The Spence Collection
How art can change your life.

There's No Better Country on Earth

Created 1989 Acquired 1990111

"Triptych, gold eagle with 2 tragic/ironic canvases"

Artwork Story

Donated to Laguna Art Museum in 1999 as one of 109 works
Exhibited: NHAM 1989: New California Artists XV; Laguna Art Museum 1998-9 "Life Lessons: How Art Can Change Your Life"

Judith Spence

If we use photographs to embroider our memories (see Poyourow), we also use rhetoric to distance from our actual histories. The only reason this is not in the Viewer Discretion room is that the ceiling was not high enough. The gap between lofty patriotic slogans and these real-life horrors is the worst obscenity.


NHAM 1989: New California Artists XV


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

About the Artist

Erika Rothenberg


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