A Space Station Mini-Storage, 69 Mallory Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey

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:

June 1993

Artist:

Joel Sternfeld
American, born 1944

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Artist

Joel Sternfeld

Title

A Space Station Mini-Storage, 69 Mallory Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey

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: "A Space Station Mini Storage, 69 Mallory Ave, Jersery City, New Jersey (June 1993) / 1/7 Joel Sternfeld"; unmarked verso On February 26, 1993, a bomb exploded in a rented yellow van parked beneath the World Trade Center. Six people were killed and over one thousand were injured. The bombing was alleged to be part of a larger plot intended to force the United States Government to cease its support of Israel and Egypt; other targets included the United Nations, the Lincoln and Holland Tunnels, the George Washington Bridge, and the main Federal Office Building in Manhattan. A serial number from a truck axle found in the wreckage led investigators to followers of Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, a fundamentalist Islamic leader. Four men were found guilty of the World Trade Center bombing, and ten were convicted in the larger conspiracy of urban terrorism, including Rahman. Chemicals used to build the bomb were stored at this facility. From the series, On This Site: Landscape in Memoriam

Dimensions

47.6 × 59.9 cm (image/paper); 71.3 × 82.8 cm (mount)

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

1997.277

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