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"An Open Book"
ink and collage on paper, scroll book in two segments, overall dimensions 135" X 56", 1989;
top segment dimensions 135" X 26"; bottom segment dimensions 112" X 26".

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"those who obey the taboo have an ambivalent attitude towards what the taboo prohibits--it acts like a contagion because examples are contagious and because the prohibited desire in the unconscious shifts from one thing to ANOTHER"

from Freud's "Totem and Taboo"