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Artist: Lewis Baltz, American, born 1945

Park City, Interior, 34, from the series Park City

1979

Gelatin silver print

overall 20.3 x 25.4 cm (8 x 10 in.)
Purchased with a gift from Mr. Frank H. Goodyear, Jr., and with the Janet and Simeon Braguin Fund
2000.94.1.95

Founded by Mormon pioneers in the late 1860s, Park City has a long history of booms and busts. In the late nineteenth century, it became known for its silver mines and was the first city in Utah to be wired for electricity. By the 1950s, however, it had become a virtual ghost town. Over the next twenty years, Park City would reinvent itself as a ski resort, and in 1979, Lewis Baltz went there to photograph the building of new luxury residences. With the deadpan style of a forensic photographer, Baltz surveyed the entire process of construction, from the leveling of the ground to the installation of countertops. 

Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Works on Paper - Photographs
Status: 
Viewable by appointment
Bibliography: 

Art for Yale: Collecting for a New Century, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2007), 91, 365, pl. 78.

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