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200 Northwest 5th Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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:

December 1995, printed September 1996

Artist:

Joel Sternfeld
American, born 1944

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Photography and Media

Artist

Joel Sternfeld

Title

200 Northwest 5th Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Origin

United States

Date

Made 1995

Medium

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

Inscriptions

Unmarked recto; inscribed verso, on mount, along bottom edge, in black ink: "JS.230.0 1/7 200 Northwest 5th Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, December 1995 N-December 1995 / P-September 1996 Joel Sternfeld" The most lethal act of terrorism in U.S. history occurred here on April 19, 1995. The nine-story Alfred Murrah Federal Building housed seventeen government agencies and a day-care center. At 9:02 A.M., a truck containing more than two tons of fertilizer and fuel oil exploded next to the building, killing 168 people, 15 of them small children. At least 600 others were injured in the blast. The FBI arrested Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols for the bombing. McVeigh, a former Army sergeant, and Nichols, a former member of a paramilitary group known as the Michigan Militia, had spoken about their desire to seek revenge for the attack by the United States Government on the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas, which had occurred two years earlier. Both men pleaded not guilty. From the series, On This Site: Landscape in Memoriam

Dimensions

47.7 × 59.6 cm (image/paper); 63.3 × 76.3 cm (mount)

Credit Line

Gift of Jeanne and Richard S. Press

Reference Number

1997.777.7

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