Julie Bozzi (American, born 1943). <em>From Scene of Three Murders</em>, 1990. Oil on paper, 10 x 14in. (25.4 x 35.6cm). Brooklyn Museum, John B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 1991.46. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1991.46_bw.jpg)

From Scene of Three Murders

Artist:Julie Bozzi

Medium: Oil on paper

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Dimensions: 10 x 14in. (25.4 x 35.6cm) frame: 18 x 22 x 1 1/2 in. (45.7 x 55.9 x 3.8 cm)



Accession Number: 1991.46

Image: 1991.46_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Artist's statement: This painting is from a group of on-site works of the same location, executed at the same time of day, sunset, over the period of one year. Together they function as a set of mug shots of the place where victims of three unrelated murders were found over the previous year. One evening, as I was painting in my car, a crowd of spectators began to gather along the levee across the road. With toddlers perched on their shoulders and small children jumping at their sides, parents elbowed for an unobstructed view of officials pulling the waterlogged body of a man, victim #4, from the Trinity River.

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