The Titanic

Stanley Tigerman (American, born 1930)1978

The Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, United States

Stanley Tigerman’s conceptual collage depicts Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s iconic Crown Hall for the Illinois Institute of Technology—which houses the School of Architecture—sinking into Lake Michigan. Tigerman’s work is a critique on the state of architectural pedagogy in Chicago and its environs in the late 1970s. By this time, the Postmodern movement was becoming a viable counterpoint to Mies’s Minimalist aesthetic and was being taught at other schools of architecture in the United States.


  • Title: The Titanic
  • Creator: Stanley Tigerman (American, born 1930)
  • Date Created: 1978
  • Physical Dimensions: Approx. 28 × 35.7 cm
  • Type: Mixed Media
  • External Link: The Art Institute of Chicago
  • Media: Mixed media
  • Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, gift of Stanley Tigerman, 1984.802
  • Artist: Stanley Tigerman (American, born 1930)

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