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Dec 262010
 

FRED TOMASELLI, Sept. 15, 2005, 2010
15 x 17.4 inches
edition 80, signed, numbered
screenprint, inkjet print
published by James Cohan Gallery, New York  $ 1,200.- December 2012

On the September 15, 2005, Fred Tomaselli alters a more than disturbing front page image of bomb victims in Baghdad, drawing over a photograph with a colorful flower pattern. The swirling vines, reminiscent of traditional Islamic arabesques, distract from the horror of the subject, a suicide bombing that killed nearly 150 people in Iraq.