Ranas by Maka

BOMB 9 Spring 1984
009 Spring Summer 1984
Bomb 9 Ranas 001 Body

Maka, Ranas, 1981, acrylic on canvas, 59 × 52 inches, Mexico. Photo by Gerard Murrell.

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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