Artist Robert Graham, American, 1938 - 2008
  • Monument to Joe Louis
  • The Fist (alternate title)
Date 1986
Medium bronze
Dimensions Overall: 25 feet 6 inches × 24 feet 6 inches (7 m 77.2 cm × 7 m 46.8 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, with funds from Sports Illustrated
Accession Number 1986.58
Department Contemporary Art after 1950
On View Off-site, Intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Woodward Avenue, Level o (see map)
Signed Signed, end of arm: ROBERT GRAHAM
Inscriptions Inscribed, titled, end of arm: Monument to Joe Louis | Gift from SPORTS ILLUSTRATED to the People of the City of Detroit, the Detroit Institute of Arts and its Founders Society on the occasion of the Museum's Centennial 1885-1985.
1986-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)