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Highway 101, Petaluma, California

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

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Photography and Media

Artist

Joel Sternfeld

Title

Highway 101, Petaluma, California

Origin

United States

Date

Made 1993

Medium

Chromogenic print, from the series "On This Site: Landscape in Memoriam," edition 1 of 7

Inscriptions

inscribed recto, on mount, lower right, below image, in black ink: "Highway 101, Petaluma, California. (October 1993) / 1/7 Joel Sternfeld" Polly Klaas was abducted from her home in Petaluma during a slumber party on October 1, 1993. Within hours, a massive volunteer effort was organized to find the twelve-year-old girl. Millions of flyers bearing Polly’s photograph and a police composite sketch of her abductor were distributed nationally. Large banners were affixed to billboards across Northern California. Two months later, Richard Allen Davis, an ex-convict with a history of drug and alcohol abuse, led police to a wooded area fifty miles north of Petaluma where he had buried Polly Klaas’s body. From the series, On This Site: Landscape in Memoriam

Dimensions

48.5 × 60.5 cm (image/paper); 71.2 × 82.7 cm (mount)

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

1997.280

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