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The Northwest Corner of Florence and Normandie Avenues, Los Angeles, 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

The Northwest Corner of Florence and Normandie Avenues, Los Angeles, 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 and signed recto, on mount, lower right, below image, in black ink: "The norwest [sic] corner of Florence Avenue and Normandie Avenue, Los Angeles, California. / (October 1993) / 1/7 Joel Sternfeld" On April 29, 1992, four white police officers on trial for the beating of motorist Rodney King were acquitted. A videotape of King’s beating had been extensively televised. The not guilty verdicts became a catalyst for widespread civil unrest. Riots began with several mob assaults at this intersection. Reginald Denny, a white truck driver, was pulled from his truck and severely beaten as a camera crew broadcast the event live from a news helicopter. The Los Angeles Riots caused more than fifty deaths and an estimated one billion dollars worth of damage. From the series, On This Site: Landscape in Memoriam

Dimensions

47.7 × 60.2 cm (image/paper); 71.3 × 82.7 cm (mount)

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

1997.282

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