Spring 2020 Featured Literature, Criticism & Writings

Last West: Roadsongs for Dorothea Lange
By Tess Taylor.

In Last West, poet Tess Taylor follows Dorothea Lange’s winding paths across California during the Great Depression and in its immediate aftermath. On these journeys, Lange photographed migrant laborers, Dust Bowl refugees, tent cities and >>more

The Museum of Modern Art, New York
ISBN 9781633451094
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Pbk, 5 x 7.75 in. / 64 pgs / 10 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/25/2020 In stock

Art and Decoration
By Oscar Wilde.

Oscar Wilde was one of the most influential writers on art and design in the late 19th century. Alongside his acclaimed plays, novel and short stories, he wrote and lectured extensively on the subject. This >>more

Art / Books Vintage Classics
ISBN 9781908970541
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Clth, 4.25 x 6.5 in. / 216 pgs.
Pub Date: 06/09/2020 Awaiting stock

Oscar Wilde's Italian Dream 1875–1900
By Renato Miracco. Introduction by Philip Kennicott.

In Oscar Wilde’s Italian Dream 1875–1900, leading Wilde scholar Renato Miracco combines written research with previously unseen visual material ranging from Wilde’s earliest heady trips to Italy as an Oxford student to recently released court >>more

ISBN 9788862087148
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Hbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 160 pgs / 40 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/07/2020 In stock

Félix Fénéon: The Anarchist and the Avant-Garde
Edited with text by Starr Figura, Isabelle Cahn, Philippe Peltier. Text by Cécile Bargues, Yaelle Biro, Anna Blaha, Megan Fontanella, Claudine Grammont, Joan U. Halperin, Charlotte Hellman, Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel, Patricia Leighten, Léa Saint-Raymond, Élodie Vaudry, Marnin Young.

“It would not be a commonplace portrait at all, but a carefully composed picture, with very carefully arranged colors and lines. A rhythmic and angular pose. A decorative Félix, entering with his hat or a >>more

The Museum of Modern Art, New York
ISBN 9781633451018
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Clth, 9 x 10.5 in. / 256 pgs / 228 color.
Pub Date: 05/19/2020 Awaiting stock

You've Got to Do a Damn Sight Better than That, Buster
By Hank O’Neal.

Hank O’Neal met Berenice Abbott in 1972 at the coffee shop of a Holiday Inn on 57th Street in New York City. After a two-hour meeting Abbott suggested he should visit her if he was >>more

ISBN 9783958297012
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Clth, 11.5 x 12.25 in. / 304 pgs / 86 color / 309 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/25/2020 Awaiting stock

The Future of Transportation
Edited by Henry Grabar. Text by Atossa Araxia Abrahamian, Darren Andersen, Laura Bliss, Alison Griswold, Nick Van Mead, Christopher Schaberg. Illustrations by Olalekan Jeyifous.

With the promise of delivery drones, personal helicopters, and groceries delivered right to your refrigerator, one might think we are living in the best of transportation times. Most city commuters would be quick to tell >>more

Metropolis Books
ISBN 9781942884453
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Pbk, 4.25 x 7 in. / 124 pgs / 7 color.
Pub Date: 11/19/2019 In stock

And It Came to Pass—Not to Stay
By R. Buckminster Fuller. Edited by Jaime Snyder.

First published in 1976, issued in a new edition in 2008, and now back in print, And It Came to Pass—Not to Stay brings together a selection of Buckminster Fuller's (1895–1983) lyrical and philosophical best, >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037786215
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Pbk, 4.75 x 7.5 in. / 192 pgs / 5 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/20/2019 In stock

Utopia or Oblivion
By R. Buckminster Fuller. Edited by Jaime Snyder.

Composed of lectures given by Buckminster Fuller throughout the world in the 1960s, Utopia or Oblivion presents the thesis that humanity, for the first time in its history, has the opportunity to create a world >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037786222
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Pbk, 4.75 x 7.5 in. / 448 pgs / 32 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/20/2019 In stock

The Saddest Thing Is That I Have Had to Use Words: A Madeline Gins Reader
Edited with introduction by Lucy Ives.

Poet, philosopher, speculative architect and transdisciplinary artist, Madeline Gins is well known for her collaborations with her husband, the artist Arakawa, on the experimental architectural project Reversible Destiny, in which they sought to arrest mortality >>more

ISBN 9781938221248
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Pbk, 6 x 8 in. / 328 pgs / 184 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/21/2020 In stock

Bernadette Mayer: Memory

In July 1971, Bernadette Mayer embarked on an experiment: for one month she shot a roll of 35mm film each day and kept a journal. The result was a conceptual work that investigates the nature >>more

ISBN 9781938221255
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Hbk, 10 x 7.25 in. / 332 pgs / 1155 color.
Pub Date: 05/19/2020 Awaiting stock

Dance Dance Film Essays
By Douglas Crimp. Edited by Karen Kelly, Barbara Schroeder. Introduction by Lynne Cooke.

Pioneering AIDS activist, art critic, educator and curator Douglas Crimp is known for the fluidity and acuity of his writing on an array of passions. His book AIDS: Cultural Analysis/Cultural Activism (1987) deconstructed the art >>more

Dancing Foxes Press/Galerie Buchholz
ISBN 9781733688949
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Clth, 7.25 x 8.5 in. / 224 pgs / 95 color.
Pub Date: 07/21/2020 Awaiting stock

The Pragmatism in the History of Art
By Molly Nesbit.

First published in 2013 and quickly going out of print, Molly Nesbit’s The Pragmatism in the History of Art traces the questions that modern art history and theory has used to make sense of the >>more

Inventory Press
ISBN 9781941753279
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Hbk, 6 x 9 in. / 128 pgs / 15 color / 17 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/23/2020 Awaiting stock

Word Book
By Ludwig Wittgenstein. Introduction by Désirée Weber. Translated by Bettina Funcke. Art & cover design by Paul Chan.

“I had never thought the dictionaries would be so frightfully expensive. I think, if I live long enough, I will produce a small dictionary for elementary schools. It appears to me to be an urgent >>more

Badlands Unlimited
ISBN 9781943263240
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Hbk, 5.5 x 8.25 in. / 96 pgs / 15 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/02/2020 Awaiting stock

By Leonor Fini. Introduction by Jonathan P. Eburne. Translation by Serena Shanken Skwersky, William T. Kulik.

Originally published in French in 1979, Rogomelec was the third of Leonor Fini’s novels. All the qualities of the paintings for which she is famed can be found in it: an undermining of patriarchy, the >>more

Wakefield Press
ISBN 9781939663481
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 80 pgs / 14 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/21/2020 In stock

The Great Nocturnal
By Jean Ray. Introduction and translation by Scott Nicolay.

After the commercial failure of his 1931 collection of fantastical stories Cruise of Shadows, Jean Ray spent the next decade writing and publishing under other names in the stifling atmosphere of Ghent. Only in the >>more

Wakefield Press
ISBN 9781939663498
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Pbk, 5.5 x 8 in. / 144 pgs.
Pub Date: 06/02/2020 Awaiting stock

Waystations of the Deep Night
By Marcel Brion. Introduction by George MacLennan. Translation by George MacLennan, Edward Gauvin.

First published in France in the dark year of 1942, the story collection Waystations of the Deep Night remains the best-known of Marcel Brion’s numerous novels and stories in the vein of the strange and >>more

Wakefield Press
ISBN 9781939663504
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Pbk, 5.5 x 8 in. / 256 pgs.
Pub Date: 06/02/2020 Awaiting stock

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge: Sacred Intent
Edited with introduction and interviews by Carl Abrahamsson. Introduction by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge.

Published for legendary artist and musician Genesis Breyer P-Orridge’s 70th birthday in 2020, Sacred Intent gathers conversations between Breyer P-Orridge and his friend and collaborator, the Swedish author Carl Abrahamsson. From the first 1986 fanzine-based >>more

Trapart Books
ISBN 9789198451269
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Pbk, 5.75 x 8.25 in. / 384 pgs / 20 b&w.
Pub Date: 05/12/2020 Awaiting stock

Mechanical Fantasy Box
Introduction by Jorge Socarras. Foreword by Theresa McGinley. Preface by Josh Cheon. Illustrations by Gwenaël Rattke.

Patrick Cowley (1950–82) was one of the most revolutionary and influential figures in electronic dance music. Born in Buffalo, Cowley moved to San Francisco in 1971 to study music at the City College of San >>more

Dark Entries Editions
ISBN 9781942884545
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Pbk, 8 x 6 in. / 128 pgs / 4 color / 32 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/26/2019 In stock

Sol LeWitt: Folds and Rips
Text by Dieter Schwarz.

In 1966, Sol LeWitt (1928–2007) conceived a new type of work that he described as “drawings without drawing,” in which he replaced the act of drawing itself by using various ways of folding paper. In >>more

Walther König, Köln
ISBN 9783960987116
US $55.00 CAN $77.00 FLAT40
Pbk, 9.5 x 13 in. / 160 pgs / 150 color.
Pub Date: 04/21/2020 In stock

Peter Saul: Professional Artist Correspondence, 1945–1976
Edited with text by Dan Nadel.

Painter Peter Saul (born 1934), considered one of the founding fathers of pop art but certainly not reducible to that movement, is best known for his cartoonish paintings in Day-Glo hues satirizing American culture. Saul >>more

Bad Dimension Press
ISBN 9781942884583
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Clth, 6.5 x 9 in. / 200 pgs / 20 color / 10 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/23/2020 Awaiting stock

Artists on Robert Smithson
Edited by Katherine Atkins, Kelly Kivland. Text by Matthew Buckingham, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Mark Dion, Teresita Fernández, Trevor Paglen, Rayyane Tabet, Diana Thater.

This is the fifth volume in a series that builds upon Dia Art Foundation’s Artists on Artists lectures. The contributors to Artists on Robert Smithson engage with Smithson’s work in myriad ways: Matthew Buckingham’s essay >>more

Dia Art Foundation
ISBN 9780944521915
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Pbk, 5.25 x 7 in. / 200 pgs / 100 color.
Pub Date: 04/28/2020 In stock

Upgrade Available
By Julia Christensen. Edited by Karen Kelly, Barbara Schroeder. Conversations with Ravi Agarwal, Cory Arcangel, Lori Emerson, Jessica Gambling, Rick Prelinger, Bobbye Tigerman, Laura Welcher.

This volume documents an ongoing investigation by artist Julia Christensen (born 1976) into how our relentless "upgrade culture"—the perceived notion that we need to constantly upgrade our electronics to remain relevant—fundamentally impacts our experience of >>more

Dancing Foxes Press
ISBN 9781733688925
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Pbk, 7.75 x 9.5 in. / 144 pgs / 56 color.
Pub Date: 06/23/2020 Awaiting stock

Excerpts from the 1971 Journal of Rosemary Mayer
Edited with introduction by Marie Warsh. Foreword by Maika Pollack.

Rosemary Mayer (1943–2014) produced a vast body of work that includes sculptures, outdoor installations, drawings, illustrations, artist’s books, lyrical essays and art criticism. In 1971 she began to focus on the use of fabric as >>more

Soberscove Press
ISBN 9781940190259
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Pbk, 5.75 x 8.25 in. / 164 pgs / 22 color.
Pub Date: 05/12/2020 Awaiting stock

Where the Future Came From
Edited with introduction by Meg Duguid. Text by Jeffreen M Hayes, Rana Liu, Kate Sierzputowski.

Collective projects are the lifeblood of Chicago’s art scene. Where the Future Came From expands upon previous research by refocusing the narrative around the work of women and women-identified makers from the late 19th century >>more

Soberscove Press
ISBN 9781940190242
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Pbk, 8 x 10 in. / 240 pgs / 15 b&w.
Pub Date: 05/19/2020 In stock

Edited with text by Peer Illner.

A notion that increasingly haunts contemporary political theory and practice as we all purposefully or pointlessly work more and more hours, “unworking” overturns the blind valorization of work and action and invites us to think >>more

Walther König, Köln
ISBN 9783941360679
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7.25 in. / 220 pgs.
Pub Date: 06/23/2020 Awaiting stock

Renee Gladman & Fred Moten: One Long Black Sentence

Since 2013, poet, novelist, essayist and artist Renee Gladman (born 1971)—author of the acclaimed Ravickians novels—has been doing a kind of asemic writing that is also at once drawing and architecture (some of this work >>more

Image Text Ithaca Press
ISBN 9781733497107
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Clth, 10 x 8 in. / 112 pgs / 61 color.
Pub Date: 06/23/2020 Awaiting stock

Bridget Riley: The Eye's Mind
Edited by Robert Kudielka.

This volume, now fully revised and updated for the third time, reveals the mind behind a remarkable artistic achievement, drawing together the most important texts and interviews of the last 50 years.

Riley (born 1931), one >>more

The Bridget Riley Art Foundation
ISBN 9781999853914
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Flexi, 6.75 x 9.25 in. / 464 pgs / 106 color / 1 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/22/2019 In stock

Bridget Riley: Dialogues on Art
Edited by Robert Kudielka. Introduction by Richard Shone. Conversations by Neil MacGregor, E.H. Gombrich, Michael Craig-Martin, Andrew Graham Dixon, Bryan Robertson.

On the occasion of a major exhibition of Bridget Riley's (born 1931) work at the Hayward Gallery, London, in 1992, BBC Radio broadcast an illuminating series of five dialogues, each one between Riley and a >>more

The Bridget Riley Art Foundation
ISBN 9781999853921
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Pbk, 6.75 x 9.25 in. / 128 pgs / 46 color.
Pub Date: 10/22/2019 In stock

Amuse-bouche: The Taste of Art
Text by Antje Baecker, Ralf Beil, Marisa Benjamim, Felix Broecker, et al.

How do we describe taste, among all of our senses? And how are perceptions of taste created in the first place? Can taste be manipulated? What role does the experience of taste play in social >>more

Hatje Cantz
ISBN 9783775746397
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Pbk, 6.5 x 9.25 in. / 144 pgs / 30 color.
Pub Date: 05/12/2020 Awaiting stock

Piero Manzoni: Writings on Art
Edited with introduction by Gaspare Luigi Marcone. Foreword by Rosalia Pasqualino di Marineo. Text by Piero Manzoni, Benjamin H.D. Buchloh.

Featuring a luxurious faux-leather binding, Piero Manzoni: Writings on Art features 25 texts by the Italian artist Piero Manzoni (1933–63), spanning from 1956 to 1963, the year of the artist’s premature death by heart attack.

Writing >>more

Hauser & Wirth Publishers
ISBN 9783906915333
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Hbk, 6.5 x 8.75 in. / 268 pgs.
Pub Date: 01/28/2020 In stock

Composing the Space: Sculptures in the Avant-Garde
Edited by Malgorzata Jedrzejczyk, Katarzyna Sloboda. Text by Naum Gabo, Barbara Hepworth, Katarzyna Kobro, László Moholy-Nagy, Vladimir Tatlin, Georges Vantongerloo, Yve-Alain Bois, Carola Giedion-Welcker, Rosalind Krauss, Megan Luke, Alex Potts.

Guided in part by the concerns of Polish sculptor Katarzyna Kobro, Composing the Space looks at avant-garde sculpture’s dialogues with various conceptions of space, movement and the human body. Kobro’s artistic experiments are presented in >>more

Walther König, Köln
ISBN 9783960986591
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Pbk, 8.75 x 10.75 in. / 264 pgs / 42 color / 18 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/21/2020 In stock

Afternoon of a Faun / L’aprčs-midi d’un faune
By Stéphane Mallarmé. Translation by Holly Cundiff. Illustrations by Édouard Manet.

The second published collaboration between Stéphane Mallarmé and Édouard Manet (after Mallarmé’s translation of Poe’s “The Raven”), L’aprčs-midi d’un faune is one of the poet’s best-known works. It provided the basis for Debussy’s Prélude ŕ >>more

ISBN 9781646570027
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Pbk, 8 x 11.25 in. / 24 pgs / 4 color.
Pub Date: 03/10/2020 In stock

Looking Writing Reading Looking
Text by Georgi Gospodinov, Colm Tóibín, Claudia Rankine, Richard Ford, Peter Laugesen, Chris Kraus, Sjón, Anne Carson, Roxane Gay, CAConrad, Mariana Enriquez, Hiromi Ito, Delphine de Vigan, Domenico Starnone, Yoko Tawada, Jacques Roubaud, Gunnhild Řyehaug, Eileen Myles, Tomas Espedal, Christian Kracht, Guadalupe Nettel, Anne Waldman, Matias Faldbakken, Chigozie Obioma, Péter Nádas, Tahar Ben Jelloun.

In this book, 26 internationally renowned poets, writers and essayists such as Anne Carson, Richard Ford, Roxane Gay, Colm Toíbín, Eileen Myles, Sjón, Gunnhild Řyehaug, Anne Waldman and Claudia Rankine engage in dialogue with artworks >>more

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
ISBN 9788793659216
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Hbk, 6.75 x 9.75 in. / 188 pgs / 40 color / 5 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/21/2020 In stock

Conversations with Artists II
By Heidi Zuckerman.

In Volume II of Conversations with Artists, Heidi Zuckerman, CEO and Director of the Aspen Art Museum, continues to explore the critical practices, daily lives and philosophical interests of artists working today. Her insightful questions >>more

Aspen Art Press
ISBN 9780934324892
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Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 280 pgs.
Pub Date: 12/17/2019 In stock

Thinking in Thin Air
Edited with text by Finn Canonica. Text by Peter Zumthor, Philip Ursprung, Bethan Huws, Rem Koolhass, Oscar Tuazon, Nina von Albertinu, Eileen Myles, Bruno Taut, Robert Walser, Simone Weil, Julian Charričre, Hans Danuser, Zvi Hecker, Ravit Helled, Marcel Proust, Thomas Hirschhorn, Joanna Lesnierowska, Gianni Pettena, Tobias Rehberger, Hans Jörg Ruch, Rolf Sachs, Michael Schindhelm, Juergen Teller, Tomás Saraceno, Oscar Tuazon, Adrián Villar Rojas, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Bice Curiger, Daniel Baumann.

In the Engadine mountain village of Zuoz, high in the Swiss Alps, artists, architects and scientists gather every winter to talk about their ideas and projects and to exchange ideas beyond the boundaries of their >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037786246
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Pbk, 6 x 8.5 in. / 312 pgs / 80 color.
Pub Date: 03/24/2020 In stock

When Fact Is Fiction
Edited with text by Nele Wynants. Text by Pascal Gielen, Andrea Gorki, Charlotte Lybeer, Sigrid Merx, Patrícia Portela, Jonas Rutgeerts, Nienke Scholts, Katharina Smets, Elly Van Eeghem, Peter Van Goethem, Stefan Vanthuyne, Ludovik Vermeersch.

“Fake news” and “alternative facts” have recently entered the public lexicon, speaking to a renewed confusion over concepts of truth and reality. But these concerns have long been addressed in the field of documentary art, >>more

ISBN 9789492095718
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Pbk, 5.25 x 8.25 in. / 224 pgs / 15 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/28/2020 In stock

By Silvio Lorusso. Edited by Freek Lomme, Josh Plough. Foreword by Geert Lovink. Afterword by Raffaele Alberto Ventura.

In this pocket-sized paperback volume, Italian writer and conceptual artist Silvio Lorusso guides us through this era of the “entreprecariat,” or the relationship between entrepreneurship and precarity.

The precariat class consists of those whose working lives >>more

Onomatopee Projects
ISBN 9789493148161
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Pbk, 4.25 x 6.75 in. / 260 pgs / 68 color / 5 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/09/2020 Awaiting stock

Abbas to Yuki
Edited by Anthony Huberman.

Ordered alphabetically without installation images, this anthology of essays is published for exhibitions at the CCA Wattis Institute in San Francisco between 2014 and 2019, and celebrates the wide range of voices in these curatorial >>more

Mousse Publishing
ISBN 9788867494002
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Pbk, 7.25 x 8.50 in. / 464 pgs / 200 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/21/2020 In stock

Verónica Gerber Bicecci: In the Eye of Bambi
Text by Verónica Gerber Bicecci.

Whitechapel Gallery with "La Caixa" Collection presets a four-part exhibition in 2019–20, each curated by a contemporary author who contributes an original work of fiction in response to their artwork selections. This final "chapter" is >>more

Whitechapel Gallery
ISBN 9780854882762
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Pbk, 5.75 x 8.25 in. / 112 pgs / 10 color.
Pub Date: 05/19/2020 Awaiting stock


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