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Private collection, Cologne
CRG Art Incorporated, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Property from and Important Private Collection
Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art at California Plaza; Site Santa Fe and Washington D.C., Sigmar Polke Photoworks: When Pictures Vanish, December 1995-January 1997, p. 130 (illustrated).