Artist Robert Frank, American, 1924 - 2019
  • Untitled
  • Man on Assembly Line Holding Auto Part with Gloved Hand (alternate title)
Date 1955, printed 1960s
Medium gelatin silver print
Dimensions Image (and sheet): 13 1/4 × 8 3/4 inches (33.7 × 22.2 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Arthur Stephen Penn and Paul Katz
Accession Number F1983.186
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed Signed, in pen and black ink, verso, lower right: R. Frank
Signed, in pencil, verso, center: Robert Frank
Inscriptions Inscribed, in pencil, verso, upper left: 6
Inscribed, in pencil, verso, upper right: 825 [encircled]
Inscribed, in pencil, verso, upper center: 820-890
Inscribed, in green pen and ink, on label affixed to center, verso: FORD July 55
until 1983, dealer, Paul Katz and Arthur Stephen Penn (Penn & Fabian, New York, New York, USA);
1983-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Robert Frank Storylines. London, p. 96 (left ill.).

Auto Photo: Cars & Photography, 1900 to Now. Exh. cat., Fondation Cartier. Paris, 2017, p. 263 (ill.).