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

DETROIT, MI.- It’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). Sloan was known for capturing the energy and essence of neighborhood life in New York City. Fourteenth Street vividly depicts bustling crowds dealing with the commute to work, school and shops after a snowstorm on a busy street. It is on view outside the exhibition “Government Support for the Arts: WPA Prints from the 1930s” through March 21. “John Sloan is an important American painter,” said Kenneth Myers, DIA chief curator and curator of American art. “The