Moselle Kleiner

on Marble head of a veiled woman

THE ARTIST PROJECT

Ilan Kogan

on The Temple of Dendur

“You walk in and you get struck with this awe like something straight out of the Mummy is gonna happen.”

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Ilan Kogan energizes his longtime love for heavy metal music in paintings of album covers from his favorite bands.

AS SEEN IN THE EPISODE

The Temple of Dendur (Roman, reign of Augustus Caesar, completed by 10 B.C.); From Egypt, Nubia, Dendur, West bank of the Nile River, 50 miles South of Aswan; Aeolian sandstone; Temple proper: H. 6.40 m (21 ft.); W. 6.40 m (21 ft.); L. 12.50 m (41 ft.); Gate: H. 8.08 m (26.5 ft.); W. × 3.66 m (12 ft.); D. 3.35 m (11 ft.); Given to the United States by Egypt in 1965, awarded to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1967, and installed in The Sackler Wing in 1978.

Lauren Rosen

on Gino Severini's Dancer = Propeller = Sea & Sol Lewitt's Wall Drawing 370