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"...If you want knowledge, you must take part in the practice of changing reality. If you want to know the taste of a pear, you must change the pear by eating it yourself."
  • William Helburn
    born 1924
    born: New York, New York, United States
  • "...If you want knowledge, you must take part in the practice of changing reality. If you want to know the taste of a pear, you must change the pear by eating it yourself.", circa 1967
  • "A Beginner's Guide to Mao Tse-tung," published in Esquire magazine, December 1967
  • Where object was made: United States
  • dye transfer print, mounted on board
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 49.6 x 32.8 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 19 1/2 x 12 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 25 x 20 in
  • Gift of Esquire, Inc.
  • On view: Marshall Balcony, 404, E5
  • 1980.0485
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Color image of a blonde, female figure (identified as Sharon Tate). The woman is wearing a white shirt which is open in the front to reveal part of her proper left breast. There is a red star on the shirt. She is eating a pear and her mouth is open.