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Contemporary drawing exploring the territory, July 27-September 24, 1995 by Rosenthal, Mark

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Published by Aspen Art Museum in Aspen, Colo .
Written in English


  • Drawing -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.

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Edition Notes

StatementMark Rosenthal, exhibition curator and essayist.
ContributionsAspen Art Museum (Aspen, Colo.)
LC ClassificationsNC95 .R685 1995
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. (unpaged) :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL822176M
ISBN 100934324212
LC Control Number95076650

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