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vincent van gogh
(text) Front: N/A
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(description) Reproduction of self portrait by Vincent van Gogh
(background) black
(iconic elements) Person - Vincent Van Gogh
(subject) art--general;;history

Michigan Library Science
(text) Front: N/A
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(description) Michigan, School of Library Science, University of Michigan, Schools
(background) grey
(iconic elements) emblem, sun, book, lamp
(subject) michigan, school of library science, university of michigan, 1817, artes, scientia, veritas

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public information
(text) Front: Public Information. Desire, Disaster, Document.
Back: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Robert Frank. Andy Warhol. Gerhard Richter. Edward Ruscha. John Baldessari. Dan Graham. Martha Rosler. Larry Clark. Jeff Wall. James Coleman. Chantel Akerman. Nan Goldin. Stan Douglas. Cady Noland. Felix Gonzalez-Torres.
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(description) Text on front and back. Listing of names on back.
(background) black
(iconic elements) N/A
(subject) art--postmodern

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pop art
(text) Front: Pop art
Back: Musee des Beaux-Arts de Montreal
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(description) Roy Lichtenstein image thinking pop art. Advertising display at art museum
(background) white
(iconic elements) Person - Man
(subject) art--postmodern


Harpers Ferry Ghosts
(text) Front: Harpers Ferry Ghosts
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(description) image of skull or a women in a mirror with text
(background) purple
(iconic elements) Thing
(subject) art -- general


cass corridor
(text) Front: CASS CORRIDOR: Cass Corridorian with accoridion
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(description) a person plays a corridon at the center with texts below
(background) grey
(iconic elements) Person Thing - Carridon
(subject) art -- general


none
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(description) small alligators coming to life from a drawing in a book
(background) white
(iconic elements) fauna/flora: alligators
(subject) art -- general


grape stomp run
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(description) gray t-shirt with a large purple running shoe hovering over running grapes. the words GRAPE STOMP RUN are in green.
(background) gray
(iconic elements) thing - shoe thing - grapes
(subject) shirt from a run in milwaukee to benefit the milwaukee art museum

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sis.clara muhammad
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(description) quote by prophet muhammad
(background) white
(iconic elements) N/A
(subject) education - scholar - martyr

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Wildbabies
(text) Front: WILDBABIES
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(description) photograph of upper torso with a head of a doll; small doll heads lying on the torso and nearby
(background) white
(iconic elements) Person - Upper body Thing - Doll - Head Thing - Bushel Thing - Grass
(subject) art--postmodern

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Tarkhuna
(text) Front: TARXYHA CCCP
Back: TARKHUNA THE NEW RUSSIAN SPIRIT
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(description) A man wearing fur coat, fur cap, and dark glasses, holding a champaigne-style glass with (presumably) alcohol
(background) white
(iconic elements) Person - Man Thing -Glass Thing - Fur cap
(subject) art--postmodern;;other cultures


Cats and Fish
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(description) Colorful child-like drowing of a room with sofa, cats, fishbowl, and flowers
(background) white
(iconic elements) Thing - Cat Thing - Fish Thing - Sofa Thing - Flower Thing - Fishbowl
(subject) art--postmodern


Dali
(text) Front: SALVIDOR DALI EATING A BOWL OF SURREAL ART SURREAL MELTING WATCH AND GRASSHOPPER FLAVOR
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(description) Carricature of Salvador Dali eating pancake watches and grasshopers
(background) white
(iconic elements) Person - Salvador Dali Thing - Cereal box Thing - Bottle Thing - Ant Thing - Grasshopper
(subject) art -- general


longtemps
(text) Front: Longtemps, je me suis couche de bonne heure
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(description) Quote
(background) gray
(iconic elements) N/A
(subject) art -- general


detroit festival of the arts
(text) Front: 69th Annual Detroit Festival of the Arts. 15.16.17. September. 1995.
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(description) F: a clown riding one-wheel bike at the center with other clowns, rabbits, chair, sun, moon around
(background) pink
(iconic elements) Person - Clown Place - Detroit Thing - Bike Thing - Sun Thing - Moon
(subject) art -- general;;place -- us


frida kahlo
(text) Front: Frida Kahlo
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(description) Portrait of Frida Kahlo form the waist up
(background) white
(iconic elements) Person--Frida Kahlo
(subject) art -- general


detroit festival of arts
(text) Front: the 9th ANNUAL DETROIT FESTIVAL of the ARTS 15 16 17 September 1995
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(description) N/A
(background) pink
(iconic elements) Person -- Dancer
(subject) art -- general


free south africa
(text) Front: FREE SOUTH AFRICA
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(description) a keith haring design portraying a big black figure stomping on a small white figure and freeing herself from the noose the white figure is holding
(background) white
(iconic elements) Symbol - Resistance to Apartheid Person
(subject) social issues;;art -- postmodern

howard
(text) Front: N/A
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(description) pixelated howard
(background) white
(iconic elements) Person - Howard Besser
(subject) lis -- computer-related;;popular culture;;humor;;art -- postmodern


chicago museum
(text) Front: DON BAUM - ART EXPO - 88 Museum of Contemporary Art CHICAGO
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(description) Building with collage of images including portrait of Jesus Christ, Mona Lisa, pastoral scenes
(background) white
(iconic elements) Person - Jesus Christ Person - Mona Lisa Thing - Building
(subject) art -- postmodern


haring
(text) Front: KEITH HARING X Body Y B-501
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(description) Grid showing multicolored people engaged in various activities. Motion depicted by wavy lines.
(background) Yellow
(iconic elements) Person
(subject) art -- postmodern


fairer world
(text) Front: It's time for a fairer world OXFAM
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(description) Multi-colored montage of a symbolic world where people, animals, plants and technology are one.
(background) white
(iconic elements) Person --people thing -- animal
(subject) art -- postmodern;;social issues


portrait
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(description) A montage of pop icons including: Ronald Reagan, a smurf, a Botticelli, a pink flamingo, a cherub, a cupie doll, pizza and mighty mouse
(background) white
(iconic elements) Person - Ronald Reagan, Thing - screw, Thing - animal - flamingo, Thing - cartoon - Mighty Mouse
(subject) pop culture;;humor;;art -- postmodern


living theater
(text) Front: THE LIVING THEATER
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(description) simple rendering of a grecian man holding a harp
(background) black
(iconic elements) Person - man, Thing - harp
(subject) art -- postmodern


frank lloyd wright
(text) Front: frank lloyd wright
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(description) frank lloyd wright balloons and confetti window
(background) black
(iconic elements) Thing
(subject) art -- general;;places -- us


art show
(text) Front: Art Show Carson Street Gallery Sept 22 To Oct 5 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
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(description) Crazy pattern drawing with landscape.
(background) white
(iconic elements) Thing-house
(subject) art -- general;;places--us


X-Ray Vision
(text) Front: x-ray vision, pop-up tie
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(description) five lines of repeating images each line has a different image (sunglasses, men shaking hands, the sun, man with pop-up tie, head and shoulders of a man
(background) white
(iconic elements) Thing, Person
(subject) art -- postmodern;;pop culture;;humor


We Can Do It!
(text) Front: We Can Do It! war production co-ordinating committee
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(description) reproduction of the We Can Do It! poster featuring Rosie the Riveter
(background) white
(iconic elements) Person
(subject) history;;art -- general;;social issues


Windy City
(text) Front: The Windy City 1988 i.derwaux for the museum of contemporary ART CHCIAGO
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(description) men, cat, arms, and legs blown around
(background) white
(iconic elements) Thing - cat - hat, Person - arm - leg - man
(subject) places--us;;art -- general;;lis -- museum-related


Seducktion
(text) Front: Seducktion
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(description) one duck is holding another duck in its arms
(background) white
(iconic elements) Thing - duck
(subject) art -- general;;humor;;pop culture

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juan gris
(text) Front: JUAN GRIS
Back: University Art Museum 1 February - 8 April 1984 University of California, Berkeley
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(description) photo-negative of juan gris image
(background) black
(iconic elements) Person
(subject) art -- postmodern


girl before a mirror
(text) Front: GIRL BEFORE A MIRROR
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(description) picasso-esque depiction of a female and her reflection
(background) black
(iconic elements) Person - female, Thing - mirror
(subject) art--postmodern

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wegman's world
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Back: wegman's world;;walker art center
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(description) wegman's dog on front; text on back
(background) red
(iconic elements) Thing
(subject) art--postmodern;;places--us


fluxus
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Back: YOKO ONO
Sleeve: IN THE SPIRIT OF FLUXUS WALKER ART CENTER 1993 Walker Art Center
(description) abstract muted photograph of human butt
(background) white
(iconic elements) Person
(subject) art--postmodern


headless statue by table setting
(text) Front: [no text]
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(description) Reproduction of a surrealist painting or etching
(background) yellow
(iconic elements) Thing - Table Thing - Statue Thing - Chair Thing - Window Thing - Plants
(subject) art--postmodern


elephant nymph
(text) Front: [no text]
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(description) Reproduction of a circular drawing or painting depicting a nymph on a lily pad on a pond with an elephant in the background
(background) red
(iconic elements) Person - Nymph/Fairy Place - Pond Thing - Elephant
(subject) art--postmodern


three rivers
(text) Front: 1989 THREE RIVERS ARTS FESTIVAL PITTSBURG
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(description) Music festival promotion
(background) white
(iconic elements) N/A
(subject) art--general


dog shadows
(text) Front: Dog Shadows
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(description) Two dogs facing opposite directions showing their teeth
(background) white
(iconic elements) Thing - Dog
(subject) art--postmodern


butterfly woman looks at man holding a puppet
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(description) A man holds a puppet towards a nude woman with butterfly wings. There is pocketwatch in the upper left corner and the background is a filigree design.
(background) black
(iconic elements) Person
(subject) art--general


jackson pollock's cat
(text) Front: Jackson Pollock's Cat
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(description) Multicolored cat drags dripping paintcan across t-shirt
(background) white
(iconic elements) Thing - cat
(subject) art--postmodern


collezione peggy guggenheim venezia
(text) Front: Collezione Peggy Guggenheim venezia
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(description) multicolored geometric shapes with the text
(background) white
(iconic elements) N/A
(subject) art--general


Cave Painting
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(description) An abstract cave painting shows a flautist, a spiral, a snake, a grass-like plant, hand prints and several unidentified animals.
(background) gray
(iconic elements) Person Thing - Spiral Thing - Animal
(subject) art--general


porto rico
(text) Front: Seventeenth-century view of San Juan, from DE NIEUWE EN ONBEKENDE WERELD, by Montanus, Amsterdam, 1671.
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(description) engraving of a harbor scene
(background) yellow
(iconic elements) N/A
(subject) art


children blowing bubbles
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(description) four children in a garden blowing soap bubbles
(background) yellow
(iconic elements) Person - Child Thing - Bubble Thing - Gear
(subject) art--general


national museum of american art
(text) Front: WILLIAM H. JOHNSON NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART
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Sleeve: WILLIAM H. JOHNSON 1901-1970 Jitterbugs (1), ca. 1940-1941 oil on wood 39 3/4x31 in. Gift of the Harmon Foundation NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION - WASHINGTON, DC
(description) black man and woman dancing the jitterbug
(background) white
(iconic elements) Person - Man Person - Woman
(subject) art--postmodern

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