Maren Leonard

After World War II, The Greatest Generation built a new America. They embraced chrome and sharp angles. Everything was shiny, new, and distinctively modern. Now, the chrome is tarnished and the rooftops bow under the weight of the post-modern world. The Greatest Generation’s masterpiece of modern culture is regarded as outdated and tacky; it’s kitsch … and it’s vanishing.

Although mid-century modern designs are appreciated by some contemporary subcultures, a mix of indifference and progress is surreptitiously eliminating mid-century modern artifacts from mainstream America. While the newest technology and conveniently located Starbucks can physically replace the relics of a modern America lost, when they’re gone, nothing will fill the cultural void. Save them — for yourself, for future generations, and for the legacy of the men and women of The Greatest Generation.


cadillac deville fins 1
Digital print mounted in plywood light box
10.25" x 7.25" x 5.75"
$350.00


cadillac deville fins 2
Digital print mounted in plywood light box
10.25" x 7.25" x 5.75"
$350.00


auto seat covers sign
Digital print mounted in plywood light box
10.25" x 10.25" x 5.75"
$350.00


lincoln premiere fins 2
Digital print mounted in plywood light box
7.25" x 13.25" x 5.75"
$400.00


ford thunderbird
Digital print mounted in plywood light box
7.25" x 13.25" x 5.75"
$400.00


college crest motel sign
Digital print mounted in plywood light box
7.25" x 13.25" x 5.75"
$400.00


'i only have eyes for you'
Digital print mounted in plywood light box
13.25" x 13.25" x 5.75"
$450.00


demolished for a starbucks
Digital print mounted in plywood light box
13.25" x 13.25" x 5.75"
$450.00


rusty ford fairlane
Digital print mounted in plywood light box
7.25" x 25.25" x 5.75"
$500.00