Woody Vasulka

Czech (Brno, Czechoslovakia [now Czech Republic], 1937)

The Commission

videotape | single-channel video, color, with sound, 40 min.
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  • The Commission

    Woody Vasulka, The Commission, 1983; single-channel video, color, with sound, 40 min., Collection SFMOMA, Camille W. and William S. Broadbent Fund purchase; © Woody Vasulka

Acquired 1995
Collection SFMOMA
Camille W. and William S. Broadbent Fund purchase
© Woody Vasulka


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