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Art Purchase Prize Past Winners

The Library Art Advisory Committee selects pieces by local artists each Fall as the winners of the Iowa City Public Library Art Purchase Prize Competition.

The original works of art are placed on display at the Library during the month of December in the year they are selected. The following year they are added to the Library's "Art-to-Go" collection and can be borrowed for two months for home or office use.

Past winners of the Library's Art Purchase Prize are displayed below. Full size images are availabe by clicking any image. You can check the availability of an item for checkout by clicking the "Check Status" link by each photo.

2013


Boat, Scottish loch

by Johnny Brian

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Caged sisters

by Rachel Livedalen

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Full to the brim

by Rachel Livedalen

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Loud and clear

by Alexandra Ackerman

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Old farm windmill

by Rebecca Haffner

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Perro Ovejero

by Oscar Urizar

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Study: mists, winds and fogs

by Daniel Peterson

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Three story house

by Daniel Peterson

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2012


Hickory Hill II

by Allison, Heady

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Wood Lily

by Robert Scarth

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Samsara

by Emily Wolfe

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River Camp

by Paul Monska

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Goosetown

by Robert Dietrich

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Untitled (luna moth)

by Melissa Allen

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2011


Apples #4

by Yvette Jury

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Dreaming Of Dragons

by Susan Ballinger

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Girl with Yellow Scarf #2

by Beka Ash

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Iowa River in Winter

by Michael Brau

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The Light in Decay

by Sheila Novak

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Rose and a Tulip

by Sri Rao

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Thistle

by Rod Strampe

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Woods, Childhood

by Sheila Novak

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2010


Three Doors Down

by Stevie Pedersen

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The orange and the teapot

by Lauretta Kelley

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Old Capitol Treasurers Office

by Warren Paris

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Lava

by Jared Williams

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Jack-in-the-pulpit

by Lydia Thies

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Girl from Ghana

by Sherry Pardee

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Figuring economy

by Cheryl Robinson

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The big night game

by Suzanne B. Aunan

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2009


Butterfly III

by Emily Vermillion

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Green Turtle

by Sara Slee Brown

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Hayter's Bison

by William Blair

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Iowa Woodland

by Claudia McGehee

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La Chica En El Bosque

by Tom Langdon

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Lunch Bus

by Adam Prato

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Mother Toasting Rice

by Lucas Underwood

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When You Can't Sleep At Night

by Michelle Anderson

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2008


The Road

by Celia Burger

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Ophelia, Pre-Hamlet

by Andrea Grace

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Sanctuary

by Andrea Grace

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Progression

by Allison Heady

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Book

by Kathryn Henecke

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September

by Noah Henschied

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Some Things You Can't Hold At All

by Shawn Johnson

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Cool Balance 2

by Peter Rodd

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41 39' 58.37" N, 91 20' 54.73" W

by Todd Brown

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2007


Corn With Bell Peppers

by Alyssa Madison

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Tomatoes With Peppers

by Alyssa Madison

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Steady

by Amanda Murphy

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Because Of You

by Emily Martin

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Hubert Sumlin At The Bradford Hotel

by David Herwaldt

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Green Scale #2

by Jonathan Johnson

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Joy

by Jean Berry

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Makeshift Shower

by Les Bohlen

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Yellowstone

by Nicole Stofer

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Curiosity Overcomes Fear

by Wilford Yoder

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2006


After The Storm

by Nancy Lindsay

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Cherry Salsa

by Lauretta Kelley

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Dan

by Elizabeth Roberts

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December Day

by R. D. Sjolund

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Leaf Harmony I

by Peter Rodd

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Past Confrontation

by Christina McClelland

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The Vow

by Carol Carlson

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Walk With It

by Christina McClelland

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World Map

by Elaine Beck

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For Men

by Rachael Ayers

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2005


Kent Park Autumn Reflection

by Han-In Huang

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Omen

by Breanne Hunter

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The Big Caulifower

by Suzanne Aunan

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Pearl

by John Posey

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Deep Light

by Miriam Alarcon-Avila

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Iowa Exit 211

by Tom Langdon

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2004


The Mad Pot-Ohr of Biloxi

by Nicholas Naughton

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Vermeer

by Daryn Stier

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Pearls Of Wisdom

by Suzanne McNiel

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Iowa Book

by Suzanne McNiel

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Summer Prairie

by Claudia McGee

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Soul food

by Kay Irelan

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Rehearsal for Duarte

by Luke Granfield

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Amish Oat Shocks

by Wilford Yoder

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2003


261

by Julia Byerly

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Carta

by Kim Ambriz

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Collective Winds

by Chris Potsy Lahti

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Coneflower

by Libby Logsden

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Dreams Of Flight

by Jason Moore

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Maiden

by Casy james Kasparek

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My Lovely Dog

by Karina Cutler-Lake

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Record Landing

by Diana Behl

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Untitled

by David Heffner

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Upper Right

by Amanda Hess

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2002


A Hand On A Hand

by Chris Carman

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China Shoes

by Sandra Dyas

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Finding A Home Hobbie Kit

by Matt Hopson Walker

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Intermission Intervals

by Diane Behl

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Pumpkin Eater

by Philip Kirk

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Red Tree At Ellis

by Sharon Burns Knutson

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Still Life II

by Chen Wang

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Surveillance

by Jason Moore

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Untitled Self Portrait(What you see)

by Ken Walker

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2001


Adrian Revisited

by Jason Urban

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American Standard

by Amze Emmons

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Baby Chicks

by Truc Deegan

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Bars And Buttons

by Patti Zwick

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Everybody In The World Likes Sushi!

by R. L. Tillman

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Girl On The Roof

by Brenda Salat

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Pacific Sunset

by Ken Walker

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Wings

by Nichole Maury

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2000


Community

by Jeremy Chen

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Death And The Single Girls

by Wanda Ewing

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East Fairchild Street No. 1

by Philip Kirk

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October Blue #1

by Amy Dobrian

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Reverie

by Sandy Dyas

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La Semilla

by Kay Irelan

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Wildweeds In The Dusk

by Han-In Huang

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1999


Bourbon Stree, new Orleans

by Kathy Wachel

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Fiesta

by Patti O'Neill

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Man Behind A Screen

by Jason Urban

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"No-it's-Iowa"

by Patricia Koza

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The Opera

by James Kleckner

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Untitled

by Shannon Kennedy

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Vincent

by Steve Erickson

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1998


In Carol's Garden

by Susan Coleman

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Spring Sun Melting Winter Snow

by Marcia Wegman

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Study For Requiem, 1997

by Craig Albright

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Tree Diva

by Michael Kreiser

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Umbra

by Corrine Smith

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Untitled

by Judy Frauenholtz

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1997


Ghost Birch

by Amy dobrian

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Nine-patch Night

by Jenaean Arnold

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Quiet Porch

by Gesine Janzen

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Spring At The Grant Wood House

by Richard Houston

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Velvet Night

by Kay Irelan

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1996


Freedom Of Speech Abstraction #11

by Keith Fox

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Inescapable Geography

by Victoria Kostadinova

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Mildred Sleeps Over

by Judith Miller

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Spanish Waterfront

by Robert Hansen

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1995


Do Zen

by Gerald Stevenson

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Lifeline Series

by Sue Hettmansperger

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Perrito Con Cinta

by Diolanda Barrera

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Walk To School

by Gesine Janzen

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1994


Gerata's Landscape

by Kay Irelan

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Untitled #2

by Nana Burford

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Untitled #3

by Nana Burford

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1993


I P G #10

by J. Carlos Ferguson

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Imaginary Landscape

by Paul Hein

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A Striped Affair

by Carmen Grier

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Through The Narrows

by Shirley Wyrick

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1992


Family Trees, Dining Room

by Lisa Schoenfielder

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Hear The Waves

by Anne Perkins

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Untitled #2

by Alicia Starr

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View From The Studio

by Debra M. Conklin

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1991


Books

by Ellikko Shimosato-Evans

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Burgess Shale

by Deanne Wortman

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Love Letters 1 And 2

by Susan Pauley

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1990


Ikat vignette, aqua

by Astrid Hilger Bennett

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Leaves

by Douglas Grace

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No Parking

by Douglas Grace

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1989


The circus

by Linda Emmerson

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Fall Fragments III

by Jan Friedman

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Pike

by David Luck

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1988


Driver

by Lisa Schoenfielder

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Maiden Voyage

by Constance Alyce Roberts

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Mike Submerged

by Constance Alyce Roberts

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Zhong Kui

by Lai Yi Bin

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1987


Al E. Gator And His Bride

by Charles Adolph Barth

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Japanese Poet

by James Ochs

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Untitled. 1985

by Cheryl Jacobsen

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Untitled. No. 1

by Randall Tosh

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Vanitas I

by Ina Loewenberg

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1986


Cornfield, Johnson County, Iowa

by Amy Lilienfeld

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She Was A Lady In Waiting

by Emily Martin

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1985


Five Old Dead Teachers--Five Old Dead Pequins

by Sharon Burns

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1984


Oriental Poppy #3

by Mark Trade

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Oriental Poppy #28

by Mark Trade

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1982


Combo-Combo

by Barbara Manager

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1979


Landscape III

by Donald Furst

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1978


Winter

by Donald Furst

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