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Oral history interview with Eric Fischl, 2008 June 4-5

Interviewee:
Fischl, Eric, 1948-  Search this
Interviewer:
Enright, Robert  Search this
Topic:
Sound recordings  Search this
Painters  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15615
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)281466
AAA_collcode_fischl08
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_281466
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Oral history interview with Eric Fischl and April Gornik, 2008 June 6

Interviewee:
Fischl, Eric, 1948-  Search this
Interviewer:
Enright, Robert  Search this
Topic:
Interviews  Search this
Painters  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15616
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)281467
AAA_collcode_fisgor08
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_281467
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America: Now and Here records

Creator:
America: Now and Here, circa 2010-2011  Search this
Names:
Dunn, Dorothy  Search this
Fischl, Eric, 1948-  Search this
Extent:
0.9 Linear feet
0.891 Gigabytes
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Gigabytes
Interviews
Date:
circa 2010-2012
Summary:
The records of America: Now and Here, a traveling arts program headquartered in New York City that provided traveling arts presentations, measure 0.9 linear feet and 5.05 GB and date from circa 2010-2012. The collection consists of interviews with artists and poets, two writings, and printed and digital material, much relating to the America: Now and Here program in Kansas City (2011 May). The materials were designed to create interactive dialogues with visitors about the "American Journey," our culture, the arts, and creativity.
Scope and Contents:
The records of America: Now and Here, a traveling arts program headquartered in New York City that provided traveling arts presentations, measure 0.9 linear feet and 5.05 GB and date from circa 2010-2012. The collection consists of interviews with artists and poets, two writings, and printed and digital material, much relating to the America: Now and Here program in Kansas City (2011 May). The materials were designed to create interactive dialogues with visitors about the "American Journey," our culture, the arts, and creativity.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 4 series.

Series 1: Interviews, circa 2010 (Box 1; 0.3 linear feet, ER01; 1.52 GB)

Series 2: Writings, 2010-2011 (Box 1; 2 folders, ER02; 1.52 GB)

Series 3: Printed Material, circa 2010-2012 (Boxes 1-2, OV 3; 0.5 linear feet, ER03; 2.01 GB)

Series 4: Artwork, circa 2010 (Box 2; 1 folder)
Historical Note:
America: Now and Here, a privately funded project, was founded by artist Eric Fischl with Dorothy Dunn as Director. Its mission was to provide a multi-disciplinary art experience that would travel from cities to small towns, encouraging dialogues among ordinary Americans about issues of importance to this country. Included in the program were visual art exhibitions, plays, movies, music, poetry, and inter-active exercises with an emphasis on young people's participation. More than 150 artists were involved with the program. Mobile truck visual art exhibitions would be situated with performance space and retail shops, driving economic activity in participating regions. The exhibitions traveled to Chicago, Detroit, Kansas City, Baltimore, Aspen and other venues. The program was suspended in 2012 due to lack of funds.
Provenance:
The America: Now and Here records were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2012 by Dorothy Dunn, former Director of the organization.
Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requrires advance notice.
Rights:
The America: Now and Here records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Traveling exhibitions  Search this
Artists and community  Search this
Community arts projects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Citation:
America: Now and Here records, circa 2010-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.amernowh
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Museum of Contemporary Art interviews

Creator:
Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Names:
Adrian, Dennis, 1937-  Search this
Brown, Roger, 1941-1997  Search this
Close, Chuck, 1940-  Search this
Danforth, George  Search this
Fischl, Eric, 1948-  Search this
Hafif, Marcia, 1929-  Search this
Jacobi, Peter, 1935-  Search this
Jacobi, Ritzi, 1941-  Search this
Keister, Steve, 1949-  Search this
LeWitt, Sol, 1928-2007  Search this
Lohan, Dirk  Search this
Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig, 1886-1969  Search this
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Pozzi, Lucio, 1935-  Search this
Ryman, Robert, 1930-  Search this
Schulze, Franz, 1927-  Search this
Yasuda, Robert, 1940-  Search this
Extent:
8 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Interviews
Video recordings
Date:
1979-1986
Summary:
The Museum of Contemporary Art Interviews measure 8 linear feet and contain video interviews with 35 artists, curators, and an art collector, conducted by the staff of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago between 1979 and 1986, on 107 U-Matic videocassettes.
Scope and Contents:
The Museum of Contemporary Art Interviews measure 8 linear feet and contain video interviews with 35 artists, curators, and an art collector, conducted by the staff of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago between 1979 and 1986, on 107 U-Matic videocassettes.

The first set of interviews are with contemporary artists who had solo exhibitions at the museum between 1979 and 1985, including Chuck Close, Roger Brown, Eric Fischl, Peter and Ritzi Jacobi, Steve Keister, Sol Le Witt, and collector Dennis Adrian, whose Chicago art collection was exhibited in 1982. The remainder of the series contains four sets of interviews and other footage relating to exhibitions and programming, including the 1979 exhibition Wall Painting - Ryman, Hafif, Pozzi, Jackson, Yasuda; the 1981 exhibition Kick out the jams: Detroit's Cass Corridor 1963-1977; and the 1983 exhibition and educational program Eleven Chicago Artists, created with Chicago's N.A.M.E. gallery, which traveled to area high schools featuring short video documentaries about each artist that were created from the footage on the tapes in this collection. The last set includes interviews with architects Dirk Lohan and George Danforth and historian Franz Schulze, created for the 1986 program "Mies van der Rohe Remembered," celebrating the centennial of the architect's birth.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged as one series.

Series 1: Interviews with Artists, Collectors, and Curators (Boxes 1-8)
Biographical / Historical:
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago was founded in 1967 with Jan van der Marck as its first Director. The period from 1979 to 1986, represented in the videorecordings in this collection, was a period of physical expansion for the Museum, as well as a period when audiovisual components of artworks and exhibition design were increasingly incorporated into exhibitions and other programming. In 1979, a physical expansion of the museum begun in 1977 was unveiled with the opening of four new galleries, signaling an increased capacity for showing local and emerging contemporary artists and engaging the community.

The museum's education department began using video to create a rich record of solo and group exhibitions mounted at the museum, and created short video programs to reach out to new audiences. For their 1979 Wall Paintings exhibition, artists were interviewed while making their work in the museum, creating a visual record of the ephemeral works on display and the process of their creation. Video interviews with Detroit artists were created in preparation for a 1981 exhibition showing contemporary artists in the Cass Corridor community of that city. In 1983, Museum staff collaborated with Chicago's N.A.M.E. gallery to create the traveling exhibition Eleven Chicago Artists, which combined artwork with video documentaries showing artists at work and talking about their creative process. The exhibition traveled to city and suburban schools around Chicago. And on the centenary of the birth of architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1986, interviews were conducted with Mies' grandson, Dirk Lohan, also an architect, as well as architectural historians George Danforth and Franz Schulze.
Provenance:
Donated 1986 by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Museum of Contemporary Art interviews are for study purposes only. Duplication requires prior written permission from the Museum of Contemporary Art, 237 East Ontario Street, Chicago, Ill, 60611. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Artists -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Art -- Michigan -- Detroit  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Video recordings
Citation:
Museum of Contemporary Art interviews, 1979-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.musecaci
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Museum of Contemporary Art interviews
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Richard Artschwager papers

Creator:
Artschwager, Richard, 1923-  Search this
Names:
Adair Margo Gallery  Search this
Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts  Search this
Cornell University.  Search this
Gagosian Gallery  Search this
Galerie Franck + Schulte  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art  Search this
Leo Castelli Gallery  Search this
Lorence-Monk Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Museum Ludwig  Search this
Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
University of Wisconsin  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Alloway, Lawrence, 1926-1990  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Copley, William Nelson, 1919-1996  Search this
Fischl, Eric, 1948-  Search this
Johnson, Ray, 1927-  Search this
Karp, Ivan C., 1926-2012  Search this
Katz, Alex, 1927-  Search this
Kimmelman, Michael  Search this
Lawler, Louise  Search this
LeWitt, Sol, 1928-2007  Search this
Murray, Elizabeth, 1940-  Search this
Namuth, Hans  Search this
Neuendorf, Hans  Search this
Ruscha, Edward  Search this
Schaffner, Ingrid  Search this
Schjeldahl, Peter  Search this
Waters, John, 1946-  Search this
Woodman, Betty, 1930-  Search this
Extent:
5.6 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Illustrated letters
Transcripts
Sketches
Photographs
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Date:
1959-2013
Summary:
The papers of New York painter and sculptor Richard Artschwager measure 5.6 linear feet and date from 1959-2013. The papers include extensive correspondence, recorded talks and a lecture, exhibition files, printed material, and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of New York painter and sculptor Richard Artschwager measure 5.6 linear feet and date from 1959-2013. The papers include extensive correspondence, recorded talks and a lecture, exhibition files, printed material, and photographs.

Artschwager's correspondence is with museums, galleries, artists, art historians, academic institutions, and publishers and concerns exhibitions, speaking engagements, and teaching. Frequent correspondents include Lawrence Alloway, Leo Castelli Gallery, Gagosian Gallery, Galerie Franck + Schulte, Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Ivan Karp, Museum Ludwig, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Ingrid Schaffner, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Also found are letters from fellow artists, including William Copley, Eric Fischl, Ray Johnson, Louise Lawler, Sol Lewitt, Ed Ruscha, John Waters, and Betty Woodman. Some letters are annotated or illustrated with sketches by Artschwager.

The collection includes a lecture and recorded talks by Richard Artschwager held at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, and the Carpenter Center of the Visual Arts, Harvard University, and other venues. One of the recordings is from the "Conversations with Contemporary Artists" series of the Museum of Modern Art. Also included in this series is a recorded discussion with artists Alex Katz and Elizabeth Murray and art critics Michael Kimmelman and Peter Schjeldahl.

Exhibition files are found for exhibitions held at Adair Margo Gallery, Lorence Monk Gallery, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Cornell University, and numerous others, including many in Europe. Files typically contain correspondence, price lists, announcements, printed material, photographs, and a few sound and video recordings.

Printed material includes invitations and announcements as well as posters, reproductions, and brochures, mostly related to Richard Artschwager's exhibitions. Newspaper and magazine clippings document exhibition openings and the critical reception of his work.

There are also a few photographs including images of Leo Castelli by Hans Namuth used by Artschwager in preparing for his portrait of Castelli.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 5 series.

Series 1: Correspondence, circa 1970-2013 (Boxes 1-3; 3.0 linear feet)

Series 2: Talks and Lecture, 1985-2009 (Box 4; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 3: Exhibition Files, 1973-2007 (Boxes 4-5; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1959-2012 (Boxes 5-6, OV 7; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 5: Photographs, circa 1973, 2007 (Box 6, OV 8; 0.1 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Richard Artschwager (1923-2013) lived and worked in New York City and Hudson, New York and was known primarily for his paintings and sculptures. Artschwager was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in New Mexico. As a youth, Artschwager showed a talent for drawing. He studied chemistry and mathematics at Cornell University. In 1944, Artschwager interrupted his studies to enlist in the U.S. Army. After the war, he returned to Cornell to complete his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1948. Encouraged by his first wife, Elfriede Wejmelka to develop his interest in art, Artschwager moved to New York to study at the Studio School of Amédée Ozenfant. His paintings and drawings from this period were featured in two group shows at the Terrain Gallery in 1957 and at the Art Directions Gallery on Madison Avenue in 1959, where they were recognized by Donald Judd.

In the 1950s, in order to support his family, Artschwager turned to designing and manufacturing modern furniture. His woodworking skills inspired him to create sculptures from utilitarian objects such as tables, chairs, and mirrors. He is best known for the use of building materials Celotex and Formica in his work and for inventing an abstract form he called "blps" reliefs, stencils or decals that were installed randomly in museum, gallery and public spaces. From the mid-1980s to late 1990s, Artschwager designed large scale projects, though he continued to incorporate everyday domestic objects in his sculptures and paintings.

In 1965, Artschwager was given his first one-man exhibition at the Castelli Gallery and he remained with the Gallery for thirty years. He was also represented by Mary Boone, David Nolan, and the Gagosian Gallery. In the 1980s, Artschwager served on the Visual Arts Policy Committee at the National Endowment of the Arts. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts in 1992. He was a visiting artist at New Mexico State University, Soka University, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and the University of Arizona. Artschwager's work was the subject of a major surveys, including the Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Neues Museum, and Serpentine Gallery. He participated in numerous international group shows including the Venice Biennale and Documenta in Kassel, Germany. The Whitney Museum of American Art honored Artschwager with two travelling retrospective exhibitions in 1988 and 2012. In late 2012, Artschwager had one-man shows at the Gagosian Gallery and David Nolan Gallery.

Richard Artschwager died at the age of 89 years in 2013. He is survived by his wife, Ann Sebring Artschwager and three children from previous marriages.
Related Materials:
Also found among the resources at the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Artschwager, March 3-28, 1972, conducted by Paul Cummings.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Richard Artschwager and his wife Ann Artschwager in 2013.
Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Richard Artschwager papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art critics  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Illustrated letters
Transcripts
Sketches
Photographs
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Citation:
Richard Artschwager papers, 1959-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.artsrich
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Richard Artschwager papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-artsrich
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Eric Fischl: artist file, [photographs]

Artist:
Fischl, Eric 1948-  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Artist files
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Image number:
VFM VF001043
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_138596

Rift Raft / Eric Fischl ; introduction by Tim Adams

Title:
Eric Fischl Rift Raft
Author:
Fischl, Eric 1948-  Search this
Author of introduction:
Adams, Tim  Search this
Subject:
Fischl, Eric 1948-  Search this
Fischl, Eric 1948-  Search this
Physical description:
55 pages : colour illustrations ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Catalogs
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2016
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1088414

Ten breaths / Eric Fischl ; Kestnergesellschaft

Title:
10 breaths
Author:
Fischl, Eric 1948-  Search this
Kestner-Gesellschaft  Search this
Subject:
Fischl, Eric 1948-  Search this
Physical description:
141 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2007
C2007
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_920409

Eric Fischl : early paintings

Author:
Fischl, Eric 1948-  Search this
Skarstedt Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Fischl, Eric 1948-  Search this
Physical description:
46 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2012
2011
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_986099

Eric Fischl : paintings, March 16 - April 9, 1983

Author:
Fischl, Eric 1948-  Search this
Sir George Williams Art Galleries  Search this
Subject:
Fischl, Eric 1948-  Search this
Physical description:
[16] p. : ill. ; 19 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1983
[1983?]
Call number:
N40.1.F528 S6
N40.1.F528S6
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_227945

Eric Fischl / essay by Peter Schjeldahl ; edited by David Whitney

Author:
Fischl, Eric 1948-  Search this
Schjeldahl, Peter  Search this
Whitney, David  Search this
Subject:
Fischl, Eric 1948- Themes, motives  Search this
Physical description:
270 p. : col. ill. ; 32 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1988
C1988
Call number:
N40.1.F528 S3 1988
N40.1.F528 S3 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_386700

Eric Fischl

Author:
Fischl, Eric 1948-  Search this
Schmidt-Wulffen, Stephan  Search this
Galerie Michael Werner  Search this
Subject:
Fischl, Eric 1948-  Search this
Physical description:
[14] pages, 10 leaves of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_635759

Eric Fischl

Author:
Fischl, Eric 1948-  Search this
Waddington Galleries  Search this
Subject:
Fischl, Eric 1948-  Search this
Physical description:
24 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1989
C1989
Call number:
ND237.F434 A4 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_645482

Eric Fischl, paintings

Author:
Fischl, Eric 1948-  Search this
Sir George Williams Art Galleries  Search this
Subject:
Fischl, Eric 1948-  Search this
Physical description:
[16] p. : ill. ; 19 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1983
[1983]
Call number:
ND237.F434 A4 1983
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_648666

Eric Fischl, dessins : 16 mars-14 avril, 1983

Title:
Eric Fischl, drawings
Author:
Fischl, Eric 1948-  Search this
Centre Saidye Bronfman  Search this
Subject:
Fischl, Eric 1948-  Search this
Physical description:
12 p. : ill. ; 22 x 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1983
20th century
Topic:
Drawing  Search this
Call number:
NC139 .F54 A4 1983
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_699553

Eric Fischl : inediti su tela e carta

Author:
Fischl, Eric 1948-  Search this
Galleria Lawrence Rubin (Milan, Italy)  Search this
Subject:
Fischl, Eric 1948-  Search this
Physical description:
39 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1998
C1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_777475

Eric Fischl : prints + drawings

Title:
Eric Fischl : prints and drawings
Author:
Fischl, Eric 1948-  Search this
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts  Search this
Subject:
Fischl, Eric 1948-  Search this
Physical description:
40 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2006
C2006
Call number:
N6537.F475 A4 2006
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_802938

Eric Fischl, 1970-2007 / Arthur C. Danto, Robert Enright, Steve Martin

Author:
Danto, Arthur C. 1924-2013-  Search this
Fischl, Eric 1948-  Search this
Enright, Robert  Search this
Martin, Steve 1945-  Search this
Subject:
Fischl, Eric 1948-  Search this
Physical description:
351 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Catalogs
Date:
2008
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_895427

Fischl

Author:
Fischl, Eric 1948-  Search this
Kuspit, Donald B (Donald Burton) 1935-  Search this
Subject:
Fischl, Eric 1948-  Search this
Physical description:
93 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm
Type:
Interviews
Place:
United States
Date:
1987
20th century
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_923315

Eric Fischl : 14 May to 25 June 1988

Author:
Fischl, Eric 1948-  Search this
Mary Boone Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Fischl, Eric 1948-  Search this
Physical description:
33 unnumbered pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
1988
©1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_923316

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