Wheel Animal by Not Vital

BOMB 6 Summer 1983
006 Summer 1983
Bomb 6 Not Vital 001Tif Body

Not Vital, Wheel Animal, 1982, gips, federn, plastik, oel, papier, 74 × 52 × 7 inches. Courtesy Nature Morte.

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006 Summer 1983