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Estrella Development, near Southern Avenue, Goodyear, Arizona, from the series "On This Site: Lanscape in Memoriam"

A work made of chromogenic print.

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  • A work made of chromogenic print.

Date:

January 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

Estrella Development, near Southern Avenue, Goodyear, Arizona, from the series "On This Site: Lanscape in Memoriam"

Place

United States (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1995

Medium

Chromogenic print

Edition

1 of 7

Inscriptions

Unmarked recto; inscribed verso, on mount, along bottom edge, in black ink: "JS.220.0 1/7 Estrella Development, near Southern Avenue, Goodyear, Arizona, January 1995 N-January 1995 / P-September 1996 Joel Sternfeld" Charles Keating, Jr., began developing this planned community in the desert near Estrella Mountain, while he was the chief executive officer of Lincoln Savings and Loan. In 1989 the bank collapsed due to mismanagement. Estrella was never completed. Keating was convicted of multiple fraud and racketeering charges and was sentenced to twelve and a half years in prison. Twenty-two thousand of the bank’s uninsured depositors, many of them elderly, lost their life savings. From the series, On This Site: Landscape in Memoriam

Dimensions

Image/paper: 47.5 × 59.9 cm (18 3/4 × 23 5/8 in.); Mount: 63.5 × 76.4 cm (25 × 30 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Jeanne and Richard S. Press

Reference Number

1998.847

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