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Eagle Art Works Foundry, 6700 Southwest Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri

A work made of chromogenic print, from the series "on this site: landscape in memoriam," edition 1 of 7.

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  • A work made of chromogenic print, from the series "on this site: landscape in memoriam," edition 1 of 7.

Date:

August 1993

Artist:

Joel Sternfeld
American, born 1944

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Photography and Media

Artist

Joel Sternfeld

Title

Eagle Art Works Foundry, 6700 Southwest Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri

Origin

United States

Date

Made 1993

Medium

Chromogenic print, from the series "On This Site: Landscape in Memoriam," edition 1 of 7

Inscriptions

Inscribed and signed recto, on mount, lower center, along bottom edge, below image, in black ink: "Eagle Art Works Foundary, 6700 Southwest Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri (August 1993) / 1/7 Joel Sternfeld"; unmarked verso Christopher Harris was shot to death on the night of June 7, 1991, when he was used as a human shield in a gun battle between rival drug dealers in St. Louis. Christopher was nine years old. Clarence Harmon, the Chief of Police of St. Louis, started a program to buy back guns from the community in order to build a memorial to Harris. Over seven thousand guns were purchased, melted down, and cast into this statue, sculpted by Rudolph Torrinni. From the series, On This Site: Landscape in Memoriam

Dimensions

59.7 × 47.1 cm (image/paper); 82.4 × 70.7 cm (mount)

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

1997.268

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