Pensacola Women's Medical Services, 4400 Bayou Boulevard, Cordova Square, Pensacola, Florida

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:

August 1993

Artist:

Joel Sternfeld
American, born 1944

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Artist

Joel Sternfeld

Title

Pensacola Women's Medical Services, 4400 Bayou Boulevard, Cordova Square, Pensacola, Florida

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: "Pensucola Women's Medical Services, 4400 Bayou Boulevard, / Cordova Square, Pensocola, Florida. / (August 1993) / 1/7 Joel Sternfeld"; unmarked verso Dr. David Gunn, a doctor who performed abortions, was shot in the back three times as he walked to the rear entrance of this clinic during an anti-abortion demonstration on March 10, 1993. He fell beneath this small tree and died two hours later during surgery. His assailant, Michael Griffin, immediately surrendered to police. He was found guilty of first-degree murder in March 1994 and sentenced to life in prison. Four months later, at another Pensacola clinic, Paul Hill, the leader of an anti-abortion group called Defensive Action, shot and killed another doctor and his escort. From the series, On This Site: Landscape in Memoriam

Dimensions

47.2 x 59.7 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

1997.278

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