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Vito Acconci a retrospective, 1969 to 1980 : an exhibition organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, March 21-May 18, 1980 by Vito Acconci

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Published by The Museum in Chicago .
Written in English


  • Acconci, Vito, 1940- -- Exhibitions.

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Includes bibliographies.

StatementJudith Russi Kirshner.
ContributionsKirshner, Judith Russi., Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.)
LC ClassificationsN6537.A29 A4 1980
The Physical Object
Pagination48 p. :
Number of Pages48
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4123822M
ISBN 100933856032
LC Control Number80080546

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