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September 1, 2008

Chambers Hotel

My favorite piece of the tour was the gorilla sculpture by Angus Fairhurst, outside in the courtyard. I saw his first sculpture at the Walker Art Center who have an intact gorilla on display (or at least last time I stopped by) across the Hen. entrance. I believe he used bronze for this work and the outcome is really lively and incites a feeling of respect and understanding. This part of the art world is really unfamiliar to me and very strange. Angus Fairhurst studied alongside with Damien Hurst and both seem to exist in a very strange state of being. While searching for more information about this sculpture I learned that Angus Fairhurst actually took his own life in March of this year, I wonder why.