Pulverizer Building, Coke Ovens - River Rouge Plant, Detroit

Object Details

Title:

Pulverizer Building, Coke Ovens - River Rouge Plant, Detroit

Artist/Maker(s):

Charles Sheeler (American, 1883 - 1965)

Culture:

American

Place(s):

River Rouge, Michigan, United States (Place created)

Date:

negative 1927; print by 1941

Medium:

Gelatin silver print

Dimensions:

23.8 x 19 cm (9 3/8 x 7 1/2 in.)

Copyright:

Status undetermined

See more

See less

Sheeler's 1927 photographic commission to document the Ford Motor Company's River Rouge factory outside Detroit resulted in a series of photographs and paintings that cele-brate industry as a subject of beauty and pre-cision. He treated both media equally and never saw one replacing the other, for, as he explained, "the painting being the result of a composite image and the photograph being the result of a single image--prevents the media from being competitive."

Exhibitions
Charles Sheeler: Across Media (May 7, 2006 to May 6, 2007) (21)
  • National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.), May 7 to August 27, 2006
  • The Art Institute of Chicago, October 7, 2006 to January 7, 2007
  • M.H. De Young Memorial Museum, (San Francisco), February 10 to May 6, 2007
Ten Years In Focus: The Artist and the Camera (March 18 to August 10, 2008) (21)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), March 18 to August 10, 2008