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List of Artworks:


Alexandros of Antioch


Aphrodite of Milos 130 and 100BC


Marble sculpture 203 cm (6.7 ft) high


Louvre Museum in Paris




Barbara Kruger


Untitled (You Invest in the Divinity of the Masterpiece) 1982


Photostat 182.2 x 115.8 cm




Paul Jackson Pollock


Blue Poles 1952


Oil on canvas 210 cm × 486.8 cm


National Gallery of Australia, Canberra


Pablo Picasso


Guernica 1950


Oil on Canvas 349 cm × 776 cm


Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid




Richard Hamilton


Just What Makes Today’s Homes So Different 1956


Collage 26 cm × 24.8 cm (10.25 in × 9.75 in)


Kunsthalle Tübingen, Tübingen










Harrison, M. 2012, Notes for the Writing Laboratory, 29th February.




Harrison, M. 2012, The Writer, Design, Distribution, 7th March.




Harrison, M. 2012, The Work, 11th April.


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