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    David Brooks. Left: Entangled Image (Humpback whale), 2013. Inkjet print mounted on sintra, steel beams; 83 x 52 x 44 inches. Right: Entangled Image (Short-beaked common dolphins), 2013. Inkjet print mounted on sintra, steel beams; 82 x 60 x 42 inches. Courtesy the artist and American Contemporary, New York. © David Brooks


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    David Brooks, A Proverbial Machine in the Garden, 2013. Dynahoe tractor, concrete, earth, landscaping and steel grates; approximately 66 x 28 x 12 feet. Installation view: Storm King Art Center, New Windsor, New York. Courtesy the artist and American Contemporary, New York. © David Brooks


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    David Brooks, Drawings for A Proverbial Machine in the Garden, 2013. Dynahoe tractor, concrete, earth, landscaping and steel grates; approximately 66 x 28 x 12 feet. Installation view: Storm King Art Center, New Windsor, New York. Courtesy the artist and American Contemporary, New York. © David Brooks


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    David Brooks, Daniel Maier-Reimer, walk following the Florence city boundary line, presented by David Brooks, 2013. Aluminum, seamless nettle fabric, hardware, framed photograph of the outskirts of Florence; dimensions variable. Installation view: CLAGES, Cologne. Courtesy the artist and American Contemporary, New York. © David Brooks


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    David Brooks, A Phylogenetic Tree (from Homo sapiens to Megalops atlanticus), 2012. Cuts on printed Dibond panel; 54 x 42 inches. Courtesy the artist and American Contemporary, New York. © David Brooks. Featured in the film David Brooks Is in His Element


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    David Brooks, Imbroglios (a phylogenetic tree, from Homo sapiens to Megalops atlanticus), 2012. Fiberglass, gelcoat, MDF, pencil, hardware; 5 x 12 x 21 feet. Courtesy the artist and American Contemporary, New York. © David Brooks. Featured in the film David Brooks Is in His Element


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    David Brooks, Myopic Wall Composition (w/ Pennsylvania Bluestone), 2012. MDF, Pennsylvania Bluestone, paint, metal scaffold; 81.5 x 57 x 65 inches. Courtesy the artist and American Contemporary, New York. © David Brooks


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    David Brooks, Heap (w/ branch, box, bear head & boot), 2012. Taxidermy animal form, boot, wood, industrial shrink-wrap, cardboard, metal; 138 x 58 x 30 inches. Courtesy the artist and American Contemporary, New York. © David Brooks


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    David Brooks, Desert Rooftops, 2011-12. Asphalt shingled rooftops, wood, vinyl siding, metal interpretive signs; 16 x 92 x 54 feet. Commissioned by the Art Production Fund for the Last Lot at Times Square, 46th Street & 8th Avenue. Courtesy the artist and American Contemporary, New York. © David Brooks. Featured in the film David Brooks Tears the Roof Off


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    David Brooks, Desert Rooftops, 2011-12. Asphalt shingled rooftops, wood, vinyl siding, metal interpretive signs; 16 x 92 x 54 feet. Commissioned by the Art Production Fund for the Last Lot at Times Square, 46th Street & 8th Avenue. Courtesy the artist and American Contemporary, New York. © David Brooks. Featured in the film David Brooks Tears the Roof Off


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    David Brooks, Adaptable Boardwalk (with three genetic drifts), 2011. Lumber, hardware, forklifts, London Planetrees; approximately 18 x 90 x 60 feet. Installation view: Bold Tendencies 5, London. Courtesy the artist and American Contemporary, New York. © David Brooks


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    David Brooks, Adaptable Boardwalk (with three genetic drifts), 2011. Lumber, hardware, forklifts, London Planetrees; approximately 18 x 90 x 60 feet. Installation view: Bold Tendencies 5, London. Courtesy the artist and American Contemporary, New York. © David Brooks


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    David Brooks, Adjustable Sculpture with Sailfish, 2011. Aluminum ladder, wood, clamps, altered sailfish mount, enamel paint; 96 x 108 x 84 inches. Courtesy the artist and American Contemporary, New York. © David Brooks


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    David Brooks. Still Life with Stampede and Guano, 2011. Concrete animal forms that lived with wild birds, wild seabird guano, varnish; dimensions variable. Commissioned by the Miami Art Museum. Courtesy the artist and American Contemporary, New York. © David Brooks. Featured in the film David Brooks Is in His Element


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    David Brooks, Still Life with Stampede and Guano, 2011. Concrete animal forms that lived with wild birds, wild seabird guano, varnish; dimensions variable. Commissioned by the Miami Art Museum. Photo: John Stuart. Courtesy the artist and American Contemporary, New York. © David Brooks. Featured in the film David Brooks Is in His Element


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    David Brooks, Still Life with Stampede and Guano, 2011. Concrete animal forms that lived with wild birds, wild seabird guano, varnish; dimensions variable. Commissioned by the Miami Art Museum. Courtesy the artist and American Contemporary, New York. © David Brooks. Featured in the film David Brooks Is in His Element


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    David Brooks, Pareidolia: When Flags Become Clouds and Clouds Become Fish, 2011. Dye sublimation print on jet-flag fabric, grommets; individual flags 72 x 120 inches each. Installation view: Nouveau Musée National de Monaco. Courtesy the artist and American Contemporary, New York. © David Brooks


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    David Brooks, InterOceanica Highway, Peru>Brazil, 2011. Images from a journey across the InterOceanic highway construction: the worldʼs largest road building project linking the Pacific with the Atlantic by traversing the Amazon Basin. Dye sublimation prints on vinyl, grommets, wood crates shipped over the Atlantic Ocean, hardware, paint; dimensions variable. Installation view: Bad Tölz, Germany. Courtesy the artist and American Contemporary, New York. © David Brooks


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    David Brooks, Preserved Forest, 2010-2011. Nursery-grown trees, earth, concrete; dimensions variable. Installation view: Greater New York, MoMA PS1, Long Island City. Courtesy the artist and American Contemporary, New York. © David Brooks


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    David Brooks, Preserved Forest, details, 2010-2011. Nursery-grown trees, earth, concrete; dimensions variable. Installation view: Greater New York, MoMA PS1, Long Island City. Courtesy the artist and American Contemporary, New York. © David Brooks


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    David Brooks, Drawing for Preserved Forest, 2010-2011. Nursery-grown trees, earth, concrete; dimensions variable. Installation view: Greater New York, MoMA PS1, Long Island City. Courtesy the artist and American Contemporary, New York. © David Brooks


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    David Brooks, Trophic Pyramids (and their Producers), 2010. Casts of steps from homes destroyed in Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans. Concrete, metal; 84 x 144 x 72 inches. Courtesy the artist and American Contemporary, New York. © David Brooks


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    David Brooks, Trophic Pyramids (and their Producers), 2010. Documentation of steps from homes destroyed in Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and a trophic pyramid illustrating the hierarchies within a food chain. Schematic collage/print edition; 32 x 24 inches each. Courtesy the artist and American Contemporary, New York. © David Brooks


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    David Brooks, Turtle Stop, 2010. Perlite, lime, sand, turtle shell; 32 x 20 x 7 inches. Courtesy the artist and American Contemporary, New York. © David Brooks


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    David Brooks, Cut, Clear, Pave, Sell (repeat), 2010. De-commissioned telephone poles, forklift, ratcheting belt clamps; 10 x 6 x 11.5 feet. Installation view: Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York. Courtesy the artist and American Contemporary, New York. © David Brooks


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    David Brooks, Terra Incognita—Rainforest Canopy (Cronos version), 2010. Cargo containers, tropical canopy trees, irrigation system; dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and American Contemporary, New York. © David Brooks


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    David Brooks, Partially Buried Boardwalk (with Observation Tower), 2010. Reclaimed lumber, gravel, hardware; dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and American Contemporary, New York. © David Brooks


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    David Brooks, Balcony with Landscape and View, 2010. Steel, oak tree from regional countryside, sisal rope, hardware; 114 x 54 x 48 inches. Courtesy the artist and American Contemporary, New York. © David Brooks


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    David Brooks, NATURAE VULGARIS, 2009-2010. Concrete sidewalk, ficus benjamina, metal gantry cranes, hoisting equipment; approximately 144 x 744 x 108 inches. Installation view: Museum 52, New York. Courtesy the artist and American Contemporary, New York. © David Brooks


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    David Brooks, NATURAE VULGARIS, 2009-2010. Concrete sidewalk, ficus benjamina, metal gantry cranes, hoisting equipment; approximately 144 x 744 x 108 inches. Installation view: Museum 52, New York. Courtesy the artist and American Contemporary, New York. © David Brooks


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    David Brooks, Upside Down Boardwalk, 2009. Pressure treated lumber and hardware; 96 x 65 x 120 inches. Courtesy the artist and American Contemporary, New York. © David Brooks


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    David Brooks, Assisted Boardwalk (with American Lindens, Black Honey Locusts, Silver Maple, River Birch and Willows), 2009. Reclaimed lumber, hardware, existing trees; dimensions variable. Installation view: Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City. Courtesy the artist and American Contemporary, New York. © David Brooks


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    David Brooks, Still Life with Cherry Picker and Palms, 2009. Sixty foot aerial boom lift, Majesty palms, Areca palms, weather; dimensions variable. Installation view: Fischer Landau Center, Long Island City. Courtesy the artist and American Contemporary, New York. © David Brooks


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    David Brooks, Drawings for Gap Ecology: Still Life with Cherry Picker and Palms, 2009. Commissioned proposal for the Public Art Fund in which an armada of cherry pickers with palms hover over dormant construction sites throughout New York City. Courtesy the artist and American Contemporary, New York. © David Brooks


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    David Brooks, Six Dozen Eggs, Concrete, Rebar, 2009. Six dozen eggs, concrete, rebar; 32 x 18 x 18 inches. Courtesy the artist and American Contemporary, New York. © David Brooks


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    David Brooks, Graphite Dolmen Site, 2007. Siliciclistic rock, graphite, wax; 66 x 42 x 54 inches. Installation view: DʼAmelio Terras Gallery, New York. Courtesy the artist and American Contemporary, New York. © David Brooks


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