Goodyear #5, Niagara Falls, New York

  • John Pfahl, Goodyear #5, Niagara Falls, New York, 1989, chromogenic print, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 1989, John Pfahl, Gift of the Consolidated Natural Gas Company Foundation, 1991.27.3

Exhibition Label
John Pfahl’s photographs embody the conflict between progress and preservation. Throughout the 1980s he focused on oil refineries and power plants. He chose sites strategically based on their location in picturesque settings, where he observed a “transcendental” connection between industry and nature. Goodyear #5 complicates popular notions of power plants by revealing an uncommonly beautiful view of a sometimes controversial structure.


A Democracy of Images: Photographs from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2013
Title
Goodyear #5, Niagara Falls, New York
Artist
Date
1989
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sheet: 20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 61.0 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the Consolidated Natural Gas Company Foundation

Mediums Description
chromogenic print
Classifications
Keywords
  • Architecture – industry – Goodyear #5
  • Landscape – New York – Niagara Falls
  • Architecture – industry – power plant
Object Number
1991.27.3
Palette
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