Khoury League Baseball Field, 2900 Illinois Avenue, East St. Louis

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:

August 1993, printed September 1996

Artist:

Joel Sternfeld
American, born 1944

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Artist

Joel Sternfeld

Title

Khoury League Baseball Field, 2900 Illinois Avenue, East St. Louis

Origin

United States

Date

1993

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.223.0 1/7 Khoury League Baseball Field, 2900 Illinois Avenue, East St. Louis, August 1993 N-August 1993 / P-September 1996 Joel Sternfeld" On June 22, 1991, Roderick Fisher, a sixteen-year-old Little League umpire, made a call that angered Curtis Fair, a thirty-one-year-old coach. After being thrown out of the game, Fair returned with a revolver. He fired four shots at Fisher but did not hit him. Curtis Fair was convicted of attempted murder and sentenced to twelve years in prison. From the series, On This Site: Landscape in Memoriam

Dimensions

47.3 x 59.8 cm (image/paper); 63.2 x 76.5 cm (mount)

Credit Line

Gift of Jeanne and Richard S. Press

Reference Number

1998.850

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