Robert Gober (1954-)
Sheet (irregular): 3 9/16 × 1 11/16 in. (9 × 4.3 cm)
Printed by The Grenfell Press; published by Robert Gober
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Purchase, with funds from the Print Committee
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© artist or artist’s estate
At first glance, Monument Valley appears to be a mundane, disposable receipt for a five-dollar entrance fee to Monument Valley, a region of the Colorado Plateau within the Navajo Nation Reservation known for its vast sandstone buttes. But like many of Robert Gober’s works, it is meticulously handmade with characteristics so subtle that they might be easily overlooked. Produced as a hand-crafted wood engraving in an edition of fifteen prints on Legion interleaving paper, this receipt is replete with the rips and tears that lend it a sense of authenticity and use.