Jack by Ira Richer

BOMB 9 Spring 1984
009 Spring Summer 1984
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Ira Richer, Jack, 1982, mixed media on wood, 96 × 24 inches. Photograph by James Dee. Courtesy Annina Nosei Gallery, New York.

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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