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Grandy's Restaurant, 8 Uvalde Avenue, Chanelview, Texas, from the series "On This Site: Landscape 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

Grandy's Restaurant, 8 Uvalde Avenue, Chanelview, Texas, from the series "On This Site: Landscape in Memoriam"

Place

United States (Artist's nationality)

Date

Made 1995

Medium

Chromogenic print

Inscriptions

Unmarked recto; inscribed verso, on mount, along bottom edge, in black ink: "JS.220.0 Grandy's Restaurant, 8 Uvalde Avenue, Chanelview, Texas, January 1995 N-January 1995 / P-September 1996 Joel Sternfeld / 1/7" For years Wanda Holloway had been eager to further her daughter Shanna’s ambitions to become a cheerleader. Believing that Shanna’s chances were impeded by Amber Heath, a rival, she plotted to have Amber’s mother killed. She hoped that the loss would be so overwhelming that Amber would be unable to compete. Wanda Holloway made a payment for the contract killing of Verna Heath in the parking lot of this Grandy’s. The contract was never carried out, and she was convicted of soliciting capital murder and sentenced to fifteen years in prison. From the series, On This Site: Landscape in Memoriam

Dimensions

Image/paper: 47.4 × 59.7 cm (18 11/16 × 23 9/16 in.); Mount: 63.1 × 76.4 cm (24 7/8 × 30 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Jeanne and Richard S. Press

Reference Number

1998.849

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