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  • Gordon Parks
    born: Fort Scott, Kansas, United States ; died: New York, New York, United States ; active: United States
  • Auto Maintenance, 1940s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 34.3 x 27.1 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 1/2 x 10 5/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 34.3 x 27.1 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 13 1/2 x 10 5/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 16 in
  • Museum purchase: Peter T. Bohan Art Acquisition Fund and Spencer Museum of Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2008.0327
Label Text

A man kneels in a workshop before the front bumper of a car. He holds a welding torch and his welding mask is flipped up. He is dressed in a worker’s coverall and boots. Cords wind through the foreground of the scene and a second car is visible in the background.