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Jack Balas, 2006; THE SHOCK OF THE NEW (#219); watercolor, acrylic, ink and pencil on paper; 23" x 15"

Text on page: "Here Robert Hughes's 'shock of the new' is replaced by the cozy message that artists are people just like the rest of us, who pursue their endeavors in the spirit of sincerity and truth."

Captions on page: "Maya Lin in her New York City studio, Photo Don Perdue. Lin can be seen in Program 3: 'Identity.'"
                                "Bruce Nauman in his New Mexico studio; from Program 3: 'Identity.'"
                                 "Andrea Zittel's A-Z Living Unit (detail), 1994, steel"