Park City, Interior, 34, from the series Park City Artist: Lewis Baltz (American, 1945–2014)
Publisher: Castelli Graphics (New York, active 1969-1997)



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. 


Gelatin silver print


8 × 10 in. (20.3 × 25.4 cm)

Credit Line

Purchased with a gift from Mr. Frank H. Goodyear, Jr., B.A. 1966, and with the Janet and Simeon Braguin Fund

Accession Number



20th century


Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of records is ongoing.

  • 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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gelatin silver prints


Master set, Edition of 21 (with 2 artist's proofs)


Inscribed LL in graphite: PC Master Set #1-102

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