Chromogenic print, from the series "On This Site: Landscape in Memoriam," edition 1 of 7
Inscribed and signed recto, on mount, lower right, below image, in black ink: "Warren Avenue at 23rd Street, Detroit Michigan. (October 1993) / 1/7 Joel Sternfeld"; unmarked verso
Malice Green dropped off a friend in front of this suspected crack house right before he was stopped by two police officers. After Green was asked to produce his driver’s license and registration, a struggle ensued and the officers beat him to death with three-pound flashlights. The beating continued even after Green had been handcuffed and an ambulance had been flagged down.
Larry Nevers was found guilty of second-degree murder and sentenced to twelve to twenty-five years in prison. Walter Budzyn, convicted of the same crime, was given eight to eighteen years.
From the series, On This Site: Landscape in Memoriam
47.3 × 59.8 cm (image/paper); 71.2 × 82.7 cm (mount)
Acquired from the Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University, through an Anonymous Gift
Extended information about this artwork
Art Institute of Chicago, “On This Site,” December 14, 1996 - April 18, 1997.
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