State Highway 74, 7.3 miles south of the former Hub Cafe, outside Crescent, Oklahoma

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

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Photography

Artist

Joel Sternfeld

Title

State Highway 74, 7.3 miles south of the former Hub Cafe, outside Crescent, Oklahoma

Origin

United States

Date

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 right, below image, in black ink: "State Highway 74, 7.3 miles South of the former Hub cafe, Crescent City, Oklahoma. (August 1993) / 1/7 Joel Sternfeld"; unmarked verso Karen Silkwood, a worker at the Cimarron River Plutonium Plant, had gathered potentially incriminating evidence about the falsification of quality-control documents. On November 13, 1974, on her way to a meeting with a New York Times reporter, Silkwood’s car skidded off Highway 74 killing her instantly. When friends arrived at the scene shortly after the crash, the manila folder she had intended to give the Times reporter was missing. The Oklahoma State Police determined that Silkwood, under the influence of barbiturates, had fallen asleep at the wheel. Independent investigators concluded that Silkwood had been forced off the road by another vehicle. From the series, On This Site: Landscape in Memoriam

Dimensions

48.1 x 59.8 cm (image); 71.3 x 82.8 cm (mount)

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

1997.271

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