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THEASTER GATES (b. 1973)

 
THEASTER GATES - Lathe Black Box - wood, glass and lathe - 50 1/4 x 53 x 6 7/8 in. THEASTER GATES - Lathe Black Box - wood, glass and lathe - 50 1/4 x 53 x 6 7/8 in. THEASTER GATES - Lathe Black Box - wood, glass and lathe - 50 1/4 x 53 x 6 7/8 in. THEASTER GATES - Lathe Black Box - wood, glass and lathe - 50 1/4 x 53 x 6 7/8 in. THEASTER GATES - Lathe Black Box - wood, glass and lathe - 50 1/4 x 53 x 6 7/8 in. THEASTER GATES - Lathe Black Box - wood, glass and lathe - 50 1/4 x 53 x 6 7/8 in. THEASTER GATES - Lathe Black Box - wood, glass and lathe - 50 1/4 x 53 x 6 7/8 in. THEASTER GATES - Lathe Black Box - wood, glass and lathe - 50 1/4 x 53 x 6 7/8 in. THEASTER GATES - Lathe Black Box - wood, glass and lathe - 50 1/4 x 53 x 6 7/8 in. THEASTER GATES - Lathe Black Box - wood, glass and lathe - 50 1/4 x 53 x 6 7/8 in.
Lathe Black Box201250 1/4 x 53 x 6 7/8 in. wood, glass and lathe
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Private Collection, Puerto Rico

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