Forbidden Sewergator Art

Well, perhaps not exactly forbidden. For one reason or another, though, several pieces of sewergator art are unavailable. The best we can do is to provide brief descriptions.

Celluloid Sewergator: From Vincent Canby's review of Alligator (New York Times, June 5, 1981):

It is 1968, and the Kendall family, while on vacation in Florida, visits an alligator farm where 12-year-old Marisa buys a 10-inch-long baby alligator as a pet. Back home in their large Middle Western city, which sometimes looks like Chicago, sometimes like Detroit and sometimes even like Los Angeles (though it's supposed to be in Missouri), Dad Kendall becomes fed up with Marisa's attachment for Ramon, which is the name she's given the little alligator, and flushes him down the toilet.

Tommy Bob says check it out.

The Great Sewergator Installation of '88: In 1988, three artists--Brookie Maxwell, Amy Rosmarin, and Jim Moorehead--wired twenty-one papier-mache alligators to sewer grates around New York City. The gators disappeared almost as soon as they were installed, though whether they were stolen, or merely came to life and went to join their fellows in the sewers, has never been determined.

For the whole story: New Yorker magazine, March 28, 1988, pages 20-22.

Sewergator on the Boards: From the Los Angeles Times, November 3, 1988:

"Are There Alligators in the Sewers of the City of Los Angeles?" is the hefty title of Aweezel Hed Stage Adventure's slight but friendly play for children 12 and under at the Richmond Shepard Theatre A in Hollywood.'s drama critic hasn't had an opportunity to review this play yet, but is certain that anything mentioning sewergators can't be all bad.