Sandow Birk Landscape Painting - Midway
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Sandow Birk
Midway

1993

About

It’s a great early example of Birk’s interest in history painting and his slant for the epic. He was living and painting out of a storefront in Hollywood at this time: pre and post L.A. riots. In the years to come he would use this kind of pastiche historical imagery more often in his series The Great War of the Californias (In Smog and Thunder) series. The work has been in one collection in Los Angeles for the last 25 years. Birk's recollection of the painting: The concept of the painting was to crunch history over centuries into one image and tie surfing to maritime exploration and seafaring rather than as a hobby. The central ship is Capt Cook’s “The Endeavor” which sailed the Pacific “discovering” Tahiti, Australia, Hawaii, and New Zealand. It was one of the most important expeditions in European history. On the distant horizon on right is the Battle of Midway in World War II, a major turning point in the war and naval history.

Details

  • Artist
    Sandow Birk (1962, American)
  • Creation Year
    1993
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Condition Details
    Condition is excellent.
  • Dimensions
    H 68.5 in. x W 90.5 in.H 173.99 cm x W 229.87 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU121624391892
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