About This Artwork

Joel Sternfeld
American, born 1944

Central Park Looking Toward the Plaza Hotel, New York, October 1994, printed September 1996

Chromogenic print, from the series "On This Site: Landscape in Memoriam," edition 1 of 7
47.6 x 59.4 cm (image/paper); 63.7 x 76.2 cm (mount)
Unmarked recto; inscribed verso, on mount, along bottom edge, in black ink: "JS.210.0 1/7 Central Park, looking toward the Plaza Hotel, New York, October 1994 N-October 1994 / P-September 1996 Joel Sternfeld"

In the December 1953 issue of Cancer Research, Dr. Ernst Wynder presented the first definitive proof that cigarette smoke causes cancer in laboratory animals. A few weeks later, the presidents of the major American tobacco companies met at the Plaza Hotel and agreed to begin an aggressive advertising campaign to counter Wynder’s findings.

From the series, On This Site: Landscape in Memoriam

Gift of Jeanne and Richard S. Press, 1997.777.13

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