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Joel Sternfeld
American, born 1944

82-70 Austin Street, Kew Gardens, Queens, New York, November 1995, printed September 1996

Chromogenic print, from the series "On This Site: Lanscape in Memoriam," edition 1 of 7
47.5 x 59.7 cm (image/paper); 63.4 x 75.7 cm (mount)
Unmarked recto; inscribed verso, on mount, along bottom edge, in black ink: "JS.212.0 1/7 87-70 Austin Ave [crossed out] Street, Kew Gardens, Queens, New York, November 1995 N-November 1995 / P-September 1996 Joel Sternfeld"

Kitty Genovese was repeatedly stabbed outside her apartment in the early morning hours of March 13, 1964. Thirty-eight people heard her cries for help. Although the attack lasted over half an hour, not a single person called the police until after she had died.

From the series, On This Site: Landscape in Memoriam

Gift of Jeanne and Richard S. Press, 1997.777.4

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