Leg of Mutton by Tony Scherman

BOMB 23 Spring 1988
023 Spring 1988
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Tony Scherman, Leg of Mutton, 1897, charcoal and encaustic on paper, 21 × 26 inches. Courtesy of Sable-Castelli.

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