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Arthur Watson Hall, 51 Prospect Street, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

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:

November 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

Arthur Watson Hall, 51 Prospect Street, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

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. 233 1/7 Arthur Watson Hall, 51 Prospect Street, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, November 1995 N-November 1995 / P-September 1996 Joel Sternfeld" David Gelernter, director of computer studies at Yale University and an advocate of the joining of computer studies with the humanities, was maimed when a packaged bomb exploded in his fifth floor office in Watson Hall on June 24, 1993. Since 1978, at least three people associated with advanced technology have been killed and twenty-three others injured by bombs sent and placed by a person known as the Unabomber, whose writings express a hatred of technology and fear of its global effects. In April 1996, the FBI arrested Theodore Kaczynski at his isolated cabin in the mountains of Montana with the belief that he was responsible for these crimes. From the series, On This Site: Landscape in Memoriam

Dimensions

47.7 × 59.6 cm (image/paper); 63.6 × 76.1 cm (mount)

Credit Line

Gift of Jeanne and Richard S. Press

Reference Number

1997.777.9

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