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(#79) MESSIAH:

Edition of 2423 of which 300 are signed 1-300, 26 copies are signed A-Z as artist's proofs, and two sets are signed as progressives.

December 4, 1978 13 colors 16-1/8" x 24"

Client: Tom Schmidt, The Pacific Film Archive, University of California Art Museum, 2625 Durant Avenue, Berkeley CA 94720. Telephone (510) 642-1413

A-Z: Artist's own use

(Print Casebooks 4, 1980/81)

The war began-like most wars-as a boundary dispute.* The old gods were kaleidoscopic, slow, tolerant. This was a change, both in nature and degree, and it happened fast. Taking a hint from Sun-Tsu, the new religion adopted the philosophy of total war: anything worth fighting for is worth fighting dirty for. "Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword."**

* The war began, like many wars, over a boundary dispute," John Searle, as quoted in The Free Speech Movement: Coming of Age in the 1960s, David Lance Goines, Ten Speed Press, 1993, page 103

** Matthew 10:34