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Young Mechanic

Accession Number
2013/2.342

Title
Young Mechanic

Artist(s)
Danny Lyon

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1967; printed 2010

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
14 in x 11 in (35.56 cm x 27.94 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80

Subject matter
After The Bikeriders series, Lyon decided to go South in search of a new project. He stopped in Knoxville, Tennessee, creating many unpublished works of the people in the town. Many of these images include young men and boys with automobiles. In this image, a young boy is seen standing, shirtless, in an auto shop, his hands covered in grease. He looks into the lens, almost smiling. Behind him, an older man sits in the lobby, smiling at the camera.

Physical Description
A photograph of a young boy with grease stains on his hands. He clutches a cloth in one hand. Behind him, an older man sits against the wall, under a telephone, smiling at the camera.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
automobiles
boys
mechanics (people)
men (male humans)
telephones

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