108th Street and Cottage Grove, Chicago, Illinois

A work made of chromogenic print, from the series "on this site: landscape in memoriam".

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  • A work made of chromogenic print, from the series "on this site: landscape in memoriam".

Date:

December 1994, printed September 1996

Artist:

Joel Sternfeld
American, born 1944

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Artist

Joel Sternfeld

Title

108th Street and Cottage Grove, Chicago, Illinois

Origin

United States

Date

1994

Medium

Chromogenic print, from the series "On This Site: Landscape in Memoriam"

Inscriptions

Unmarked recto; inscribed verso, on mount, along bottom edge, in black ink: "JS.229.0 108th Street and Cottage Grove, Chicago, Illinois, December 1994 N-December 1994 / P-September 1996 Joel Sternfeld" In 1994, Robert Sandifer, an eleven-year-old gang member, fired a semi-automatic pistol into a group of teenagers playing football. Shavon Dean, a bystander, was killed by the shots. Three days after he killed Dean, Robert Sandifer was found dead under this railroad viaduct. He had been shot twice in the back of the head by members of his own gang, who feared he would reveal information if arrested. From the series, On This Site: Landscape in Memoriam

Dimensions

47.6 × 59.4 cm (image/paper); 63.5 × 76.3 cm (mount)

Credit Line

Gift of Jeanne and Richard S. Press

Reference Number

1997.777.14

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