Don Bachardy, Ed Ruscha(1972), Ink and ink wash on paper, Sheet: 61.5 × 48.5 cm (24 3/16 × 19 1/8"), National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, © Don Bachardy, Courtesy of Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.

The introductory wall text for the “Recent Acquisitions”1 exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery (NPG) states its acquisition policy:


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