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After a Flash Flood, Rancho Mirage, California, July 1979

During the 1970s, Joel Sternfeld's work reflected a trend towards a newly dispassionate, less idealized approach to nature and culture. His photographs have a seductive beauty, even though they often focus on those places where the natural and man-made worlds come together in uncomfortable ways....

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Verso on black ink: "62/100", title, date, negative date, print date (September 1981), signature

Provenance

Artist; purchased November 1982.

Credit Line

Polaroid Foundation Purchase Fund

Copyright

Copyright © Joel Sternfeld, Reproduction Courtesy Luhring Augustine Gallery

1979, printed 1981

Accession Number

1982.529

Medium or Technique

Photograph, chromogenic print (Ektacolor)

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