Scene of Three Murders


Julie Bozzi ( American, 1943 )

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General Description

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 the previous year. The artist recalls, "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."

Adapted from

  • Julie Bozzi, "Scene of Three Murders," 1992.

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