E. Trova Falling Man kaleidoscope, or as he called it, Trovascope - Rare! Vintage 1974 Museum of Modern Art, NY, Ernest Trova


Ernest Trova Falling Man, Kaleidoscope Vintage 1974 Museum of Modern Art, NY
Ernest Trova "Falling Man" or as he called it, Trovascope, Made in U.S.A.

"One unusual iteration of the Falling Man comes in the form of a kaleidoscope. Take a moment to peek inside a “Trovascope” through the video created by Julia Quigley, spring 2020 digital storytelling intern, and follow the Falling Man as he collapses, plunges, and tumbles through layers of space and his own form.

~ Contributed by Assistant Curator Hilary Schroeder

Her video is MUCH better than mine! And is of the 1972 version, that is bright blue with blue falling men - https://www.ashevilleart.org/work-of-the-week/trovascope-and-the-falling-man/

Ernest Trova (American 1927- 2009): An American artist best known for his contributions to pop art during the 1960s and 70s. At 20 years old, he submitted a painting to the Missouri Exhibition at the City Art Museum and won first place. His winning painting was titled Roman Boy, and due to its proactive and graphic nature it soon gained exposure outside of St. Louis. The piece would go on to spark heated debates among art critics and appear in Life magazine. That exposure granted him a solid footing for Ernest Trova's art career. He would go on to show his work at the Pace Gallery, the Guggenehim Museum, Tate in London, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Starting in 1964, Ernest Trova began work on his most famous series of works title The Falling Man. Created to show the human form at its most vulnerable. Today, his work remains in many notable museums around the world as well as many significant private collections.

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