Drive-In movie - Detroit, 1955, printed 1977

  • Robert Frank, American, 1924 - 2019

Gelatin silver print

  • Framed: Image: 8 1/4 × 12 1/2 inches (21 × 31.8 cm) Sheet: 11 × 14 inches (27.9 × 35.6 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Tina and Lee Hills Graphic Arts Fund

F78.63

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • People
  • Film (performing arts)
  • Gelatin silver process
  • Automobiles
  • Drive-in theater
  • Gelatin silver print
  • Motion picture
  • Detroit

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Signed in black ink, lower right: R. Frank

Stamped, in black ink, on verso: ROBERT FRANK ARCHIVE

Inscribed, titled in pencil, lower right, verso: Americans 46 | Drive-in-movie-Detroit | 213 | 800 Dated, lower right: 1977

Provenance

1978, The Halsted Gallery (Birmingham, Michigan, USA). 1978-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

Maloney, Tom, ed. U.S. Camera 1958. New York, 1957, p. 105 (ill.). Frank, Robert. The Americans, with text by Jack Kerouac. New York, 1978, p. 103 (ill.). "Special Photography Issue." Printable News (September 1979): 3 (ill.). Barr, Nancy. "Truth, Memory, and the American Working-Class City: Robert Frank in Detroit and at the Rouge." Bulletin of the DIA 76, no. 1/2 (2002): p. 64 (ill.). Barr, Nancy. "Motor City News, Robert Frank in Detroit and at the Rouge." BIG, no. 48 (September 2003). Robert Frank Storylines. London, 2004, p. 103 (ill.). Frank, Robert. The Americans, with text by Jack Kerouac. Gottingen, Germany, 2008, pl. 45. Greenough, Sarah and Stuart Alexander. Looking In: Robert Frank's The Americans, expanded ed. Washington D.C., 2009, p. 265 (ill.). Barr, Nancy. Detroit Experiences: Robert Frank Photographs. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 2010, p. 8 (ill.).

Rights Status

Robert Frank, Drive-In movie - Detroit, 1955, printed 1977, gelatin silver print. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Tina and Lee Hills Graphic Arts Fund, F78.63.