In the fall of 2009, USC's Doheny Memorial Library held an exhibition of twenty framed works of art created by Victor Raphael
and Clayton Spada, the artists being inspired by rare works from USC Libraries' Special Collections. When the exhibition was
over, ten of the pieces were retained by the USC Fisher Museum of Art; the remaining ten became part of USC Libraries' Special
In 2009, USC's Doheny Memorial Library held an exhibition which examined he idea of telling "the story of everything." The
twenty artworks on display were the result of hundreds of hours of philosophical dialogue and artistic collaboration between
Victor Raphael and Clayton Spada. Their primary focus was understanding how individuals make sense of their roles within the
vast structure of the cosmos. Following intellectual wanderers who have traced similar threads in a limitless web of knowledge,
they investigated fields as diverse as astronomy, religion, mythology and alchemy for visual inspiration.
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