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29-General Mills

© Gerrit Engel

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© Gerrit Engel

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

Gerrit Engel

German, born 1965

29-General Mills, 1995

chromogenic color print

sheet: 40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Gift of the artist, 2000

P2000:2.3

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Photographs

Work Type

Chromogenic color print

Information may change due to ongoing research.Glossary of Terms

Like Bernd and Hilla Becher, and many European modernist architects, Gerrit Engel was drawn to the functional beauty of Buffalo’s grain elevators. Engel first trained as an architect before taking up photography. His fascination with these industrial buildings was grounded in his understanding of their structure. In other works, Engel brings a similar, straightforward approach to skyscrapers as well as aging landmarks and housing developments in Berlin. Although these buildings are familiar to local Buffalo residents, Engel is particularly skilled at isolating them from the surrounding environment and making visible what is distinguished or poignant about each building and its place in urban history.

Label from Overtime: The Art of Work, March 8–May 17, 2015

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