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

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:

May 1993

Artist:

Joel Sternfeld
American, born 1944

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Artist

Joel Sternfeld

Title

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

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: "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

Dimensions

47.2 x 59.5 cm (image/paper); 71.4 x 82.6 cm (mount)

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

1997.272

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