Curatorial Projects > Copycat (2019)

Kota Ezawa
Crime Scene, 2016
Duratrans transparency and lightbox
Courtesy the artist and Haines Gallery

Kota Ezawa’s works featured here all center on the artist’s exploration of art crimes and attacks on art (vandalism). Crime Scene re-creates, through Ezawa’s digital drawing, the aftermath of the 1990 robbery from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum when 13 works valued at a combined $500 million dollars were stolen overnight. This crime has never been solved and the Museum is currently offering a $10 million reward for information leading to the recovery of the stolen works.


September 21 – October 31, 2019
Fine Arts Gallery at San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA