Photo, Print, Drawing Bensonhurst pre-trial

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About this Item

Title

  • Bensonhurst pre-trial

Summary

  • Drawing shows young men from Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York, accused of playing a role in the shooting death of African American teenager Yusuf K. Hawkins on August 23rd 1989, standing before Judge Thaddeus Owens in the New York State Supreme Court in Brooklyn. Identified are defendants Joseph Fama, Pasquale Raucci, Joseph Serrano, James Patino, and Steven Curreri. In addition, Keith Mondello towers over the other defendants. Also identified are attorney Louis E. Diamond and Assist. DA Dan Saunders. Four law enforcement officers are standing in the background.

Names

  • Church, Marilyn, artist

Created / Published

  • [Place not identified] : [Publisher not identified], [1990]

Headings

  • -  Fama, Joseph,--1971---Trials, litigation, etc
  • -  Mondello, Keith,--1970---Trials, litigation, etc
  • -  Owens, Thaddeus E.--(Thaddeus Edgar),--1919-2007--1970---Trials, litigation, etc
  • -  Hawkins, Yusuf
  • -  Judicial proceedings--New York (State)--New York--1990
  • -  Judges--New York (State)--New York--1990
  • -  Lawyers--New York (State)--New York--1990
  • -  Law enforcement officers--New York (State)--New York--1990
  • -  Homicides--New York (State)--New York--1980-1990
  • -  Racism--New York (State)--New York--1980-1990

Headings

  • Courtroom sketches--Color--1990.
  • Drawings--Color--1990.

Genre

  • Courtroom sketches--Color--1990
  • Drawings--Color--1990

Notes

  • -  Caption label from exhibit Drawing Justice: White Men Tried for Killing African American Teenager. A wall of bailiffs stand guard as the young men accused of participating in the shooting death of African American teenager Yusuf Hawkins on August 23, 1989, in Bensonhurst, New York, appear before Judge Thaddeus Owens in New York State Supreme Court in Brooklyn. Artist Marilyn Church identifies some of the defendants, who stand with their lawyers, including Joseph Fama, Pasquale Raucci, Joseph Serrano, James Patino, and Steven Curreri. Defendant Keith Mondello towers over the others. While Mondello served eight years in prison for his role, Fama received a much longer sentence and remains in a maximum-security prison in Dannemora, New York. Most of the defendants were acquitted or received community service sentences, an outcome that divided Brooklynites.
  • -  Title from item.
  • -  Forms part of: Marilyn Church collection of courtroom art.
  • -  Exhibited: "Drawing Justice" at the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C., April - October 2017.

Medium

  • 1 drawing on ochre Canson paper : colored pencil, water soluable crayon, and porous point pen ; sheet 49.9 x 65 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • LOT 14050-49, no. 12 [P&P]

Repository

Digital Id

  • ppmsca 51119 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.51119

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2017645102

Reproduction Number

  • LC-DIG-ppmsca-51119 (digital file from original drawing)

Rights Advisory

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  • image

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  • Rights Advisory: Publication may be restricted. For information see "Marilyn Church Rights and Restrictions Information," https://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/653_chur.html
  • Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-51119 (digital file from original drawing)
  • Call Number: LOT 14050-49, no. 12 [P&P]
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Chicago citation style:

Church, Marilyn, Artist. Bensonhurst Pre-Trial. New York, 1990. [Place not identified: Publisher not identified] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2017645102/.

APA citation style:

Church, M. (1990) Bensonhurst Pre-Trial. New York, 1990. [Place not identified: Publisher not identified] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2017645102/.

MLA citation style:

Church, Marilyn, Artist. Bensonhurst Pre-Trial. [Place not identified: Publisher not identified] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2017645102/>.