Robert Gober

born 1954

Robert Gober, ‘Drains’ 1990
Drains 1990
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Robert Gober (born September 12, 1954) is an American sculptor. His work is often related to domestic and familiar objects such as sinks, doors, and legs.

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Hyper-realism

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