Colfax Avenue, Lakewood, Colorado

Object Details

Title:

Colfax Avenue, Lakewood, Colorado

Artist/Maker(s):

Robert Adams (American, born 1937)

Culture:

American

Place(s):

Lakewood, Colorado, United States (Place created)

Date:

negative 1970; print 1979

Medium:

Gelatin silver print

Dimensions:

14.9 x 15.3 cm (5 7/8 x 6 in.)

Copyright:

© Robert Adams

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When Robert Adams returned to Colorado in the late 1960s after attending college in California, he found it being transformed by some of the same kinds of development he had seen in the Los Angeles area. He began to record these changes with his camera. This picture of Colfax Avenue, extending west through a suburb of Denver, is testimony to both the brutal dominance of the automobile and the imperishable beauty of light.

Exhibitions
Robert Adams: Landscapes of Harmony and Dissonance (February 7 to May 28, 2006)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), February 7 to May 28, 2006, (Cat.)