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Artist Kleemann, Ron
Date 1980
Medium serigraph AP 23/30
Culture American
Catalog Number 1995.232
Collection Contemporary Art Collection
Object Name Print
Credit line Gift of Sarah Schuster
Didactic Information Known for his Photorealist paintings and prints of automobiles, trucks, airplanes, and other mechanical objects, the Kleeman produced items that he felt were American icons. White Knight spotlights the grand presence of a fire truck. The title indicates the truck as an anthropomorphized knight-errant, a personified chivalric and heroic character. In the artist's image, it sits with driver's side door open, ready to move at any time and come to the rescue. (Oct. 2016)