The Spence Collection
How art can change your life.

Fish Tale

Created 1978 Acquired 19874

"Trophy from Sunbeam Alpine, 5 Storyboards, 2 Lamps"

Artwork Story

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

Stuart Spence

We first heard of Stecyk through an LA Times curiosity story about an artist who was casting life-sized bronze torsos, and then deep six-ing them in Santa Monica Bay; without making art objects out of the documentation. We finally tracked him down, and brought home the fishing trophy which has been over our mantlepiece ever since. What will a fortieth century archaeologist say about the bronzes when they re-surface?


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

Artwork Story

bought w Lynn Catalina Elopement; $1k to Deep Six

About the Artist

Craig Stecyk


Also By This Artist

Created 1989 Acquired 19890304

Calavera Posters (4 pcs)
Created 1988 Acquired 1988

Captain Cook
Created 1989 Acquired 1989

"Drawings on photocopies, photos, postcards"
Acquired 19880000???

Created 1989 Acquired 19910000?

La Ballona Mallard
Created 1989 Acquired 19890304

La Frontera
Created 1991 Acquired 19924

North West Passage: Photo of Installation
Created 1989 Acquired 1989

North West Passage: Videotape from installation
Created 1989 Acquired 1990

Northwest Passage (Clock)
Created 1989 Acquired 1989

Photo of Cole & Griff with Guitar & Old Surfboard
Acquired 19880000???