
Text: Chris Fite-Wassilak
Photo: David Naugle


web exclusive:
Photo Essay: Dead Ends
Video: Atlanta Gateway
– David Naugle


from the archive:
The Sculptures of Atlanta's Great Southwest Industrial Park (1981-1982)




It's Only the Beginning
– Daniel Fuller


A Body of Work
– William Gass


Gatecrashing
with Katherine Jentleson
Curator of Folk and Self-Taught Art at the High Museum

– Raphael Koenig







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from the archive:
The Sculptures of Atlanta's
Great Southwest Industrial Park (1981-1982)

Two articles from ART PAPERS' past—both referenced in our July/August 2015 issue as part of Chris Fite-Wassilak's article "Dead Ends" —provide first-hand perspectives from the city that welcomed, then abandoned an ambitious effort to bring minimalist sculpture to the city's places of industry.


September/October 1981
Reflections on the Tragedy of The Great Southwest Industrial Park Sculpture
by John Howett

This is the first article to have attempted to make sense of what happened to the sculpture park project. As its author, Emory University art historian John Howett, wrote in 1981, "Today, trucks rumble through weed-grown, trash-strewn lots with empty pedestals and rusted hulks of once splendid works of art."

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January/February 1982
Update: The Great Southwest Industrial Park Sculpture
by Chris Bratton

This article served as a coda to Howett's original investigation. In it, Chris Bratton cites corporate neglect, which left responsibility for the park's artworks in the hands of an underfunded (and/or uninterested) state. Yet what remained of the project's sculptures, he reported with a hint of optimism, would be redistributed throughout Fulton county.

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See Also:
+ Related Article: "Dead Ends" by Chris Fite-Wassilak, July/August 2015
+ Photo Essay: Sculptures of Atlanta's Great Southwest Industrial Park by David Naugle
+ Video Essay: Dead Ends, Atlanta Gateway by David Naugle

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