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Tennis Whites & Wrestling Singlet (Figurative Oil of Athletes by Mark Beard)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Academic style figurative oil painting of a young, female tennis player and young male athlete dressed in a wrestling singlet by Mark Beard (aka Bruce Sargeant). 57 x 34 inches, oil ...
Category

Early 2000s Academic Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

A Wrestler, His Girlfriend, Their Dog (Figurative Oil of Athletes by Mark Beard)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
A Wrestler, His Girlfriend, and Their Dog Academic style figurative oil painting of a young man and woman with their dog in the gym locker room by Mark Beard 68 x 32 inches oil on ...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Wrestler in a Green Singlet: Figurative Oil Painting of an Athlete by Mark Beard
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Academic figurative oil painting of a muscular male athlete with a vintage green wrestling uniform "Wrestler in Singlet", Painted by Mark Beard as Bruce Sargeant (a pseudonym in homa...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Academic Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Frieze with Two Athletes on Bikes (Oil Painting by Mark Beard's Bruce Sargeant)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Academic style figurative painting of four young athletes running and on bicycles "Frieze with Two Men on Bikes", painted by Mark Beard as Bruce Sargeant (pseudonym in homage to the ...
Category

2010s Academic Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Wrestler (Figurative Painting of Athlete by Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Academic style figurative painting of a young athlete, wrestler in training "Wrestler in Training", Painted by Mark Beard as Bruce Sargeant (pseudonym in homage to the fashion photo...
Category

2010s Academic Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Adam & Eve in Twickenham: WPA Style Figurative Painting by Mark Beard
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
WPA style figurative painting of a "Adam & Eve" in pink dress and blue shirt with suspenders, and red snake "Adam and Eve in Twickenham", painted by Mark Beard aka 'Edith Thayer Crom...
Category

2010s Modern Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Prosperous Family: Academic Figurative Painting by Mark Beard aka Bruce Sargeant
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Academic style figurative painting on canvas of a family and red tractor against a classic American farm field "Prosperous Family", painted by Mark Beard under his fictitious persona...
Category

Early 2000s Academic Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Men & Motorcycles, Mark Beard: Academic Figurative Painting of Four Male Models
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Academic style figurative painting of four male motorcycle riders by Mark Beard aka "Bruce Sargeant" "Men and Motorcycles", painted in the early 2000's for Abercrombie and Fitch's fl...
Category

Early 2000s Academic Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Drying Off (Figurative Nude Painting by Mark Beard as Bruce Sargeant)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Academic style figurative paintings of a nude male model with a white towel on a grey background Painted by Mark Beard as Bruce Sargeant (pseudonym in homage to the fashion photogra...
Category

2010s Academic Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Wrestler: Figurative Painting of an Athlete by Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Academic style figurative oil painting on canvas of a young male wrestler in a grey and red singlet against a slate grey background Painted by Mark Beard as Bruce Sargeant (pseudonym...
Category

2010s Academic Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Gondolier (Figurative Painting of Man in Venice by Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Academic style figurative oil painting of a muscular male gondolier with Venice's St. Mark's Campanile in the background "Gondolier" painted by Mark Beard as Bruce Sargeant (pseudony...
Category

2010s Academic Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Gymnasts with Rings (Figurative Painting of Two Male Athletes by Mark Beard)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Academic style figurative oil painting on canvas of two male partially nude athletes on rings against a grey background "Gymnasts on Rings", Painted by Mark Beard as Bruce Sargeant (...
Category

2010s Academic Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Dressing in the Lodge (Figurative Painting of Men, Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Academic style figurative oil painting on canvas of two men dressing in a ski lodge "Dressing in the Lodge," Painted by Mark Beard as Bruce Sargeant (pseudonym in homage to the fash...
Category

2010s Academic Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Archers: Figurative Painting of Two Sporting Men by Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Academic style figurative painting of two men hunting in a mountain landscape with bow and arrows "Archers", painted in the late 90's - early 2000's for Abercrombie and Fitch's flag...
Category

2010s Academic Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Gentleman with Wig (Academic Portrait Painting by Mark Beard as Bruce Sargeant)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Academic style portrait oil painting of a handsome young man in an 18th century powdered wig Painted by Mark Beard as Bruce Sargeant (pseudonym in homage to the fashion photographer,...
Category

2010s Academic Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Archers: Academic Figurative Painting of Two Men Bow Hunting by Mark Beard
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Academic style figurative painting of two male archers by Mark Beard aka "Bruce Sargeant" "Archers", date unknown, painted for Abercrombie and Fitch's flagship store in Milan, Italy ...
Category

Early 2000s Academic Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Sailor with Rope (Figurative Painting of a Man by Mark Beard, Bruce Sargeant)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Academic, nautical style figurative oil painting of a handsome sailor against an ocean landscape "Sailor with Rope" painted by Mark Beard as Bruce Sargeant (pseudonym in homage to th...
Category

2010s Academic Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Ready to Play (Academic Figurative Painting of Male Athlete by Mark Beard)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Academic style figurative oil painting of a handsome football player against a country landscape 'Ready to Play', Painted by Mark Beard as Bruce Sargeant (pseudonym in homage to the...
Category

2010s Academic Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Boy in Suit: Academic Figurative Painting by Mark Beard aka. Bruce Sargeant
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Academic style figurative painting of two men in trousers and suits with naval flags by Mark Beard aka "Bruce Sargeant" "Boy in Suit", painted in the late 90's - early 2000's for Abe...
Category

Early 2000s Academic Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

At the Camp (Academic Figurative Painting of Young Male Hunter by Mark Beard)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Academic style figurative oil painting on canvas of a young man undressing in a rural camp setting with a mountain landscape in the distance "At the Camp", Painted by Mark Beard as ...
Category

2010s Academic Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Man in Suit (WPA Style Figurative Painting by Mark Beard as Edith Cromwell)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
WPA style figurative painting of a man with suit and tie "Man in Suit," painted by Mark Beard aka 'Edith Thayer Cromwell' Oil on canvas, 39.5 x 30.5 inches, 54 x 32 inches in white ...
Category

2010s Modern Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Canvas

Frieze with Five Athletes (Mural of Young Men Running in Shorts by Mark Beard)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Academic style figurative painting of fiveyoung athletes running and on bicycles "Frieze with Five Athletes", painted by Mark Beard as Bruce Sargeant (pseudonym in homage to the fash...
Category

2010s Academic Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Man Drying Himself with Towel: Figurative of Nude in Turkish Bath by Mark Beard
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
oil on canvas 30 x 24 inches unframed 37 x 30.5 x 3 inches in distressed black painted wood frame This vertical, contemporary figurative painting of a single male nude was made by M...
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Armed with Rifle (Vertical Figurative Oil Painting of Nude Man with Rifle)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
oil on canvas 37 x 24 inches unframed 41 x 28.5 x 1 inches in silver leaf wood frame This listing is available from Carrie Haddad Gallery, based in Hudson, NY. This vertical, contem...
Category

2010s Contemporary Nude Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Le Martyr de Saint Sebastian (Academic Figurative Oil Painting in Gold Frame)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Academic style figurative oil painting on canvas 48 x 24 inches unframed 58 x 32 x 3 inches in gold leaf wood frame This vertical, contemporary figurative painting of Le Martyr de S...
Category

Early 2000s Academic Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

[Edith Thayer Cromwell (1893-1962)] Elephant
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
[Edith Thayer Cromwell (1893-1962)] Elephant n.d. Signed, u.r. Oil on canvas 23 x 29 inches This work is offered by ClampArt in New York City.
Category

2010s Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Oil

Cello Player in Powdered Peruke
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Oil on canvas Signed in red This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Price includes framing.
Category

2010s Portrait Paintings

Materials

Oil

[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Tabletop Still Life
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Tabletop Still Life n.d. Signed in red, u.l Oil on canvas 16 x 20 inches This work is offered by ClampArt in New York City.
Category

2010s Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Double Scout Salute
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
n.d. Double-sided oil painting on panel Signed in red This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City.
Category

2010s Portrait Paintings

Materials

Oil

Homage to Giovanni Colacicchi, "Fine d'estate 1932"
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Oil on canvas Signed in red, u.l. This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Price includes framing.
Category

2010s Nude Paintings

Materials

Oil

[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Nude Fencer in Powdered Wig
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Nude Fencer in Powdered Wig n.d. Signed in red, u.l. Oil on canvas 24 x 12 inches Contact gallery for price. This work is offered by ClampArt in New ...
Category

2010s Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Two Cyclists and One Runner
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Two Cyclists and One Runner n.d. Signed in red, u.l. Oil on canvas mounted to Masonite 35.75 x 58 inches This work is offered by ClampArt in New York...
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Masonite, Oil

[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Soldier Getting Dressed
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Soldier Getting Dressed n.d. Signed, l.l. Oil on canvas 35.5 x 19.5 inches (90.2 x 49.5 cm), canvas 39.5 x 23 inches (100.3 x 58.4 cm), framed $4,000...
Category

2010s Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Hunter and Man Undressing
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Hunter and Man Undressing n.d. Signed in red, u.r. Oil on canvas mounted to Masonite 84 x 36 inches This work is offered by ClampArt in New York City.
Category

2010s Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Masonite, Oil

[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Two Rowers
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Signed in red, u.l. Oil on canvas mounted to Masonite 38 x 90 inches Contact gallery for price. This work is offered by ClampArt in New York City.
Category

2010s Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Masonite, Oil

[[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Nude Male by the Lake
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Nude Male by the Lake n.d. Signed in red, u.r. Oil on canvas mounted to Masonite 38 x 28.5 inches This work is offered by ClampArt in New York City.
Category

2010s Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Masonite, Oil

[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Four Athletes
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Four Athletes n.d. Signed in red, recto Oil on canvas mounted to Masonite 35.75 x 60 inches This work is offered by ClampArt in New York City.
Category

2010s Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Masonite, Oil

Christopher
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Signed in red, u.l. This artwork is offered by Clampart, located in New York City.
Category

2010s Portrait Paintings

Materials

Oil

[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Reclining with a Trophy by his Feet
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Reclining with a Trophy by his Feet n.d. Signed in red, u.l. Oil on canvas 23.25 x 43.5 inches (59.1 x 110.5 cm) $4,750 + $475 framing Listed price ...
Category

2010s Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Ringleader and Pupil Under the Big Top, 1930
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Signed in red Oil on canvas 60 x 36 inches This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City.
Category

2010s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil

[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Reclining Athlete with Medecine Ball
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Reclining Athlete with Medecine Ball n.d. Signed in red, u.l. Oil on canvas mounted to Masonite 23.25 x 39.75 inches (59.1 x 101 cm) $4,750 + $475 fr...
Category

2010s Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Flower Still Life
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Flower Still Life n.d. Signed, l.r. Oil on canvas 18 x 17 inches This work is offered by ClampArt in New York City.
Category

2010s Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Timothy Smithe Hunting (Modern Figurative Painting of Male Hunter in Landscape)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Vertical figurative oil painting of athletic male hunter in mountainous landscape 47.5 x 24 inches unframed Signed, verso & front (Mark Beard, aka. Bruce Sargeant) This work is a...
Category

2010s Modern Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Still Life with Spoons
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Still Life with Spoons n.d. Signed in red, u.l. Oil on canvas 17 x 13 inches This work is offered by ClampArt in New York City.
Category

20th Century Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Seduction of Power
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Oil on canvas Signed in red, recto This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Mark Beard, born in 1956 in Salt Lake City, now lives in New York City. His works ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Helpful Canadian Mountie
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
n.d. Double-sided oil painting on panel Signed in red This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City.
Category

2010s Portrait Paintings

Materials

Oil

[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Man from Below
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Man from Below n.d. Signed in red, u.l. Oil on canvas 10 x 8 inches $2800.00 + $125.00 framing Listed price includes cost of framing. This work is ...
Category

2010s Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Frieze with One Runner Flanked by Two Bicyclists
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Frieze with One Runner Flanked by Two Bicyclists n.d. Signed in red, u.r. Oil on canvas mounted to Masonite 35.5 x 69 inches (90.2 x 175.3 cm) $8,250...
Category

2010s Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Masonite, Oil

[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Portrait of Two Fencers
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Portrait of Two Fencers n.d. Signed, l.r. Oil on canvas mounted to polycarbonite panel 76 x 43 inches (193 x 109.2 cm) $11,000 + 850 framing This wo...
Category

2010s Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Board

[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Demonstrating a Dive
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Signed in red, u.r. Oil on canvas mounted to Masonite 85 x 45 inches This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Mark Beard, born in 1956 in Salt Lake City...
Category

2010s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil

[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Frieze with Five Athletes
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Frieze with Five Athletes n.d. Signed in red, u.r. Oil on canvas mounted to Masonite 35.5 x 86 inches (90.2 x 218.4 cm) $9,500 + $850 framing This w...
Category

2010s Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Masonite, Oil

[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Nude Fencer in Powdered Peruke with Épée
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Signed in red, u.l. Oil on canvas 24 x 12 inches This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Mark Beard, born in 1956 in Salt Lake City, now lives in New ...
Category

2010s Portrait Paintings

Materials

Oil

[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Football Players Waiting on the Sidelines
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Listed price includes $150 additional cost of framing. This work is offered by ClampArt in New York City.
Category

2010s Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Oil, Panel

[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Two Rowers II
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Two Rowers II n.d. Signed in red, u.l. Oil on canvas mounted to Masonite 38 x 83 inches This work is offered by ClampArt in New York City.
Category

2010s Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Masonite, Oil, Acrylic

[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Charlie Taking Off His Shirt
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Price includes cost of framing. This work is offered by ClampArt in New York City.
Category

2010s Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Oil, Canvas

[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Two Members of the Winning Team
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Double-sided oil painting on panel Price includes $200 additional cost of framing. This work is offered by ClampArt in New York City.
Category

2010s Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Panel, Oil

[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Single Rower in Cattails
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Signed in red, u.l. Oil on canvas mounted to Masonite This work is offered by ClampArt in New York City.
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Masonite, Oil

[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Man Reclining with Ski Equipment
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Man Reclining with Ski Equipment] n.d. Signed in red, u.r. Oil on canvas mounted to Masonite 23 x 81.5 inches This work is offered by ClampArt in New...
Category

2010s Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Masonite, Oil

[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Two Young Men in Sandals
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Oil on canvas Signed in red, u.r. $4250.00 + $300.00 framing This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. “Bruce Sargeant is a mythic figure in the modern art mo...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Realist Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Exercising En Plein Air
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Oil on canvas Signed in red, u.r. $3250.00 + $200.00 framing This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. “Bruce Sargeant is a mythic figure in the modern art mo...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Realist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

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Mark Beard Biography and Important Works

Contemporary New York City-based artist Mark Beard has long demonstrated command in a variety of mediums — he works in oil paint, bronze, ceramics and more. Beard is known mainly for his portraits and figurative paintings, but he is prolific in figurative drawing and nude photography as well.

Beard was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 1986, he began working as a set designer, and for the next decade, he created more than 20 sets in New York City, London, Frankfurt, Vienna and Cologne. As a painter and printmaker, Beard didn’t wish to confine himself to a rigid style and instead sought to explore Impressionism, Art Nouveau and other movements in a range of mediums. In order to freely move from one style to the next, Beard created several different personas, assigning a specific biography to each one.

Beard's most prominent artistic alter ego is Bruce Sargeant, whom the artist has positioned in exhibitions as an early 20th-century painter. Beard's work as Sargeant is a detailed study of the male physique. The paintings often feature sculpted athletic men engaged in physical activities like wrestling and rowing. The work is steeped in homoeroticism, and the artist’s name itself is a reference to painter John Singer Sargent — while he’s best known for his Edwardian-era portraits, John Singer Sargent also created murals and drawings of male nudes that were similarly reflective of a homoerotic sensibility.

Beard is also an accomplished landscape painter. His great-grandfather, George Beard, was a regional painter and photographer of the Rocky Mountains. Mark spent summers at his grandfather's 19th-century log cabin retreat as a child. These formative experiences are reflected in his own stunning landscape paintings.

Beard's artwork is held in many high-profile museum collections, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Today, Beard resides in the Manhattan loft that he purchased in 1994 with his partner, James Manfred. It serves as both his home and his studio. The space is filled with his oil paintings, drawings and sculptures.

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Finding the Right Paintings for You

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Cave walls were the canvases for what were arguably the world’s first landscape paintings, which depict natural scenery through art. Portrait paintings and drawings, which, along with sculpture, were how someone’s appearance was recorded prior to the advent of photography, are at least as old as Ancient Egypt. In the Netherlands, landscapes were a major theme for painters as early as the 1500s. Later, artists in Greece, Rome and elsewhere created vast wall paintings to decorate stately homes, churches and tombs. Today, creating a wall of art is a wonderful way to enhance your space, showcase beautiful pieces and tie an interior design together.

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