SAT81 by Kathleen Thomas

BOMB 6 Summer 1983
006 Summer 1983

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Bomb 6 Sat81 Thomas Body

Kathleen Thomas, SAT81, 1981, bicycle, stereo and computers components, expansion coil, 20 mm shell, mirrored plexiglass, 7 × 9 × 6 inches.

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BOMB 6, Summer 1983

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006 Summer 1983