Female Acrobats by Tom Otterness

BOMB 9 Spring 1984
009 Spring Summer 1984

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Tom Otterness, Female Acrobats, 1983, cast polyadam, 17¾ × 6 × 6 inches. Photo by Ivan Dalla Tana. Courtesy of Brooke Alexander, Inc., New York.

Helga Von Eicken by Cynthia Eardley
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The sculptures of Helga von Eicken explore the mysterious inner world of human consciousness, conveying simultaneously presence and absence, memory and change.

Rona Pondick by George Fifield

Perhaps too much has been made of the psychoanalytic content lurking under the surface of Rona Pondick’s simultaneously shadowy and intensely palpable objects. 

Kiki Smith by Chuck Close
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“I always think the whole history of the world is in your body.”

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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