Born in NYC, Sue Kreitzman has lived and worked in London’s East End for 31 years. She had a long career as a food writer and broadcaster, but unexpectedly burst into art late in life. She now spends her life immersed in paint, sculpting material and found objects. Sue supports and encourages young (and old) outsider artists, and curates outsider art exhibitions. Her work is in collections all over the world, and her group exhibitions – Wild Old Women, Flashier and Trashier, Dare to Wear and Epiphanies – were exuberant and flamboyant blockbusters. She collects art; her collections surround and engulf her. One of the stars of the documentary Fabulous Fashionistas, one of Selfridges Bright Old Things and a Valspar colour ambassador,
Sue is also currently working on a big juicy art book about wearable art.
|Pecha Kucha: colour|
|18:00 - 20:00|
|Hosted by the inimitable Mark Dytham, founder of Pecha Kucha, speakers include Sebastian Conran, Custhom, Patternity, Sue Kreitzman and architects SimpsonHaugh and David Kohn, who will present 20 slides in 20 seconds on the topic of colour.
Expect a fast-paced, fun-packed evening.
The New Outsider Artist
June 29 - September 7. 2014
Opening Reception: Sunday, June 29TH, 4-6 PM
“My intention is to wipe out categories and turn back to an undifferentiated continuum.”
Jean Dubuffet in a letter to Arne Glimcher
The new outsider artists are housewives, policemen, optometrists, truck dispatchers, art directors, dumpster divers, potters, autistic children, grandfathers, mental patients, school teachers, engineers, lawyers, librarians...
Artists who have found their “very unique world” which has no rules which does not rely on technique or skill.
Where people can be blue and the world can be flat. Where flowers can have eyes and purple dogs fly. Where there is no perspectives or rules to break.
New outsider art can be happy, sad, naive, angry, innocent, childlike, and wild. It has no boundaries or no borders. You are free to express yourself, your world, your mind, in any way you can imagine and dream.
The Monmouth Museum is located at
765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738
on the Brookdale Community College campus.
Review of Epiphanies Show from Raw Vision Magazine
EPIPHANIES! Press release
Wild Old Woman Sue Kreitzman and her partner in art, Peter Herbert present:
EPIPHANIES! Secrets of Outsider Art
Following on from outsider art exhibitions WOW, Flashier and Trashier and Dare to Wear curated by Sue Kreitzman at the NOVAS and ST PANCRAS CRYPT GALLERIES, The Arts Project is pleased to announce a major new outsider art exhibition in THE CONFERENCE CENTRE at ST PANCRAS HOSPITAL during OCT/NOV 2013.
Sue Kreitzman quote:
"If you hang out with us, you may experience epiphanies, revelations and visions.
Visit us and you might burst into art, aflame with colour, exaltation and obsessive creativity.
We are Outsider Artists, working far beyond the margins of the conventional art world. Untutored, obsessive, producing art for our own pleasure and therapy, inventing techniques, scavenging for unexpected materials, we are united in our need to express beliefs, angst, political and spiritual views, through art.
View our passionate work and you may experience a strong urge to begin making art by any means possible. The streets are full of seductive rubbish. Inspiration is everywhere. Anyone can make art of anything!
We are Outsider Artists
We will change your life."
NOTES FOR EDITORS
EPIPHANIES! brings together a gathering of both local and international artists from the field of outsider art. There will be up to 20 artists, including some from USA and Australia as well as local artists from London, and participation from art groups linked to the CAMDEN AND ISLINGTON FOUNDATION TRUST including ISELDON ROAD CREATIVITY CENTRE. A number of artists are presenting work for the first time in London.
ARTISTS CONFIRMED AT TIME OF PRESS RELEASE include:
Sue Adden, Claudia Benassai, Kate Bradbury, Michael Bijan Connell, Fiona Cosgrove, Lesley Darlo Darlington, Yvonne Mabs Francis, Joe Gagliano, Sue Kreitzman, Rosemary Macleish, Judith Mcnicol, Sexton Ming, John Sheehy, Mary Vallely and John William.
OUTSIDER ART is a movement of untrained artists with a burning desire and passion for expression that features art of an obsessive nature. Often this involves collecting debris shaped to express the inner thoughts and feelings of the creator. Sometimes there is a mental health component but not always. The exhibition plans to explore a range of different sources of Outsider Art using case history text to explore the dynamics of each artist.
4. DATES: Preview night Wednesday 25/9/13 5.30 to 8.30 with guest speaker John Maizels editor of RAW VISION, entertainment with light refreshments. Exhibition continues Monday to Friday 26/9/13 to 28/11/13 from 9.00am to 5.00pm. A series of events linked to the exhibition will be announced.
5. VENUE: The Conference Centre, St Pancras Hospital, 4 St Pancras Way NW1 OPE
6. TRAVEL : Bus 46/214 Tube: Mornington Crescent/Kings Cross
7. SUPPORTED by The North London NHS Charitable Fund No 1053769
8. CONTACT: Orla Bennet EPIPHANIES! Publicist
Peter Herbert, The Arts Project 020 7916 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sue Kreitzman 020 email@example.com.
5 July 2013
Artist and cookery guru Sue Kreitzman leads a tour focusing on five works that have piqued her interest.
Meet in the Central Hall, Summer Exhibition
Free with an exhibition ticket (no booking required)
This event is supported by Friends of the RA , as part of the Adult learning programme.
Raw Vision Review of Dare To Wear
I don’t like ‘art speak’, and I hate pomposity about art, especially about this kind of art which operates outside of the mainstream. The artists are an iconoclastic, unconventional, free thinking group, and I want visitors to leave our exhibitions exhilarated, overexcited, laughing out loud, and desperate to begin gathering detritus themselves in order to make their own art. I would hope that each and every one of them realise that anyone can make art out of anything!
Coming to a crypt near you:
From the Wild Old Woman who brought you ‘WOW!!’
‘FLASHIER & TRASHIER!’,
An all new, exuberant riot of profound junk:
DARE TO WEAR!
Flamboyance will set you free!
Art is not just for museums, white cube galleries, or the carefully chosen walls of one’s home. It should never remain closeted in the perimeters of one’s life or in the back of one’s mind.
If you love art, and long for more colour, texture and pizzazz in your life,
If you want an innocent and potent drug that will change your life,
If you tire of the same old, same old and wish to break free, then…
DARE TO WEAR!
Don’t leave art to languish on the walls.
Wrap yourself, festoon, engulf and adorn yourself. Glory in texture, colour and spectacle.
Erupt into the world:
brash, glittering bejewelled, and multicoloured.
Dare to be a graffito, a collage, an assemblage.
Burst into art, and you will change your world forever.
We are Wild Old Women, and a few Wild Old Men. And this year we have added some Wild Young Artists to the mix as well. Our materials are usually salvaged, frequently kitsch, often surprising, and we use them to tell profound and colourful stories.
This year, we are all about adornment: exaggerated depictions of jewellery and clothing. We look at both from the point of view of talismans, amulets, superstition, story telling, psychological and spiritual armour, disguise, exuberance, weird joy, and - of course - art.
Think about foiling the evil eye.
Think over the top, in your face, unfettered flamboyance.
We present clothing and jewellery (outrageous, peculiar, lushly eccentric), along with other works of art that celebrate the topic: paintings, assemblages, dolls, sculptures, masks, installations chandeliers (!)….
The gallery will be filled with an exuberant riot of colour and texture, and will offer a profound comment on the nature of joyous/superstitious/artistic wardrobe obsession.
Because we are exhibiting in a crypt, we continue to mull over the most fascinating wardrobe conundrum of all:
What will we wear on the way to the Afterlife??
And never forget:
Don’t wear beige, it might kill you!
Maria Fernanda Morais dos Santos Latif
Yvonne Mabs Francis
Karin van der Plas
Curator: Sue Kreitzman: firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Curator: Peter Herbert
ST PANCRAS CRYPT
ST PANCRAS CHURCH
ENTRANCE ON DUKE ROAD
LONDON NW1 2BA
OPENS October 9, 2012
Private View: October 10, 6:30 – 9:00
CLOSES November 4, 2012
11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Special Evening Event for November 1, All Soul’s Day:
Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), at Dare to Wear.
Meet the Artists… (And a few dead ones as well)
6:30 - 9:00
on Tatty Devine's Blog
LONDON -- From 9 -12
February 2012, Mei Hui Liu is collaborating with Min Tzu
Chao and will exhibit textile base art installations at
The Outside World Gallery (44 Redchurch Street, London
E2 7DP), featuring her signature „naïve punk‟ approach
to fashion which she has defiantly unravelled for over a
decade at her label Victim Fashion Street. Each of the
elaborate installations has been concocted using a
veritable cauldron of sartorial ingredients. Vintage
fabrics from many eras, carefully crafted scraps and
shreds, antique lace, haphazard haberdashery, immaculate
3-D patchwork and specially commissioned illustrated
prints have all been slashed, sewn, blended and mended
around entire garments from her upcoming collection.
Refuting the notion that the „muse‟ is either an
outdated or unsophisticated concept in fashion and art,
Mei Hui chose three strong inspirational females to be
the subjects of these intensely private installations
after they each appeared in a dream narrative she
visualized for this season.
Based upon Resistance Gallery Web Site
At Res Gal we love diversity! The kind of diversity that comes from the underground, the sub-cultures, the left field, the weird, the unique, yesterday's dreamers, tomorrow's superstars, the ill represented and the downtrodden!We are influenced by kooky imaginations, hard working geniuses, stylistic iconoclasts, urban decay, marginalized minorities, geeks, cabaret siniestro, grand acts of passion, comic books, freakshow, circus, fetish, cinema, literature, street art, superheroes and supervillains!
As part of our ongoing 'Resistance Rising' doctrine, we strive to illuminate, educate, thrill, entertain and subvert anyone who is curious enough to breach the fold!
GRAND OPENING MEXICO SINIESTRO
Thursday the 3rd of November from 7:30pm
Mexico Siniestro !
The Conference Centre St.Pancras Hospital
Preview Night: Thursday 7/4/11 5.00pm - 8.00 pm
Open Monday to Friday: 8/4/11 – 26/5/11 9am – 6pm
Travel: bus 46/214 Tube: Mornington Crescent / Kings Cross
ANGELS & GHOSTS & DREAMS & FRAGMENTS
DAN CASADO, CHRIS CZAINSKI, SUE KREITZMAN, LUCY MARTIN AND JULIA SISI
Five artists, several of whom recently exhibited in the enormously popular FLASHIER AND TRASHIER exhibition in the crypt of St Pancras Church in Euston, explore life at the crossroads where the past embraces the future. The artists present sculpture, painting, assemblage and line drawing
SUE KREITZMAN has created new memory jugs not seen in public before that are inspired by the African tradition of objects of mundane minutiae, cemented on jugs as memorials to the (recently) departed. These are not necessarily reverential creations. Instead the artist uses the concept of found objects on memory jugs to vividly celebrate life and death through the use of vibrant colours and often shocking and ironic combinations of objects.
JULIA SISI and partner DAN CASADO revel in the universe of mystic signs and symbols using lines of colour and pattern which trace the pathways of our collective spiritualised ancestors .Sisi creates mythical female creatures using strong colours, thick black outlines and intricate pen strokes while Casado works with a synergistic fusion of word and image.
LUCY MARTIN is a Spanish painter now living in London who tells the stories of her travels though life in highly personal fantasies involving text, colour and the joy of women exercising a wonderful sense of the possibilities of life. A splash of Spanish sunlight scorches the soil in the sometimes grey maritime climate of England .
CHRIS CZAINSKI examines mortality where the soil of the earth meets the water of our oceans. Vestiges of found objects are bathed in an opaque ethereal pale glow almost entirely absent of colour. These are the remains of humanity in a terrain that is hostile but beautiful.
ANGELS & GHOSTS & DREAMS & FRAGMENTS
is an exhibition in which art works suggest how the rich and huge potential of change can bring enhancement and fulfilment to our lives, Staged in a health care environment in itself undergoing major change, this exhibition contemplates how life can be enriched and enhanced through a process of loss and regeneration.
Contact: Arts Project Manager, Peter Herbert
Email: email@example.com Phone: 020 79168416. Generously supported by The North London NHS Charitable Fund and other related charities. Registration no: 1053769
Read the Raw Vision Review of The Flashier and Trashier Show
When Ella met Sue
Ella Guru was born in Columbus Ohio, to East Coast parents who spent 35 years wanting to move back to civilisation. Ella herself got out of the cornfields as soon as she could, and has now lived in London for 20 years.
She attended Art College in the US, though took a few years off art to play in bands when she first arrived in the UK. She toured extensively with Riot Grrl stars the Voodoo Queens, but soon returned to painting and sidelined her music; though her band, the Deptford Beach Babes, and the pubs and clubs where they play, continue to influence Ella’s painting.
Ella has focused on the figure and portraiture for most of her career. Since the late 1990s she has been painting intensely as part of the Stuckist movement. Stuckism was founded in London in 1999 by Charles Thomson and Billy Childish, to advance new figurative painting with ideas as the most vital artistic means of addressing contemporary issues.
The "Style" of Stuckism varies from untrained or "outsider" artists those who have art degrees and paint in a more realistic manner. It is the spirit that they share, and a vibrant and sometimes controversial take on modern life, especially the seedier side.
Ella’s subjects come mainly from people she meets at London nightclubs or art shows. She enjoys the bright, and the colourful. Ella once was flown to Germany to paint a young baroness. In a panic she had to phone a London portrait painter to ask for advice on mixing a colour. She is so used to more theatrical and dramatic people that she did not know how paint the lips of someone who does not wear lipstick
Ella first met Sue at Sue’s exhibition "Wild Old Women" at the Novas Gallery. Ella was immediately taken by Sue’s slogan "Don’t wear beige". When Ella first saw Sue’s home she said it was one of the most amazing museums she had ever seen. The colours, the objects, the sheer volume of stuff that was so overwhelming yet also harmonious and well organised, blew Ella away. She just had to paint Sue, with all her memory jugs, paintings, bright clothes, props and jewellery.
At the time of beginning Sue’s portrait Ella moved studios. Ella teaches art to the homeless in exchange for studio space at St Mungo’s hostel in Hackney. Her previous space was being converted for another purpose. Ella had to give up a large, bright, outside building, for a smaller, albeit warmer, basement office with only a sky light.
All art reflects the artist as well as the sitter. The portrait of Sue is Sue; but there is something of Ella’s studio move in there. The cramped, cluttered basement room; the upheaval of change; the urgency of time, colour, pattern. The torment of dividing ones time between art and family. Creativity thriving in lack of time and space
Sue’s art is bright and beautiful, yet while painting the picture, Ella found a dark side. Wonder Woman looks pissed off. The mannequin heads are unique yet stoic; some of the old dolls’ heads are like ghosts of a less comfortable past. If they could talk what would they say?
In all the detail you find broken lipstick, severed trinkets, Eve wearing a necklace of apple cores, Josephine Baker with her skirt of bananas, snakes, paints, brushes, the Virgin Mary in fervent yet futile prayer above the kitchen sink, and, finally, the words screaming out in yellow plastic: CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS. I did not know that "CRISIS" was a comic book. I saw it as sign around the angry Wonder Woman’s neck, that infinite worlds are all in a state of calamity, colliding, unstoppable. We frantically create beautiful objects and adorn ourselves, and the more we do it the more we fear the time when it will cease to be; while painting I was reaching out towards my own cataclysm. Change is upon us. We better don Medusa wigs, pick up our brushes and … do we fight it, or embrace change with open arms? Ride the wave. And never lose the colour. Sue is an inspiration for women everywhere. Don’t disappear before your time; you have more to say than ever before. Stand up. Be proud.
Ella is currently working on a series of clowns and Mummers, from the Philadelphia New Year’s Day Mummers parade. Ella is still enjoying bright colours and costumes, questions of identity, and indeed her own crises on infinite earths.
Ella’s portrait commissions have included the Von Stockhausen sisters of Lewenhagen Germany, the Manchester Stuckist Chris Yates, curator Jerzy Jan 'Yorick' Kierkuc-Bielinski and artist Klaus Wehner, an Alpaca, a Rottweiller and an Indian Runner Duck.
And Sue met Ella
Sue Kreitzman was born in NYC almost 70 years ago, and - through a circuitous route, full of surprises - has finally ended up in London's East End, fervently making art out of found objects.
She began as a bookworm kid with musical inclinations, became, for awhile, a classical oboist (Sylvia Fine famously wrote of the oboe that it was "an ill wind, that nobody blows good"), taught school for years in NYC, followed by Cambridge Massachusetts and finally Atlanta Georgia.
In Atlanta, in the late 60's, Sue entered what had been the traditionally deeply segregated Atlanta school system, just as integration was beginning; she was the first white teacher to set foot in one of the oldest black schools in Atlanta. She taught there for several years, during which time she was directly responsible for a program that resulted in free breakfast for every school child in Georgia. It's a long, profound, and sometimes hilarious story, but that is for another time.
Motherhood followed and, soon after, an unexpected and intense plunge into professional cooking and food writing, born of a deep and obsessive fascination with the art of cookery. You name it in the food biz, and Sue has done it: bistro cook, caterer, food editor, restaurant reviewer, and the creation of many, many cookbooks.In the 80's Sue and family moved to the UK when her husband was offered a science research position at Cambridge University. In England, Sue's food career blossomed into more (best selling) cookbooks, food demos and classes around the world, a few regular daytime cookery series - first on the BBC, then GMTV - and a brief fling of minor TV daytime cook celebrity.
During all of this activity, Sue harboured an extreme passion for colour and for Folk and Tribal Art of all kinds. And she collected (from childhood on) hoards of fascinating junk; her homes were always Technicolor, clashing and cluttered, and her clothes were eccentric, bright and lively, sometimes to the point of actual weirdness. She loved art, but constantly lamented the fact that she had no talent for it whatsoever; couldn't draw, couldn't paint, couldn't' sculpt, couldn't even doodle worth a damn. But about 12 years ago, a metaphorical bolt of lightening struck Sue, and she suddenly and mysteriously stopped cooking and started painting. In addition, she started crafting 'memory jugs' (three dimensional, object - studded portraits of imaginary and mythological creatures). After 27 cookbooks, and a lively and long lived cookery career, wooden spoons were abandoned, and paint brushes appeared. No art lessons, no carefully considered arguments about one career choice versus another, she simply burst into art - much like bursting into flames. With no warning at all, she turned into another person entirely.
Sue saw Ella Guru's work long before the two women actually met, and was completely entranced by the colour, the vivid life, the texture of London' seedy yet cheerful nightlife. Transvestites, burlesque queens, cabaret performers, costumed revellers of all kinds, burst into raucous existence on Ella's canvases. And let's not forget the severed heads, the snakes, the scary clowns, the conjoined twins; all painted so exquisitely, all poised to leap off the canvas to engulf the stunned viewer.
When the two finally met face to face, they immediately clicked. Oh the excitement when Ella asked if she could paint Sue's portrait, surrounded by her memory jugs. Ella really understood Sue’s work; she glimpsed the darkness below the colour and the glitz. And Sue, in turn, has immortalised Ella and her daughter Lucy in a pair of memory jugs that capture the richness of Lucy's unique childhood, and Ella's even richer (and very unique) imagination. All the mythology, magic and glorious strangeness is there, spelled out in found objects and glitter.
|Off Broadway Boutique|
Sue Kreitzman's Valentine Wundow Blog You are invited to view the Off Broadway Boutique's February 2010 Window - click image above, or click on link left to view the story of the window on the Boutique's Blog.
Sue Kreitzman's Memory Jugs, featured in the February (Valentine's Day) window of the Off Broadway Boutique,
72nd Street, between Broadway and Columbus Ave, Manhattan, NYC
Public Events IN 2009
Sue Kreitzman and five friends on show at Chicchi's gallery/cafe, 516 Roman Road, Bow, London, E35ES Sept 8 - Oct 10, 2009
Sue on view in "Street Magazine" A Japanese journal of cutting edge street fashion
Public Events IN 2008
You are invited to view the web album: Flashy/Trashy
Click on picture below
|Flashy Trashy: Sue Kreitzman and Phil Wildman at Novas gallery|
Read the Review of Flashy & Trashy in Raw Vision Magazine
In November 2008, Wild Old Women invaded SE1.
You are invited to view suekreitzman's photo album: 'WOW!!' Wild Old Women!! November - December, 2008, London
|'WOW!!' Wild Old Women!! November - December, 2008, London|
RAW VISION REVIEW OF "WOW!!"
There is a myth that women slowly begin to disappear as they age. After fifty, they begin to fade away, in their sixties, they become fairly ineffectual, and by the time they reach their seventies, they have achieved total invisibility. What an absurd, vicious and laughable rumour; what UTTER NONSENSE!
We are loud, we are raucous and we are thrillingly, vividly visible. This winter, we will fill Novas Gallery with our art - SE1 will never be the same.
view our weird assemblages, powerful paintings, profound
collage and spectacular sculptures. Marvel at our stitched creatures;
glittering goddesses built of detritus; a tiny yurt; and a giant Medusa.
You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll revel in our amazing visions, colourful
whimsies and deep perceptions.
We have big ideas, we have been around for awhile, and we are outsider artists, so we do things exactly as we please. Ignore us at your peril!
Past Public Events
work is completely untutored, intensely personal and involves colour, food,
freedom and the female landscape: imagined Goddesses, glimpsed strangers, close
friends, personal female heroines, self portraits, all surrounded by
symbols from my inner life. Images created with passion can take
on immense power. Some of my work has, I strongly believe, the same sort of power,
presence, and ability to alter one's mental state (to the good) that
is sometimes found in religious folk art and tribal art. Many of the
works are embellished with buttons, broken jewellery, toys, and other bits of
profound junk. Half my time is spent obsessively trawling for junk, and the
other half, obsessively putting it all together.
Read the Review of the Raw
Arts Festival in Raw Vision Magazine
Read the Review of the Raw Arts Festival in Raw Vision Magazine
The Raw Arts Festival is now over, and has entered into history, indeed it is taking on the status of legend. Many friendships were made, many contacts forged, and the art was electrifying, stunning and unforgettable. I personally cooked a gorgeous (if I say so myself) lunch for all 70 artists on hanging day, and we all inspired and delighted each other and the viewers who wandered in to take a peek at all the excitement.
Art 4 People
19-21 August 2005
Powder Mill Barn
32 South Maple Street
This summer art fair promises to be a colourful and exuberant happening.
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E O P L E
to reconnect contemporary creators with the community,
"The Art 4 People Festival" will feature the original work of over
twenty international artists. Many of the exhibiting artists will be at
the show to personally meet visitors (for more information on who
will be there, click on the Featured Artists link below).
The exhibit is FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Opening Night, Fri. 5-9
Sat. & Sun. 10-6
Open Mic Sat. Night 6-10
I am an expatriate New Yorker,
living in London for many years. I've had a long and relatively
I paint on paper or on wood, with nail
INTERNATIONAL ASSEMBLAGE ARTIST'S EXHIBITION
DIVA, Sue Kreitzman
|29 September - 25 October 2005
twenty-four / Berlin,
Strasse 34, 10245 Berlin Tel/Fax (030) 516 583 53
INSPIRED ART FAIR 2005
|17 November - 21 November 2005
Josephine Baker, Sue Kreitzman
THE OTHER FACE OF THE MOON
Raw art in Italy
Villa Caruso - Bellosguardo (10 km from Florence)
March 5-26 2006
Raw Arts Festival 2006, Valencia, Spain
October 1-28 2006
Color Elefante Gallery
For some thoughts on RAW ART, click here
|Painted ladies, Cheshire Street, Sue Kreitzman, Karin van der Plas|
You are invited to view the web album: Painted Ladies
Click on picture above
heroines and the female landscape
and personal visions of mythology and history
– 30th July 2006
Kreitzman uses nail varnish to paint glittering, iridescent female creatures
bedecked with jewels, fripperies and found objects. Karin van der Plas reinvents
history and mythology with oil on canvas portraying sweeping sagas, from
Norse to Napoleon, with wit and vivid imagery.
two met whilst exhibiting at an art fair, and have become close friends,
constantly trying to outdo each other in colourful storytelling, amidst much
exuberant laughter and tomfoolery. 'Raw' (untutored,
outside the establishment) artists, their work has few constraints; they
tend to think outside the box, and make up their own techniques as they
obsessively experiment with unexpected media. Sue and Karin - raw , untutored,
obsessive - are united in their need to express their weird and
wonderful private mythologies wherever and whenever they can. In July,
they share their inner visions with the outside world.
London E2 6EH
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