About This Artwork

Joel Sternfeld
American, born 1944

Central Park, North of the Obelisk, Behind the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, May 1993

Chromogenic print, from the series "On This Site: Landscape in Memoriam," edition 1 of 7
47.2 x 59.5 cm (image/paper); 71.4 x 82.6 cm (mount)
Inscribed and signed recto, on mount, lower right, below image, in black ink: "Central Park (North of the obelisk behind the Metropolitan Museum of Art,) New York City. / (May 1993) / 1/7 Joel Sternfeld"; unmarked verso


Jennifer Levin and Robert Chambers were seen leaving Dorrian’s Red Hand, an Upper East Side bar, at 4:30 A.M. on August 26, 1986. Her body was found beneath this crab apple tree in Central Park at 6:15 A.M. that same morning.

An autopsy revealed that she had been strangled. She was eighteen years old when she died. Chambers, who was nineteen at the time of the crime, pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter.

From the series, On This Site: Landscape in Memoriam

Acquired from the Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University, through an Anonymous Gift, 1997.272

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, "On This Site," December 14, 1996 - April 18, 1997.

PaceWildensteinMacGill, Beverly Hills, CA, "On This Site," April 25 -June 6, 1997.




Interpretive Resources

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