Ancestor by Luis Frangella

BOMB 9 Spring 1984
009 Spring Summer 1984

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Bomb 9 Frangella 001 Body

Luis Frangella, Ancestor, 1984, acrylic and tempera on wood, 36 × 48 inches. Courtesy of Civilian Warfare.

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BOMB 9, Spring 1984

Nicolas Echevarria, Pam Yates, art by James Nares and Tom Otterness, writing by Daisy Zamora, Kathy Acker, Glenn O’Brien, and more.

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009 Spring Summer 1984