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Warren Avenue at 23rd Street, Detroit, Michigan, from the series "On This Site: Landscape in Memoriam"

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  • A work made of chromogenic print.


October 1993


Joel Sternfeld
American, born 1944

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Joel Sternfeld


Warren Avenue at 23rd Street, Detroit, Michigan, from the series "On This Site: Landscape in Memoriam"


United States (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1993


Chromogenic print


1 of 7


Inscribed and signed recto, on mount, lower right, below image, in black ink: "Warren Avenue at 23rd Street, Detroit Michigan. (October 1993) / 1/7 Joel Sternfeld"; unmarked verso Malice Green dropped off a friend in front of this suspected crack house right before he was stopped by two police officers. After Green was asked to produce his driver’s license and registration, a struggle ensued and the officers beat him to death with three-pound flashlights. The beating continued even after Green had been handcuffed and an ambulance had been flagged down. Larry Nevers was found guilty of second-degree murder and sentenced to twelve to twenty-five years in prison. Walter Budzyn, convicted of the same crime, was given eight to eighteen years. From the series, On This Site: Landscape in Memoriam


Image/paper: 47.3 × 59.8 cm (18 5/8 × 23 9/16 in.); Mount: 71.2 × 82.7 cm (28 1/16 × 32 9/16 in.)

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

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