The Daily Oklahoman Building was once where publishing was king. This art print of this stately building, circa 1910, sits in Automobile Alley in Downtown Oklahoma City.
Automobile Alley is a district in Oklahoma City that once was lined in car dealerships. In the early age of automobiles, you came downtown to buy a car. Autos for sale were not in vast lots like they are today, but rather in stately buildings. Showrooms on the first floor would have the 2-3 modals from Ford or Buick, and you made your choice inside out of the sun.
This publishing building anchored Broadway and car dealers jumped at the chance to locate up the street.
This image was originally an iPhone shot to capture the detail. The file media was converted to 8-color ink to be applied to paper, canvas or metal. I purposely left the streetlight in the upper left corner to ground the image in a location realism.
20x30 ink-fused to aluminum metal by artist Jim Rode is $1979.
For acquisition, contact Jim Rode at Friday Night Art.