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Model T Headquarters

Andrew Moore

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 photograph
DATES 2009
DIMENSIONS 50 x 60 in. (127 x 152.4 cm)  (show scale)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 2010.40
EDITION 2/5
CREDIT LINE Robert A. Levinson Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT © Andrew Moore
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CAPTION Andrew Moore (American, born 1957). Model T Headquarters, 2009. Digital chromogenic photograph, 50 x 60 in. (127 x 152.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Robert A. Levinson Fund, 2010.40. © Andrew Moore
IMAGE installation, CUR.2010.40_Andrew_Moore_photo.jpg. Photograph courtesy of the artist and Yancey Richardson Gallery
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