Artist Robert Frank, American, 1924 - 2019
Title
  • Ford Plant, Detroit
Date 1955, printed ca. 1970s
Medium gelatin silver print
Dimensions Image: 11 1/2 × 15 7/8 inches (29.2 × 40.3 cm)
Sheet: 12 inches × 15 7/8 inches (30.5 × 40.3 cm)
Framed: 16 3/4 × 22 3/4 × 1 1/2 inches (42.5 × 57.8 × 3.8 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, with funds from the Founders Junior Council
Accession Number 1999.75
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed Signed in black pen and ink, lower right: Robert Frank
Marks Backprinting: Agfa [double underscored, dated to the 1970s, paulmessier.com]
Inscriptions Inscribed, titled, dated in black pen and ink, lower right: FORD PLANT DETROIT 1955
In pencil, upper left corner, verso: RF - 1076
In pencil, upper right corner, verso: RF.604 400-21 II (M)
1997, Robert Frank (New York, New York, USA).
1997-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Robert Frank: Flower Is.... Tokyo, 1987, pl. 55.

Barr, Nancy. "Truth, Memory, and the American Working-Class City: Robert Frank in Detroit and at the Rouge."Bulletin of the DIA, vol. 76, no. 1/2 (2002): p. 68 (ill.).

Robert Frank Storylines. London, 2004, p. 95 (ill.).

Reisenfeld, Robin and Eleanor Heartney. Life is a Highway: Art and American Car Culture. Exh. cat., Toledo Museum of Art. Toledo, 2019, p. 110, no. 123.