The Spence Collection
How art can change your life.

Captain Cook

Created 1989 Acquired 1989

sculpture of inverted bust surrounded by spears

Artwork Story

Donated to Laguna Art Museum 1992
Exhibited Laguna Art Museum 1998-9 "Life Lessons: How Art Can Change Your Life"

Stuart Spence

Captain Cook, the great navigator, was the first European to reach Hawaii. But he died there, punished for misunderstanding. He is here forever boxed in, separated from the different culture of the Hawaiians. Too bad they didn't have quarantines.


"Exh:Laguna Art Museum, 1998-9, 'Life Lessons; ...'"

Artwork Story

Given to Laguna Museum 1992

About the Artist

Craig Stecyk


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