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1975, a six sheet offset lithograph, 17 x 23". edition of 24 

Well, the artist was a mom; so the dress that delayed the work became the work. A life-sized lithographic deconstruction of the dress, pressed into pages like an old corsage, documented a rite of passage. "Prom" contradicted everything I had been taught that art should be—namely abstract, universal, non-representational. This was personal, concrete, suspiciously narrative and, worst of all, pastel.