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Gates of Hell

Created 1992 Acquired 1992

"Sculpture of gates with L.A.Justice, after Rodin"

Artwork Story

Donated to Laguna Art Museum in 1999 as one of 109 works
Exhibited: ?Orange County; Laguna Art Museum 1998-9 "Life Lessons: How Art Can Change Your Life"

Judith Spence

Gates is of course Darryl as well as Rodin, as Sandow Birk continues his campaign of reminding us that the mythic dimensions of history are being created over and over every day. Can you spot the familiar videotape scene? The ghostly figures near the bottom seem like references to the ancient sackings of cities. This piece, like North Swell, links with Kubler.


? Orange County


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

About the Artist

Sandow Birk & Steve Rivers


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