Kansas City Project: "First National Bank"

Kansas City Project: First National Bank
Glen Hansen "Just in Time" postcard from 2013 Fishback Gallery Exhibit, front
Glen Hansen "Just in Time" postcard from 2013 Fishbach Gallery Exhibit, back
Glen Hansen "New York Times" booklet from 2011 Fishbach Gallery Exhibit, inside
Glen Hanson "New York Times" booklet from 2011 Fishbach Gallery Exhibit front and back
Glen Hanson "First National Bank Project" didactic front
Glen Hanson "First National Bank Project" didactic back
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17411
Building: 
Current Location: 
Annex (Joel's Office)
Floor: 
1st
Object Description
Artist: 
Artist Dates: 
1961-Current
Artist Nationality: 
American
Object Type: 
Details: 
A graphite and oil on paper drawing of the upper colonnade of the First National Bank building.
Framed: 
Yes
 - Plexi
Length: 
11 1/4 inches
Width: 
1 1/2 inches
Height: 
11 1/2 inches
Description: 

This drawing focuses on the architectural detail surrounding the building's title, First National Bank, which is engraved in stone. The building, now the Central Branch of the Kansas City Public Library, is known for its ionic order columns emphasized in this drawing. The columns support the entablature, which includes the architrave, the frieze, and the cornice. Most of the detail in the drawing fades with distance, but not the American flag mounted on the rooftop. The flag was rendered in red, white and blue oil paint, distinctly contrasting the yellow paper behind it emboldening the significance of the building. On the artist's website, Glen Hansen describes his process of isolating detail in a landscape to reflect his real interest and often gravitates toward architecture set against the sky. The work was included in the 2011 exhibition "Just in Time" at the Fischbach Gallery.

Reproduce the Work in Library publications/publicity, including film or videotape: 
Yes
Make slides or videotapes for educational use: 
Yes
Permit the general public to photograph the work : 
Yes