Robert Gober

born 1954

Robert Gober, ‘Untitled’ 2000
Untitled 2000
© 2000, Robert Gober and Gemini G.E.L. LLC
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In Tate Britain

Biography

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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Artworks

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