His massive bronze A Couple of Differences Between Thinking and Feeling II--a gorilla contemplating its severed arm on the floor--captured "the moment when self-consciousness dawns," Angus Fairhurst once explained. One of the so-called Young British Artists who debuted in the 1990s, Fairhurst worked in media ranging from photography to painting and collaborated with his more confrontational art-school classmates Damien Hirst and Sarah Lucas--most notably in the landmark 2004 Tate Britain show "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida." He took his own life at age 41.

"The killing fields" is how Cambodian-born photojournalist Dith Pran described the grim heaps of human remains strewn across his homeland...

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