In Sandow Birk's new series of paintings and prints, the artist explores the myth of the Wild West and the reality of modern-day California. Birk portrays the state's correctional facilities in the style of great 19th-century illustrators, placing the prisons in romantic landscapes and creating a dialogue between an imagined idyllic past and an increasingly constricted present.
Last Gasp,U.S.: Oct 01, 2004. ISBN: 9780867195347. pp.Paperback. Very good.
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