LATITUDE: 31°15'40"N / LONGITUDE: 34°26'23"E, October 10, 2011. Ploughed field in advance of planting. ʽEin Habesōr (lit., “spring of the Besor”) moshav. This moshav was established in 1982 with some of the residents from Sadot, an Israeli community in the Sinai Desert evacuated after the signing of the Egyptian–Israeli Peace Treaty in 1979. The moshav is on the site of the former village and pasturelands of ʽArab al-Glāʽi, of the Tarabīn tribe, evacuated in the winter of 1948. The exacting straight lines of the field are indicative of Israeli mechanized plowing. Dark hosepipes, running through the fields in intervals along every ninth row, are part of the drip irrigation system developed in 1965 at Kibbutz Ḥatzerim (lit., “farmyards”), near Beersheba. This region of the southern Negev, adjoining the border with Gaza, is mainly dedicated to large-scale commercial farming., from the series Desert Bloom Artist: Fazal Sheikh (American, born 1965)


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

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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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