LATITUDE: 31°1'20"N / LONGITUDE: 34°53'3"E, November 22, 2011. Training encampment of soldier group Unit 12 of The School for Infantry Corps Professions and Squad Commanders of the Israeli Defense Force (IDF). On the hillside to the right, spelled out in stones, is the prior group’s moniker, “Lions.” The site is in the southern sector of the future Ariel Sharon Training Complex for the Israeli military, and is currently within a closed military zone. Established in 1974, the school is responsible for the training of all Infantry Corps squad commanders and platoon sergeants and comprises three battalions of fully operational combat troops located in the Negev., 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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