Adolph Gottlieb
Evil Omen
Oil on canvas
38 x 30”

On view currently as a part of the exhibition “When Modern Was Contemporary,” at the Mississippi Museum of Art until October 30th.

The exhibition will then travel to: The Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, FL, USA 12/2/2016-1/29/2017; Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, PA, USA 2/26/2017-5/21/2017; Albuquerque Museum of Art, Albuquerque, NM, USA 9/30/2017-12/31/2017.

View of workers from the Detroit Department of Forestry removing a diseased poplar tree on tree-lined LaSalle Blvd. in Detroit. Houses are partially visible behind row of trees; barriers reading “Closed, men working” and “Street closed, Dept. of Parks and Recreation, danger falling trees, stop” in foreground. Clipping on back: “Stately poplars on LaSalle, long a pleasant sight for Detroiters, have been stricken by an incurable disease called ‘canker fungus.’ Tree after tree is being laid low by the City’s Department of Forestry.” Handwritten on back: “Det. City of Parks & Recreation. 10/25/48." 

  • Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library