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A Space Station Mini-Storage, 69 Mallory Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey, from the series "On This Site: Landscape in Memoriam"

A work made of chromogenic print.

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  • A work made of chromogenic print.

Date:

June 1993

Artist:

Joel Sternfeld
American, born 1944

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Photography and Media

Artist

Joel Sternfeld

Title

A Space Station Mini-Storage, 69 Mallory Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey, from the series "On This Site: Landscape in Memoriam"

Place

United States (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1993

Medium

Chromogenic print

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

Image/paper: 47.6 × 59.9 cm (18 3/4 × 23 5/8 in.); Mount: 71.3 × 82.8 cm (28 1/8 × 32 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

1997.277

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