LATITUDE: 31°7'40"N / LONGITUDE: 34°18'49"E, November 13, 2011. Border zone between the Negev and Egyptian Sinai. The road at top left leads to the border a few hundred meters away. The white cubic boxes demarcate underground communication and power cables that supply the border fence. The intersecting line is a seismic test line used for oil exploration. A few kilometers south of the site, the state runs various prisons, initially for Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza, later for illegal migrants. Asylum-seekers from states in which war is ongoing, or from “enemy” states such as Sudan to which Israel cannot deport, can be detained here indefinitely., from the series Desert Bloom Artist: Fazal Sheikh (American, born 1965)


Pigmented inkjet print


image: 15 9/16 × 23 7/16 in. (39.5 × 59.5 cm)
sheet: 20 1/16 × 27 15/16 in. (51 × 71 cm)
framed: 21 7/16 × 29 5/16 in. (54.5 × 74.5 cm)

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Purchased with a gift from Jane P. Watkins, M.P.H. 1979

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20th century


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Purchased from the artist, Zürich, Switzerland, 2011- 2020; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
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inkjet prints, landscapes (representations), pigment prints



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