Across from 11777 Foothill Boulevard, Lake View Terrace, Los Angeles, California

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:

November 1993

Artist:

Joel Sternfeld
American, born 1944

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Artist

Joel Sternfeld

Title

Across from 11777 Foothill Boulevard, Lake View Terrace, Los Angeles, California

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 center, along bottom edge, below image, in black ink: "Across the street from 11777 Foothill Boulevard, Los Angeles, California. (November 1993) / 1/7 Joel Sternfeld" Rodney King, a black motorist, was beaten by four white Los Angeles police officers in the early morning hours of March 3, 1991. King was pulled over after leading police on an eight-mile high-speed chase; he was drunk and resisted arrest. Some twenty officers looked on as extreme force was used to restrain him. George Holliday, one of many local residents who witnessed the incident, recorded seven minutes of the beating with his new camcorder. King’s injuries included eleven skull fractures, a shattered eye socket, a broken leg, and nerve damage that left his face partially paralyzed. Sergeant Stacey Koon, one of the four officers accused of using unnecessary force, wrote in his report that King’s injuries were of a “minor nature.” The four officers were acquitted of all criminal charges by an all-white jury. From the series, On This Site: Landscape in Memoriam

Dimensions

47.6 x 60.2 cm (image/paper); 71.3 x 82.7 cm (mount)

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

1997.274

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