Collection by Allie Weiss

On the Eve of Demolition, an Artist Covers His Longtime Family Home in Photographs

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An installation riffs on the sometimes fragile relationship between homes and memory.

For Gary Sweeney, selling the Manhattan Beach home that has been in his family for 70 years was a matter of letting go of countless memories. When the new owners expressed their plans to demolish the house, Sweeney decided to cover the facade with blown-up photos of his family as an ode to the structure's history.

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