Eric Holubow, ‘Clemens House’, 2014, Hexton Gallery

“Between abandonment and demolition, there creeps in a realm of encroachment, collaboration, and beauty. Into this world Eric Holubow intervenes, exposing nature as she guiltlessly knocks down our tower of blocks.”
– Joshua Siegal, Contributor WhiteHot Magazine

The James Clemens, Jr. House of 1859-60 is considered one of the most romantic homes ever built in St. Louis. Clemens built this home in memory of his wife, Eliza, and although twice her age, Clemens would outlive her by a quarter of a century. James’ nephew, Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twain), was said to have visited the house several times during his riverboat years.

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