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2018 SF Gate: Controversial Bathtubs!

In 2018 the SF Gate published an article discussing the controversy about Brian Goggins’s Petaluma installation “Fine Balance”. The bathtub-focused piece is intended as a statement on the balance of Petaluma’s history of counter culture and tradition, however some citizens  (organized as “Citizens Against Tubs on Stilts”) of the town see it as a potential stilted “overbearing
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San Francisco Chronicle November 24, 2008

Coverage of the reveal of Language of the Birds from Brian Goggin and Dorka Kheen. The article showcases the relationship between artist and city and how projects like this come to be. It explores how public art brings together a community through history and art. https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Words-take-wing-in-North-Beach-artwork-3183805.php
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LA Times June 24, 2014

An article that discusses the changing landscapes of San Francisco by way of gentrification through the lens of Defenestration, one of Brian’s most well known pieces, being torn down. In the piece Brian discusses how the art scene, as well as the economy, has shifted in San Francisco since Defenestration was  installed back in 1997. http://www.latimes.com/local/great-reads/la-fi-c1-sf-guerrilla-art-20140624-sto
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Curbed San Francisco August 14, 2018

In 2018 Curbed San Francisco published an article mapping out the must see public art installations in the city. Several of Brian’s works were featured in the article, among them are his collaboration with Dorka Kheen Language of the Birds and the massive undertaking from 2013 Caruso’s Dream. https://sf.curbed.com/maps/sf-public-art-map
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Atlas Obscura May 30, 2017

A feature on Brian’s Samson Luggage sculpture that is on display in the Sacramento Airport baggage claim. https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/samson-luggage-sculpture
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SOMA Magazine Nov/Dec 2012

An interview with Brian about his beginnings in the art world, his “site specific sculpture” work, and an overview of Brian’s influences and motivations for his work. Brian Goggin: Rebel with a Cause
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BBC Travel December 8, 2013

An overview of San Francisco’s “Illuminate SF” city wide gallery of light based public installations. Language of the Birds is featured in the top of the piece among other prominent light sculptures throughout San Francisco. http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20131205-lighting-up-fog-city
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CNN December 23,2010

A list of 5 “must see” airport art installations throughout the US features Brian’s work at the Sacramento Airport. The article mentions Brian’s success in competing for the installation in the 1998 Art in Public Places program. http://www.cnn.com/2010/TRAVEL/12/23/five.airport.artwork/index.html
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New York Times November 16, 2009

In 2009 the New York Times published an article highlighting the grand opening of the brand new public library in the city of Lafayette, CA. Brian Goggins’ sculpture “Speechless” was commissioned for the main entrance of the library which was unveiled on the same day of its opening.   For further information please visit: Additionally our friends at Laughing Squid published a wonderful drawing of th
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Language of the Birds – A Must See Public Artwork in San Francisco!

Curbed.com recently published an article that highlights the public sculpture “Language Of The Birds” as one of the must see spots in San Francisco: ” Paying homage to the North Beach neighborhood’s ethnic and literary roots, this permanent sculpture is a small but meaningful (not to mention eye-catching) installation. A collection of books evoke a flock of birds at the northwest corner of Col
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