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    Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
c. 1980
Paint and marker on wall panel
40.75 x 25.5 inches
Collection of
Souls Grown Deep Foundation

Creators of yard shows almost always define their space with a perimeter boundary, a fence or hedge filled with symbolic configurations, signs, or paintings. Murray's private space—his interior yard show—was defined by the walls of his house. The asbestos and wall panels thus were supplemental protective walls. The panels contain classic Murray allegories: blue and red in conflict on a ground of yellow, punctuated with black.