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Artist: Sandow Birk

Sandow Birk has received awards including the COLA Individual Artist Fellowship, the J. Paul Getty Fellowship, the Guggenheim Fellowship, and a NEA Grant. He is a Los Angeles artist whose work has dealt with Los Angeles in its entirety - from inner city barrios to the 1992 Civil Disturbances, OJ Simpson, the LAPD, gangs, surfing, and skateboarding. Recent projects include the film "In Smog and Thunder" which documents a fictional war between Los Angeles and San Francisco, and a re-writing and illustrating of Dante's "Divine Comedy" set in contemporary urban America."

Artwork:

<p>Tarzan and Tarzan</p>
Tarzan and Tarzana

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