Warren Avenue at 23rd Street, Detroit, Michigan

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:

October 1993

Artist:

Joel Sternfeld
American, born 1944

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Artist

Joel Sternfeld

Title

Warren Avenue at 23rd Street, Detroit, Michigan

Origin

United States

Date

1011993–10311993

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: "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

Dimensions

47.3 x 59.8 cm (image/paper); 71.2 x 82.7 cm (mount)

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

1997.276

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