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Long-Lost Painting by John Sloan now on View at Detroit Institute of Arts

Fourteenth Street at Sixth Avenue, by John Sloan, American, 1934, Tempera and oil emulsion on board. Courtesy of the Fine Arts Program, Public Buildings Service, U.S. General Services Administration, with the cooperation of Charles E. Terrill & Cathie E. Terrill Commissioned through the New Deal art projects

Detroit, MIIt’s been an unusual journey from Fourteenth
Street in New York to Woodward Avenue in Detroit for a painting created by
American artist John Sloan.
Sloan painted Fourteenth Street at
Sixth Avenue
in 1934 for the Public Works of Art Project (PWAP), created to
employ artists during the Great Depression. The painting, which had been
officially missing since 1938, has been located and is now on long-term loan to
the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA). It is on view outside the exhibition
Government Support for the Arts: WPA Prints from the 1930s through
March 21, 2010.