Day and Night, Night and Day, Blind and Hungry
90 in HIGH x 120 in WIDE x 1 in DEEP
(228.60 cm HIGH x 304.80 cm WIDE x 2.54 cm DEEP)

"JAY" written in white on frame edge, CL; "BEKINS / 3112 / 89" - printed with '89' in script on adhesive label, verso, BL.
de Young Museum, "The Measure of all Things: Paintings by Irving Norman," July 3 - October 20, 1996. (L96.75.07.01)OMCA, Gallery of California Art, Open Space 2/3, "2000 and Rising," May 1 - Aug. 1, 2010.

The social surrealist composition depicts an urban scene of a congested crisscrossing freeway at night. Multiple triangular shaped vehicles contain three large triangular faces, each with closed eyes and open mouths. Between freeway lanes, billboards display text advertisements such as "Relay with Alvert" and "Smooth Ride? Ford Mustangst." Streetlights appear at top left, right, and center, each topped with a gold bird. A red brick sidewalk leads to at motel entrance at bottom center. The entrance canopy is decorated with globe lights and round cat faces. Through the entrance, three red doors are visible numbered from left to right with the numbers 97, 98, and 99. Flanking the entrance are parked cars with elaborate gold hood ornaments. Triangular faces are visible through the motel windows sleeping, reading, or watching television.
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