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Model T Headquarters

Andrew Moore


On View:
This image shows the rooms that were the elegant Detroit executive offices of Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company, in the 1910s and 1920s. The wood paneling has lost its luster, and a lush carpet of brilliant green moss now covers the floor. The decrepit state of Ford’s office—a contemporary ruin of a glorious, not too distant past—becomes a metaphor not only for the fate of the automobile industry or of this once wealthy and important Midwestern city, but also for the deindustrialization of America.
MEDIUM Digital chromogenic print
DATES 2009
DIMENSIONS 50 × 60 in. (127 × 152.4 cm) frame: 56 × 67 1/2 × 2 in. (142.2 × 171.5 × 5.1 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Robert A. Levinson Fund
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Andrew Moore (American, born 1957). Model T Headquarters, 2009. Digital chromogenic print, 50 × 60 in. (127 × 152.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Robert A. Levinson Fund, 2010.40. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Photograph courtesy of the artist and Yancey Richardson Gallery, CUR.2010.40_Andrew_Moore_photo.jpg)
EDITION Edition: 2/5
IMAGE installation, CUR.2010.40_Andrew_Moore_photo.jpg. Photograph courtesy of the artist and Yancey Richardson Gallery
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