Text by Robert P. Drake
Karma, New York, 2014
9 × 8 1/3 inches
Edition of 500
“The Gate of Ishtar I have built with blue glazed bricks for Marduk, my Lord … Marduk, Sublime Lord … eternal life … grant as a gift.”
A facsimile of the Pergamon Museum’s publication, Ishtar, chronicling the history of the historic gate during its removal from Babylon to its installation in Berlin, this publication references the famed gate, paralleling its journey in a new iteration: Charles Harlan’s site-specific exhibition Ishtar at Venus Over Manhattan.