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Cleveland Elementary School, 20 East Fulton Street, Stockton, California

A work made of chromogenic print, from the series "on this site: lanscape in memoriam," edition 1 of 7.

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  • A work made of chromogenic print, from the series "on this site: lanscape in memoriam," edition 1 of 7.

Date:

August 1994, printed September 1996

Artist:

Joel Sternfeld
American, born 1944

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Photography and Media

Artist

Joel Sternfeld

Title

Cleveland Elementary School, 20 East Fulton Street, Stockton, California

Origin

United States

Date

Made 1994

Medium

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

Inscriptions

Unmarked recto; inscribed verso, on mount, along bottom edge, in black ink: "JS.221.0 1/7 Cleveland Elementary School, 20 East Fulton Street, Stockton, California, August 1994 N-August 1994 / P-September 1996 Joel Sternfeld" Four hundred children were playing in this schoolyard on January 17, 1989, when a twenty-four-year-old man dressed in combat fatigues entered the grounds through a hole in the fence. Patrick Purdy, who once attended the school, opened fire with two handguns and an AK-47 assault rifle. In a two-minute shooting spree, Purdy killed five children and wounded thirty, before killing himself. In Purdy’s motel room, police found over a hundred small plastic soldiers, tanks, and weapons. From the series, On This Site: Landscape in Memoriam

Dimensions

47.4 × 59.7 cm (image/paper); 63.2 × 75.9 cm (mount)

Credit Line

Gift of Jeanne and Richard S. Press

Reference Number

1998.848

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