Publisher: Los Angeles and Zürich (Zurich): The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) and Scalo Verlag, 1997
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 100298
First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Photographically illustrated laminated paper-covered boards, no dust jacket as issued. Installations and sculpture by Robert Gober. Edited by Paul Schimmel. Essays by Hal Foster and Paul Schimmel. Includes a biography, bibliography and checklist of the exhibition. 104 pp. with 145 four-color plates. 11 x 11-3/4 inches. Published on the occasion of the 1996 exhibition Robert Gober at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art.
New in publisher's shrink-wrap.
From the publisher: "In 1993 Robert Gober was invited by the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art to create a site-specific installation. For two years Gober worked exclusively on this project. The installation's central component is a life-size figure of the Virgin Mary. Standing in the middle of the installation on top of a sewer grate, she is pierced by a giant culvert pipe. In the back rushing water cascades down a staircase into another grate. To the left and the right of the Virgin Mary are two suitcases into which two other grates have been built offering viewers glimpses of a pristine subterranean tide pool and the enigmatic legs of a man holding a diapered baby. The installation is a disquieting reflection on Catholicism, gender, birth, and water's metaphorical ambiguity."