Richard “Dick” Shook Fine Art

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Intrusion, S. Richard (Dick) Shook  

Click on image or here  to visit the artist Richard “Dick” Shook’s website http://www.dickshook.com/

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Featured Post in the Art Category on Niume

My article published on Niume is now featured  in the Art category and they’ve given me a gold badge for one week–which means the articles I publish on the platform this week will receive some extra attention.

If you have powerful work that’s not getting enough visibility, then follow me on Niume here and send me a message with a link to your site where I can view your art.

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Congratulations to Artist Metrov on Sale of Sculpture

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Congratulations to Santa Barbara, California artist Metrov. He shared his news with us–

“I’m happy to share my latest sale with you. PAX: BEAR GODDESS is a bronze (limited edition of 25) sculpture from my series MYTH OF PAX: BEAR GODDESS. The first of this series is going to her new home—the lobby at 298 Mulberry Street, New York, New York. Beautify the World with Art!”

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The Art Show TV Series Coming in 2016

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I personally haven’t watched any television in a very long time, but I have had a Netflix subscription for decades. I love documentaries, especially about art and artists.  In the USA we have the Art21 documentary series on artists. You can probably names some others. Yet, when compared to all the sports, crime series and reality TV out there, art stays on the sidelines. I’ve always found this kind of strange and lacking.

So when I learned about a new international art series coming in 2016,  The Art Show, a 13 episode visual arts magazine TV series made for a global audience, I became excited.

The Art Show says on their website that they film world-class artists, collectors and industry insiders to delve deep into the passions, personalities, creativity and drama surrounding art.

The Art Show is a format created for international distribution.

Follow the Art Show on Instagram here.

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Artists Submit Now to These: Fine Art Literary Journal and Art Gallery Magazine

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Here are three recent additions to our resource e-list of art magazines which you can find here.

We continually add new art magazines to the expanding categories of our e-list, which provides opportunities for artists at all career levels–

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ArtAscent, a journal of fine art and literature, has ongoing theme-based Calls for Artist Submissions with the current theme of Hauntings. Submissions may be in the form of various media, including paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media, installations, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, poems, stories, and more. ArtAscent promotes their magazine as a place to discover international emerging and indie artists. Submit now to the international call for artists and call for writers. Selected artists and writers will feature in the ArtAscent international art magazine and the online exhibition artists directory.

ArtSocket is a San Francisco, California-based Art gallery and magazine that is online only. They have a site form for you to submit your work here: https://www.artsocket.com/submit/ 

Savant Garde is a new online publication based in New York City that documents the developments in Outsider art in the USA and beyond. They are dedicated to curating, electronically publishing, and developing an online archive of outsider art. Since they are new, some of their options to be featured or sell in their online store are still under development. On the Savant Garde site, scroll to the very bottom to click on menu options and read the current offerings or to contact someone about your art.

 

Get the Artist Marketing Resources 100+ page e-list of Art Magazines, art blogs, art publications here: http://selz.co/1AbjqlA

My Photography Arts Article Featured in Xposy Multimedia Magazine!

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As a new writer for Xposy, I’m pleased to have my first article featured in the photography section and trending in Xposy magazine. Thank you to artist Barbara Rachko for allowing me to write my first Xposy article about her work.

I’m on the look out for more quality content. Take a look at the Xposy multimedia magazine here, and if you think you artworks or arts project would be a good fit, tell me more in an email and include a link to your website–email: mariekazalia@gmail.com

 

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#Artists, It’s May, Don’t Forget Our Spring Sale! (*‿*✿) #artistresources

blogDFIdotnet April Spring Sale! (*‿*✿)  G et $5 OFF many of the #artistresources in both of our Artist Marketing Resources web stores here and here. (*‿*✿) $5.00 off the original price for the Photographers Resources E-list: International Photography agents, galleries, print sales, publishers + much more here and here. $5.00 Off our E-list of Art magazines, art blogs, art directories + more art publication resources for artists — get it here and here. $5.00 Off the International Art Gallery Directory  here and here. Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions ebook here and here. $5.00 off the Directory of Art Consultants –get it here and here. Get $5.00 off our e-list of Art Print Sales Sites and sites to sell your art printed on products–get this resource here and here. Get $5.00 off the 1,100+ Places to Sell Your Art e-list of #artistresources — here and here Get $5.00 off our e-list of Art Licensing companies and artist agents here and here. blogFDIdotnet blogFGIdotnet Image courtesy of tuelekza at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

5 New Framed Floral Still Life Oil Paintings on Amazon

We’ve added five new oil paintings to our A-mazon.com store.

Peonies, Teacup, Fan & Chinese Vase, oil painting by Gray Jacobik

Peonies, Teacup, Fan & Chinese Vase, oil painting by Gray Jacobik

 

Peonies, Teacup, Fan & Chinese Vase is an oil painting on linen on panel 20×16 inches, framed in a gold (wood) plein air frame that adds 3 inches (7.6 cm) all around.  This painting is dated and signed by the artist on back. This artwork ships with a digitally registered Certificate of Authenticity. Buy it here.

Tea & Crabapple Blooms, oil painting by Gray Jacobik

Tea & Crabapple Blooms, oil painting of  by Gray Jacobik

Tea & Crabapple Blooms, oil painting on linen 12×12 inches( 30×30 cm) framed in a 3-inch wide gold Plein air frame that increases the dimension to 18×18 inches. Buy this painting here.

A Spill of Mock Orange, oil painting by Gray Jacobik

A Spill of Mock Orange, oil painting by Gray Jacobik

View detail photos and find out more about this painting here.

Tea Roses, oil painting by Gray Jacobik

Tea Roses, oil painting by Gray Jacobik

Find close-up views of this painting here. 

A Thirst For Knowledge, oil painting by Gray Jacobik

A Thirst For Knowledge, oil painting by Gray Jacobik

Review the full details for the painting A Thirst For Knowledge here.

We’re working to add 100-200 more artworks to our A-mazon.com store. If you are an artist or craftsperson creating original work, find out how to sell with us by clicking here.

Open Call–Reviewing Art to List For Sale On Amazon

 

Many things have changed on A-mazon.com over the years. A couple of years before art galleries expanded to selling art on Amazon, I opened the Transmedia Artist A-mazon Pro Store in July of 2011. I’ve sold dozens of prints on paper and canvas, paintings, and limited edition artist posters in my A-mazon store.  

View the Transmedia Artist A-mazon Pro Store here.

Now I’d like to revitalize the inventory of my A-mazon store by adding 100-200 more artworks.

I’m especially interested in adding artwork multiples–print editions on paper and canvas and artist’s posters. I’d also like to try some hand-painted limited edition scarves, accessories, and clothing, as well as select one-of-kind handmade items.

Send the link to your website or online portfolio for review to: mariekazalia@gmail.com

There is no fee unless your work is accepted into the Transmedia Artist Amazon store.

Once accepted you will be expected to pay a one-time fee of $10USD to cover your first five listings in the store. If you want to list ten items pay $20, fifteen items pay $30 etc. Note: One print edition is one listing (for possible multiples sales from that one listing). This token fee helps us all stay committed!

Artists provide retail prices and calculate shipping expenses for each art item listing (A-mazon allows$ 4.49 shipping per listing so that an increase in retail price is necessary to cover shipping costs). Buyers pays $4.49 shipping fee. Artists must provide one or more high-resolution jpeg image of each item(including detail views) to go on each Amazon listing.

Artists are notified when a buyers pays for an order on A-mazon and then has 3-5 business day to ship the sold item (with tracking number) sent directly to the buyer . If artists are unavailable the order may be cancelled. (I want to sign on artists who are attentive to their email and reply quickly!)

Artists receive paymen-t of 60% for each sold item 30 days after tracking confirmation verifies that the buyer has received the shipped item.  A-mazon policy allows buyers 30 days to return items.

Most common reasons for non-acceptance:

  1. item/items not suited to A-mazon sales
  2. photographs of item or items do not meet A-mazon standards

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#Artists Add Your Art to Facebook Art Page + Retail Price, Link

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Artists are invited to add their art image to our Facebook page–be sure to include a link to where buyers may purchase your work, a price and details about the artwork to increase visibility and drive traffic to your site.

We often share the links to our Facebook page and Pinterest group boards on Twitter which increases the number of visitors viewing your artwork there and clicking through to visit your site.

As we reported last week, our group Pinterest boards have gotten artists higher click-throughs according to Google analytics.

Artist Leon Sarantos wrote: “Marie’s Pinterest boards are one of many important aids to artists that I’ve discovered through her Artist Marketing Resources blog. Kudos! .. and thanks for all you do.”

Two of our five Twitter pages have over ten thousand followers each: @TransArtGuide and @Artozon

Tweet your art images, links to your site, exhibition news and art sales news with the hashtag #ArtistMarket or #ArtistNews and we will retweet your tweet!

Send your work to mariekazalia@gmail.com and I will post it on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr!

 

 

 

 

Highly accomplished African artists invite portrait commissions of couples and families for Valentines Day

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Highly accomplished African artists invite you to commission a portrait of your family members and loving couples for Valentines Day. Commission a pregnancy portrait. Give the gift of a personalized fine art portrait of your wife, husband, or partner. Commission an original fine art portrait for your wedding anniversary. Collect portraits of your children as they grow. Commission an African artist to create a portrait for you to give as a personal one-of-a-kind birthday gift. Commission a personal business portrait for your office wall.

“In all fields of the visual arts, but perhaps particularly in portraiture, the experience of contemporary African art is revelatory. Created in often challenging circumstances, the work is striking in its technical accomplishment, its honesty and integrity.” Dr. Keith McFarlane PhD

These commissioned portraits are real fine art, affordable, and one-of-a-kind. Your portrait may be a hyper-realistic pencil drawings on paper or an oil painting, or even a painting in other fine art materials. Portrait artists in Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana and other African countries will be happy to consult with you one-on-one to determine the best options for your needs.

Artists such as Theophilus Boateng Kwaku Sarpong of Ghana, Elijah Mutua from Nairobi in Kenya, and Anton Kilian from Port Elizabeth, South Africa are just a few of the many artists available to create your portrait.

 

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Africa was chosen for the opportunity it affords to provide collectors and art buyers with affordable fine art original portraits and to bring much-needed support and financial benefits to emerging artists in Africa( one US dollar is far more valuable in Kenya or South Africa than it is in the USA itself.)

To commission an art work, or request more information, contact Dr. Keith McFarlane, via email here. If you’d like to telephone to discuss a portrait commission, please keep in mind that Amsterdam time is about 6 hours ahead of your time zone in the USA. Here is the phone number to call: +31 20 89 32 791

 

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African portrait artists work from one or more digital photographs that they receive via email from anywhere in the world. Size, materials, price, and delivery date are agreed upon in advance. Negative Entropy / the ArtWorld holds the funds (payment in advance) pending satisfactory completion of the commissioned portrait. Funds are released to the artist only on buyer’s approval.  To commission a work, or request more information, contact Dr. Keith McFarlane via email here. If you’d like to telephone to discuss a portrait commission, keep in mind that Amsterdam time is about 6 hours ahead of your time zone in the USA. Here is the number to call: +31 20 89 32 791

Commissioning a foreign artist for a portrait, and the artists accepting foreign commission involves a high level of trust on both sides. Recognizing this, Negative Entropy / the Artworld created a service that will safeguard the money while at the same assuring the quality and delivery of the commissioned art work. By acting as a trusted intermediary, the Artworld makes it possible for the direct commissioning of exceptional young artists by international buyers. It will do so, in line with the Artworld’s philosophy, at very low-cost. Visit this page for more on the commissioning process and terms.

Dr. Keith McFarlane PhD is an Amsterdam, Netherlands based scientist, physicist, and IT architect, as well as a published poet, arts entrepreneur and founder of Negative Entropy. McFarlane is the designer and developer and owner of the ArtWorld app. Download the app (free of charge) from the Apple App Store here.

The ArtWorld app, which creates a window on very affordable original art, expands its services to facilitate commissions of portraits.

This service will deliver almost all the portrait price to the artist. Bank charges and a very small commission ( 5%) levied on the purchase price will be charged to the artist to cover administrative expenses.

The Artworld app is about helping and giving back while engaging with artists aesthetically, intellectually and practically. “I’m very interested in the development of ideas, whatever the discipline: poetry, physics, app development, philosophy, literature and fine art. You name it . I write well, am a well-published if rather traditional poet and enjoy the role of curator and literary editor. I bring a particular talent for empathy and objectivity to my subjects, and with the visual arts, while having no formal education in fine arts, I hope to bring a freshness and a candor of approach,” says McFarlane.

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For details on commissioning a portrait click here.

 

 

Metrov: Commission A Portrait to Rival #AndyWarhol

Born in Los Angeles and schooled in art at UCLA, Metrov began his career in New York City doing illustrations for major publishers such as MacMillan, McGraw-Hill, New York Magazine, and ultimately Push Pin Studios, the only graphic designers to ever exhibit in the Paris Louvre. He eventually segued into Fine Art painting after studying with Prix di Rome scholar, Gilbert Stone. Metrov began doing portraits of celebrities and international socialites. He quickly became renowned for his uncanny ability to capture his subject’s “spiritual essence.” “It’s not something I try to do, it’s simply what comes naturally. Some have called it a psychic ability,” says Metrov, now living and working in Santa Barbara, California, America’s  “Côte d’Azur.”

When Margaux Hemingway saw her finished portrait, she couldn’t stop crying for an hour. Ben Vereen stood speechless before his likeness. Mick Jagger hired Metrov to paint his wife, Bianca. Metrov began competing with his neighbor, Andy Warhol, as portraitist of New York’s elite high society. Growing restless, however, with static artwork, Metrov became fascinated by the potential of motion pictures to be “paintings that moved and made sound.”

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“Margaux” by Metrov (1977)

After spending many years in the motion picture business, Metrov once again began accepting portrait commissions in 2012. His style has evolved over time, but his art, whether digital (as seen  below) or photographic with synthetic polymers, continues to reflect his subject’s inner nature as well as their common human struggle to balance the often chaotic energies around them.

 

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Digital portrait of the artist’s wife, Dr. Maureen O’Brien (2014)

Metrov was recently invited to conduct a public portrait session at the Santa Barbara Museum of Contemporary Art as part of Marinella Senatore’s, highly acclaimed “Building Communities” exhibition. The event was a huge success. Some of the portraits from the exhibit may be seen on his website: http://www.metrov.org/mcasb-portraits/


To learn more about this exciting opportunity to commission Metrov for your portrait, please contact Marie Kazalia via email here.

Australian Cattle Dog “Harley” the Official Muse of Marmet’ Fine Art

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We would like to help Randall Marmet’ introduce Harley, his pet Australian cattle dog and the real power behind the artist.
“She is alway by my side both inside and outside of my studio. She wanted to be in the picture we were shooting the other day, so I decide to include her.  She really does have a part in my creative process and she is a true friend,” said Randall Marmet’. “So I would like to start with this picture of her… Introduce her as the official Muse,  And there is a new painting coming soon…”
In the weeks ahead, we’ll feature Randall’s new work.
In past months, we’ve featured the artist’s paintings. You can find our review articles of his work here and here.
Ignition, Randall Marmet', 16 x 20 x 3/4 inches. This hand-painted artwork is on hand-stretched gallery-quality canvas clear coated with archival artists varnish for protection against dust and abrasion. $130.00 USD

Ignition, Randall Marmet’, 16 x 20 x 3/4 inches. This hand-painted artwork is on hand-stretched gallery-quality canvas clear coated with archival artists varnish for protection against dust and abrasion.
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Video: Start to Finish oil painting by Davide Ricchetti

We leave Sundays open to share videos we receive from artists. Italian artist Davide Ricchetti sent us this video showing the stages of development of his oil on canvas painting titled Estate – Summer.  View more at davidericchetti.com

 

IF you have a video you’d like us to share here and on Twitter and other social media sites, contact —

Marie Kazalia email: MarieKazalia@gmail.com

Studio Visit Site for Making Reservations to Visit Artist Studios

 

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Jacks Pollock’s studio floor in the Pollock Krasner house.

We took a few days off during the Christmas holiday week and now we’re back to share the really great Studio Visit site that artists and collectors will want to know about. It’s an artist studio reservation service that is provided completely free to artists and collectors.

Studio Visit is a website for collectors to make reservations to visit artist studios searchable by city and country. So far, the main studio locations listed are cities in Germany, Spain, Mexico, Belgium and the Netherlands. Once you add your studio location your city will appear in the available locations.

Artists simply register with their studio address, name, and at least one picture of their studio. Artist/studios can add up to ten pictures of their studio space, up to ten images of their artwork, a Google map view, artist CV/Statement and other menu options.

The Studio Visit website provides a booking system. Through this system potential buyers and collectors will request a studio visit only on the days, times, and for the duration that the artist or studio configures. The booking system will ask for basic contact information from the collector that will be seen only by the artist/ studio they request to visit.

Once a collector books a studio visit reservation the studio will receive an email. In the studio account menu option RESERVATION MANAGE the reservation booking can be approved or rejected. If approved the collector will receive an email and can only go ahead with the studio visit appointment with this confirmation email.

News of this service is provided to you by the Artist Marketing Resources blog For the past six years, Artist Marketing Resources has been providing information to artists. Some of our resources and services include: The International Art Gallery Directory  available hereArt Licensing companies agencies + artist agents & artist reps hereTransmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions ebook hereDirectory of Art Consultants here1,100+ Places to Sell Your Art E-list herePhotographers Resources of International Photography Reps and agents, galleries, print sales, publishers + more hereArt magazines, art blogs, art directories e-list of art publication resources for artists hereArt Print Resources for artists here , Featured Artists here, and our E-Postcard Marketing Service for Artists here.

Fine Art Gallery Represents the Paintings of Emerging Artists at Affordable Prices

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The Gregg Irby Fine Art gallery represents emerging artists at affordable prices in the niche market they’ve built. Gallery curators scour the country for new talents to bring their clients one-of-a-kind paintings by artists who have yet to be widely discovered. They strive to have a variety of painting styles in their gallery.

Both aspiring and established art collectors in Atlanta, Georgia can see the available artworks in person in the Gregg Irby gallery.  Plus, their connection to the up-and-coming art community allows Gregg Irby curators to source stunning paintings from artists for collectors shopping in their online gallery shop.

If you are an artist, take a look at the art on the gallery site. If your paintings complement what you see on the site and you think that you work in a good fit and in line with their price points–you can email 5-7 images to the gallery. Read the full submission guidelines on the gallery site.

Artist Marketing Resources continually adds more and more galleries to our e-list of 5,000 international art galleries. We’ve been working on the e-list over the past several years. Gain access to the international art gallery e-list here.

Our Artist Resources Are Now in a New Store

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Our International Art Gallery Directory and other artist resources are now available in our new Selz store, with more payment options.

Click on these links to our other resources in our new store:

Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions ebook

Directory of Art Consultants

1,100+ Places to Sell Your Art

Photographers Resources 

Art magazines, art blogs, art directories e-list of art publication resources for artists 

Art Print Sales Resources for Artists 

E-Postcard Marketing Service for Artists

OAC Gallery Curated Affordable Art Site

 

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OAC Gallery is a curated art sales site of painting, photography, mixed media, printmaking, sculpture, and works on paper. OAC Gallery is small and selective. Their curators feel that a well-curated site strengthens artists online presence, helping them sell more work. They work with each artist to carefully select affordable pieces from their portfolios that appeal to their core audience, and, in turn,  engage buyers more powerfully. OAC Gallery has no exclusivity clause. They want artists to succeed and affiliate with as many galleries as possible.

Find many more are sales sites and physical art sales venues on the 1,100+ Places to Sell Your Art e-list. Review five thousand physical art gallery listings in the International Art Gallery Directory  

 

Upload Pictures of Your Art Just Once to Multiple Online Galleries via New Service

 

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If you are an artist, you’ve probably spent hours of your valuable time adding your art images to online galleries, uploading each image individually to each site again and again. Now, there’s a new service (still being developed and coming soon). Robots for your Photos takes care of such boring and time-consuming repetitious tasks and reduces them down to one. You will upload your photos once to Robots for your Photos and the robots will add them to various photo servers and online galleries (such as Flickr, Facebook, 500px). These robots automatically connect to selected online platforms and determine the best time to publish your photographs based on collected data and an algorithm. Robots for your Photos will also collect your likes, favorites, and comments from all services into one location so you won’t have to check each service manually. Be one of the first to try Robots for your Photos here: http://robots.photos.

 

Other Resources for artists:

Big Ink Open Call Collaborative Large Woodcut Project and More

'Portrait of Hagiwara Sakutarô', woodblock print by Onchi Kôshirô, 1943, 1st edition, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

‘Portrait of Hagiwara Sakutarô’, woodblock print by Onchi Kôshirô, 1943, 1st edition, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

The Big Ink website and blog has a current call to artists to take part in a collaborative large woodcut project. Monumental prints inspire artists and the public alike to think big, set long-term goals, and have the perseverance to see complex projects to fruition.

Each year artists from all backgrounds including sculpture, photography, painting, and print participate. Artists are invited to submit a proposal to create a woodcut at least 24 x 36 inches in dimension via an open call for entry.  If accepted, artists are given two months to carve their image into a piece of plywood.  At the end of the two months, all the artists meet for a printing session at a local print studio and help one another print their woodcuts onto paper. Typically between 30 to 36 hand pulled prints are produced during two days of printing sessions. Each artist donates one print to the BIG INK portfolio.

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner , Portrait of Otto Müller , 1915

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner , Portrait of Otto Müller , 1915

The Printeresting site welcomes submissions for Printeresting content: artwork, news, exhibitions, book releases, reviews, or random moments of print. They also accept submissions from guest contributors. If you’d like submit an article for possible inclusion on Printeresting, please register on the site and a password will be emailed to you. Then log in, draft a post, and submit it to Printeresting editorial review

Printeresting, as a rule, does not publish announcements for kick starters or other fundraisers, calls for entry, holiday sales, and other opportunities.  But feel free to use their classifieds page to share these types of items.

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