Learning about Women by Kenny Scharf

BOMB 27 Spring 1989
027 Spring 1989

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Kenny Scharf

Kenny Scharf, Learning About Women, 1988, oil and acrylic on canvas, 8¼ x 5 inches. Courtesy of Tony Shafrazi Gallery.

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027 Spring 1989