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  • Education
  • Selected Solo
  • Selected Group Shows
  • Awards / Grants / Fellowships
  • Bibliography (selected)
  • Books and Catalogues
  • Publications
  • Interviews
  • Articles and Reviews

Born 1981, Cologne, DE Lives and works in Cologne, DE

Education

  • 2004-2009 Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (Albert Oehlen)
  • 2009 Akademiebrief and Meisterschüler

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017

  • BEI MIR GEHT ES IN DEN KELLER HOCH, Blueproject Foundation, Barcelona, ES

2016

  • One Trick Pony, Siegburger Strasse 235, Cologne, DE
  • To Lose, Leopold-Hoesch-Museum, Düren, DE (with Michail Pirgelis)
  • Nothing Happened, Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles, US (with Michail Pirgelis)
  • Nothing Happened, Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne, DE (with Michail Pirgelis)

2015

  • The F Word, Arken Museum, Ishøj, DK
  • I want to die Forever, Kunstraum Innsbruck, AT
  • How to do things left, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, US
  • Ich bin gekommen um dir zu sagen dass ich gehe, 032c Workshop, Berlin, DE

2014

  • Just Do It, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, IT
  • Emotional Paintings, Peres Projects, Berlin, DE
  • Auch die schönste Frau ist an den Füssen zu Ende / Even The Most Beautiful Woman Ends At Her Feet, Oko Gallery, New York, US
  • Das Goldene Scheiss, Almine Rech, Paris, FR

2013

  • Yes or let’s say no, Simon Lee, London, UK 
  • Relax/Outline Paintings, Siegburger Straße. 235w, Cologne, DE
  • ‘I’m OK.’ Moments later, he was shot, Peres Projects, Berlin, DE
  • A show about painting (with Michail Pirgelis), Jan Kaps, Cologne, DE
  • F, Artothek, Cologne, DE  

2012

  • From bad to worse, Ltd, Los Angeles, US  
  • Tried and Failed, BolteLang, Zurich, CH
  • David Ostrowski & Jack Henry, Nudashank, Baltimore, US
  • Dann lieber nein, Figge von Rosen Galerie, Cologne, DE
  • Sprechen sie dick (with Harmony Korine), Jagla Ausstellungsraum, Cologne, DE

2011

  • Between Two Ferns (with Michail Pirgelis), Mike Potter Projects, Cologne, DE
  • Die Lügnerin (with Philip Seibel), Format:C, Düsseldorf, DE

2010

  • 1981 (with Luke Barber-Smith), Parkhaus im Malkasten, Düsseldorf, DE

2008

  • Bilder mit Sonnenbrand (with Max Frintrop), First Floor Contemporary, Düsseldorf, DE

2007

  • How to Look at Homegrown Terror, Fette’s Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
  • Hulk vs. Hulk (with Max Frintrop), Kunstraum Acapulco, Düsseldorf, DE

2006

  • Wie man aus einer Affäre gleich zwei macht (w. Michail Pirgelis), Raum für Kunst und Musik, Cologne, DE

2005

  • Das Goldene Scheiß, Raum für Kunst und Musik, Cologne, DE

Selected Group Shows

2017

  • Wahnsinn, Kunstgruppe, Cologne, DE
  • White Columns Benefit, White Columns, New York, US
  • Lockers V2, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL
  • The Art Show - Art of the New Millennium in Taguchi Art Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, JP

2016

  • Fasi Lunari, Fondazione Carriero, Milan, IT
  • Progressive Praxis, de la Cruz Collection, Miami, US
  • You've Got to Know the Rules... To Break Them, de la Cruz Collection, Miami, US
  • My Abstract World, me Collectors Room Berlin, Berlin, DE
  • Made in Germany: Contemporary Art from the Rubell Family Collection, McNay Art Collection, San Antonio, US
  • Merci Raymond By Bertrand Lavier, Monnaie de Paris, Paris, FR

2015

  • Full of Peril and Weirdness: Painting as a Universalism, M WOODS, Beijing, China
  • Benefit, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, DE
  • Sprayed, Gagosian Gallery, London, UK
  • A Man Walks Into a Bar, me Collectors Room, Berlin, Germany
  • The Shell, curated by Eric Troncy, Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, FR
  • Martin Barré, David Ostrowski, Julian Schnabel, Reena Spaulings, curated by Alison Gingeras & Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, US 

2014

  • 17 Abstract Paintings, selected by Warhus Rittershaus, Cologne, DE
  • Benefit, Swiss Institute, New York, US
  • The Pipe at the Gates of Dawn, Jan Kaps, Cologne, DE
  • DAVID OSTROWSKI,JUSTIN MATHERLY, OSCAR MURILLO, TOBIAS PILS, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, CH
  • I may be wrong but I think you are beautiful, David Achenbach Projects, Düsseldorf, DE
  • Ordinary Freaks, Künstlerhaus Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz, AU
  • Nowhere, Kosmetiksalon Babette, Berlin, DE
  • Collective III, Gallery Guy Bärtschi, Geneva, CH
  • Where Were You?, Lisson Gallery, London, UK
  • Drive the Change, 100plus, Zurich, CH
  • I may be wrong but I think you are beautiful, David Aschenbach Projects, Düsseldorf, DE
  • Beware Wet Paint, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK
  • Walk the line, Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong, CN
  • Group Spirit, Peres Projects, Berlin, DE

2013

  • Jahresgaben, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, DE
  • The Medium of Intensity, Carl Kostyál, Stockholm, SE
  • One from None, Autocenter, Berlin, DE
  • The End, Q-Box, Athens, GR
  • Degrees of Separation, Galerie Jeanroch Dard, Paris, FR
  • Papierarbeiten, Jagla Ausstellungsraum, Cologne, DE
  • The Edge of Abstraction, Hopstreet, Brussels, BE
  • 17/13, Kunstrgruppe Kunstverein, Cologne, DE
  • Space Whole Karaoke Middlemarch, Brussels, BE
  • The Gesture and the Sign, curated by Susan May, White Cube, São Paulo, BR
  • Beyond The Object, Brand New Gallery, Milan, IT

2012

  • Slowed & Throwed, Chinatown Arcade, New York, NY
  • Shoot the Lobster, Martos Gallery, New York, NY
  • Seriously connected old greyhair, Christopher Crescent, HD:Projects, New York, NY
  • Große Jahresgabenausstellung, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, DE
  • Bread Box, ZieherSmith, Nashville, US
  • En désordre, Sammlung Philara, Düsseldorf, DE
  • Family Matters, Le Courant, Brussels, BE
  • Full House, Kunstgruppe Kunstverein, Cologne, DE
  • New Gestural Painting, September, Berlin, DE
  • Blitz, Rod Barton Gallery, London, UK
  • Neue Tiere 3, Kunstverein Koelnberg, Cologne, DE
  • Tlk Drty, Amstel41, Amsterdam, NL
  • Unterm Strich, Figge von Rosen Galerie, Cologne, DE
  • Jonathan Binet, Lydia Gifford, David Ostrowski, BolteLang, Zurich, CH
  • Neue Wände, Knust x Kunz, Munich, DE

2011

  • This is Tomorrow, Annarumma Gallery, Naples, IT
  • Boo!, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL
  • Vor Gott ist alle Kunst Scheisse II,Boutique, Cologne, DE
  • Jahresgaben, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, DE
  • GSK - Gesellschaft für streitorientierte Kulturforschung, Düsseldorf, DE
  • Single Museum, Kunstraum Düsseldorf, DE
  • Papierarbeiten, Jagla Ausstellungsraum, Cologne, DE
  • Moraltarantula 5, Zollamt-Oberhafenkantine, Hamburg, DE
  • Korrupte Talente, Avantrash, Munich, DE
  • Single Club, Düsseldorf, DE
  • Dirty Dancing, Figge von Rosen Galerie, Cologne, DE
  • Everything you ever liked about your mother, 15 Howie Street, London, UK
  • The Spur of the Moment, Nest, Den Haag, NL
  • Pop Hits, Tanzschule, München; Autocenter, Berlin, DE

2010

  • Addition and Subtraction, 304 days, Vancouver, CA
  • GSK - Gesellschaft für streitorientierte Kulturforschung, Düsseldorf, DE
  • Vor Gott ist alle Kunst Scheisse, Oktober, Düsseldorf, DE
  • Moraltarantula 4, Elektrohaus, Hamburg, DE
  • A thing is a thing in a whole which it’s not, Temporary Gallery Cologne, Cologne, DE;
  • We redefine when we come of age 1976-1987, Toldkammeret, Helsingør, DK
  • The rest is history, Mike Potter Projects, Berlin, DE
  • Editionen + X, Artleib, Düsseldorf, DE
  • The Destroyed Room, Whatspace, Perron 58, Tilburg, NL
  • Forgotten Bar Project, Galerie im Regierungsviertel, Berlin, DE
  • Nothing is wrong if it feels good, Mike Potter Projects, Cologne, DE

2009

  • Lust auf Öl, Raum Kalk, Cologne, DE
  • The last real painters, Resy Muijsers Contemporary Art, Tilburg, NL
  • Painting on the Möve, kuratiert von Albert Oehlen, Wiensowski & Harbord, Berlin, DE
  • Something strange will happen this summer, Mike Potter Projects, Oxford, England, UK
  • Whatbar 5, Whatspace, Ghent, BE
  • Giganten, Mike Potter Projects, Cologne, DE
  • Dolce Standards, Maverick, Cologne, DE

2008

  • 1001 Bild, Villa de Bank, Enschede, NL
  • Great Expectations, Artlab21, Bergamont Station, Los Angeles, US

2007

  • Unqualifiziertes Dunkel, Raum für Kunst und Musik, Cologne, DE
  • Bye, Bye Acapulco, Kunstraum Acapulco, Düsseldorf, DE;
  • Kombilösung: Spiegelvision , Artleib, Düsseldorf, DE
  • *Achte oder zehnte Ausstellung im Blast Raum(), Kunstraum Blast, Cologne, DE
  • Royalbunker, Institut für zeitgenössische Beobachtung, Vienna, AT

2006

  • I know you, but you don’t know me, Fette’s Gallery, Los Angeles, US
  • Intersection, Resy Muijsers Contemporary Art, Tilburg, NL
  • Jahresgaben, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, DE
  • Bretter, die die Welt bedeuten, Kunstraum Acapulco, Düsseldorf, DE
  • Vergeht mir Hören, Sehen und Denken, Galerie Tedden, Oberhausen, DE
  • Public Folder #2, Raum für Kunst und Musik, Cologne; Museumsquartier, Vienna, AT

Awards / Grants / Fellowships

2012

  • Atelierstipendium Kölnischer Kunstverein und Imhoff-Stiftung, Cologne, DE

Bibliography (selected)

Books and Catalogues

2016

  • I want to die Forever , Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck, AT

2015

  • The F Word , Arken Museum, Ishøj, DK

2014

  • How to do things left , Rubell Family Collection, Miami, US
  • Rubell Family Collection: Highlights & Artists' Writings, Miami, US
  • A man walks into a bar, Hatje Cantz, DE
  • Autocenter, Distanz Verlag, Berlin, DE
  • Kurt Beers, Introduction by Gregor Muir, 100 Painters of Tomorrow, Thames & Hudson

2013

  • David Ostrowski, F Paintings, Peres Projects, Berlin, DE
  • David Ostrowski, Even the most beautiful woman ends at her feet, Meurer Verlag, Cologne, DE

2012

  • Parkhaus im Malkastenpark 1997 - 2011, Karl Heinz Rummeny
  • Rising, Young artists to keep an eye on, Daab Verlag, Cologne, DE

Publications

2014

  • Beware Wet Paint, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, IT

2013

  • artothek 2013, Raum für junge Kunst, Cologne, DE

2012

  • Palais 18, Nouvelles Vagues, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR
  • David Ostrowski & Leif Randt, Shake Your Tree, Nr. 4, Berlin, DE
  • DRTY TLK, Published by Anthony Salvador, Amsterdam, NL
  • Dann lieber nein, Figge von Rosen Galerie, Cologne, DE

2011

  • Die Lügnerin, David Ostrowski & Philip Seibel, Format:C, Düsseldorf, DE

2010

  • We redefine when we come of age 1976-1987, TTC Book, Copenhagen, DK

2007

  • Hulk vs. Hulk, David Ostrowski & Max Frintrop, Acapulco, Düsseldorf
  • Material, herausgegeben von BLAST, Darling Publications, Cologne, DE

Interviews

2014

  • Dirk Vanduffel, "Knowledge can be annoying and has to be suppressed sometimes", Artdependence, December
  • Gea Politi intervista David Ostrowski, Flash Art, Italy, October/November Issue
  • Fabrizio Meris, "David Ostrowski is the golden boy of abstract painting", i-D.Vice.com, October 15
  • Fabrizio Meris, "David Ostrowski, il Golden Boy dell'Arte Contemporanea", i-D.com, September 29
  • Daniele Perra, "David Ostrowski. Il pittore della soppressione", Artribune, August 2
  • Alexander J. Bacon, "Think Harder", The Brooklyn Rail, June
  • Lilly Wei, David Ostrowski Interview, Studio International, Mai 30

2013

  • Eugenio Re Rebaudengo, "An Interview with the artist David Ostrowski", ARTUNER, December
  • "David Ostrowski - Yes or let’s say no", Hunger, December 2
  • Harmony Korine Interview with David Ostrowski, September
  • Steven Cox, "David Ostrowski - Interview", Hunted Projects, June 22

2011

  • Anna Lena Werner, Interview with David Ostrowski, Artfridge, January 24

2010

  • David Ostrowski Interview, MOFF Magazine, Cologne, Issue 02

2007

  • Nancy Lupo, Interview with David Ostrowski, Artslant

Articles and Reviews

2017

  • Kenny Schachter, The $14 Million Flip, and What the London Day Sales Foretell for the Near Future, Artnet News, March 13
  • Jonathan T. D. Neil, "David Ostrowski and Michail Pirgelis: 'Nothing Happened' ", Art Review, January 31
  • Dan Duray, Independent fair delivers on diversity and quality with early sales, The Art Newspaper, March 3

2016

  • Editor, Zwischen Manie und Manier, Welt, April 4
  • Daniel Schreiber, "David Ostrowski and Michail Pirgelis' 'To Lose' at Leopold Hoesch", Düren, May 12
  • Daniel Schreiber, (Nothing Left) 'To Lose', Elephant Magazine, May 1
  • Alexandra Wach, Weniger ist Mehr, Monopol, May 19
  • Christiane Hoffmans, Kurz vor Erreichen des Nullpunkts, Welt, May 21
  • Alex Bacon, Surface, Image, Reception: Painting in a Digital Age, Rhinome, May 24
  • Elly Parsons, "Michail Pirgelis and David Ostrowski’s Visual Affinities Come Into Focus", Wallpaper, November 26
  • Editors, "David Ostrowski, Michail Pirgelis’ 'Nothing Happened' at Sprüth Magers Los Angeles", Blouin Art Info, December 20

2015

  • Noemi Smolik, The Abstract Turn, Artblog Cologne, January 18
  • Federico Florian, David Ostrowski;at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Art in America, January
  • Molly Gottschalk, The Top 10 Artists Under 35 in 2014, Artsy, January 4

2014

  • Bojan Maric, Emergence of four, Widewalls, December 31
  • Kate Neave, Javier Peres: embracing the extreme, Dazed & Confused, December
  • Martina Lolli, Tutto sulla pittura. Alla Fondazione Sandretto di Torino, Artribune, December 2
  • Beware Wet Paint, The ICA’s latest ambitious exhibition, The Independent, November 28
  • Gesine Borcherdt, Beware Wet Paint, Turin/London, art Das Kunstmagazin, online, November 26
  • Ana B.K, "Just do it, David Ostrowski", Widewalls, November 3
  • Peter J. Amdam, Twelve profiles account for the best of the season: David Ostrowski, Kaleidoscope, Issue 22, Fall
  • Sophie Pinet, 8 (très) jeunes artistes qui montent, qui montent …, AD Magazine, October
  • David Ostrowski e la pittura sbagliata, Torino+ Piemonte Contemporary Art, October
  • Matt Randal, 10 Emerging Contemporay Artists, Widewalls, September 30
  • Ingeborg Wiensowski, Geschichtete Gefühle, DER SPIEGEL, KulturSPIEGEL, September 29
  • Karen Wright, Through the paint barrier, The Independent, September 23
  • Olga Gambari, Fondazione Sandretto: David Ostrowski, la Repubblica, September 11
  • Tris di opening alla Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Art Texts Pics, September 11
  • Angelo Mistrangelo, Dall’11 tris di mostre alla galleria Sandretto, La Stampa (Torino Sette), September 11
  • Marco Enrico Giacomelli, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. Le mostre della stagione 2014/2015, Artribune, September 10
  • David Ostrowski alla Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, La Stampa (Torino Sette), September 5
  • Il pittore errante, Il Giornale dell’Arte, September
  • Matt Randal, 10 Emerging Contemporay Artists, Widewalls, July 27
  • Emotional Paintings: David Ostrowski, Cura Magazine, June 2014
  • The Enigma of David Ostrowski, Anneli Botz, Sleek, Issue #42, Summer
  • Kultur/Notiert, David Ostrowski, Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, Mai 20
  • David Ostrowski, ExtraTorino, October
  • Ashton Cooper, David Ostrowski, Modern Painters, July/August
  • Alex Bacon, Think Harder: An exchange between David Ostrowski and Alex Bacon, Brooklyn Rail, June 5
  • Emotional Paintings: David Ostrowski, Cura Magazine, May 15
  • 032c's Top 10 Openings for Gallery Weekend Berlin, 032c, April 30
  • Gallery Weekend Berlin, Sieben aus fünfzig: Die besten Ausstellungen zum zehnjährigen Jubiläum, Welt am Sonntag, Nr. 17, April 27
  • Cornelius Tittel,I Think We May Have Something Here, 032c, Summer
  • Despina Stokou, How to fuck things up 2, Less Than David Ostrowski, Berlin Independents Guide, Bpigs, April 23
  • Scott Reyburn, "Hot New Artists, Getting Hotter, The International New York Times, April 14
  • Timothée Magot, David Ostrowski at Almine Rech: Kein (Goldene) Scheiss, WAD Magazine, Spring
  • Louisa Elderton, David Ostrowski, Simon Lee Gallery, London, March 10
  • J.J. Charlesworth, David Ostrowski, Yes or Let’s Say No, Art Review, March
  • Michael Kohler, Schmutzfink und Romantiker, Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, February 26
  • Cologne stars, Wallpaper, February
  • Sophie Neve, David Ostrowski: A Complex Lineage, ARTUNER, February
  • Sharon Butler, Portfolio: It’s about something. It’s about nothing, twocoatsofpaint.com, February

2013

  • Daniel Barnes, Bold Gestures of Anti-Painting, Artslant, December
  • The Gaurdian Guide, December 7
  • David Ostrowski’s emotional paintings, Conceptual Fine Arts, December
  • James Bell, Art - David Ostrowski, Simon Lee Gallery’, City A.M., November 29
  • "David Ostrowski - Yes or let’s say no", Wall Street Magazine, November
  • Stephen Powell, "David Ostrowski - Yes or let’s say no", The Upcoming, November
  • Marcus Woeller, "Ja, nein, vielleicht! David Ostrowski malt das Nichts", Blouin Artinfo, November
  • Francesca Gavin, "Exhibition of the month: David Ostrowski", Dazed & Confused, December
  • Ross Simonini, "Showtime", Interview Magazine, November
  • Oliver Koerner von Gustorf, Sieben Maler fürs 21. Jahrhundert, Monopol, September
  • You Are Cordially Invited, The Artfair Issue, Nr.1
  • Jens Asthoff, "David Ostrowski", Kunstforum International Nr. 221, May
  • Hanna Styrie, "Nur noch Ozzy Osbourne fletscht seine Zähne", Kölnische Rundschau, April 9
  • James Shaeffer, "David Ostrowski" Kaleidoscope, April 4
  • Sabine Elsa Müller, Kölner StadtRevue, April
  • "David Ostrowski Inszeniert Zufälle in der artothek", Rheinische Post, April
  • Marcus Woeller, "Er steht vor dem Nichts", Welt am Sonntag, Nr. 12, March 24
  • Flora Yin-Wong, "Driven to Abstraction Day 2", Dazed Digital, March
  • Suzanne Hudson, "David Ostrowski", Artforum, March
  • Brent Randall, "David Ostrowski", Husk Magazine, February 2
  • Francesca Gavin, "The Return of Abstract Art", Dazed Digital, March
  • Francesca Gavin, "Driven to Abstraction", Dazed & Confused, March
  • Jonathan Griffin, "David Ostrowski", Art Review, Issue 65, January/February
  • Elisa Carmichael, "25 Artists to Watch in 2013 - David Ostrowski", Complex, January

2012

  • Quinn Latimer, "Jonathan Binet, Lydia Gifford and David Ostrowski", Artforum, June
  • Bettina Haiss, "Einer kritzelt, einer läuft vor die Wand", Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, April 16

2011

  • Katharina Severin, "Alle Jahre wieder", Artnet, December 8
  • Magdalena Kröner, "Auch im Sommer auf allen Kanälen", Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, August 13

Exhibitions

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Artist  Title  Date  Location 
David OstrowskiDavid Ostrowski Ich bin gekommen um dir zu sagen dass ich gehe 2015-04-2424/04/2015–
22/05/2015
032c Workshop, Berlin, DE032c Workshop, Berlin, DE
David OstrowskiDavid Ostrowski I want to die Forever 2015-04-1111/04/2015–
13/06/2015
Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck, ATKunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck, AT
David OstrowskiDavid Ostrowski The F Word 2015-02-2828/02/2015–
14/06/2015
ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj, DKARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj, DK
David OstrowskiDavid Ostrowski How to do things left 2014-12-0303/12/2014–
01/05/2015
Rubell Family Collection, Miami, USRubell Family Collection, Miami, US
David OstrowskiDavid Ostrowski Just do it. 2014-09-1111/09/2014–
01/02/2015
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, ITFondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, IT
Group Showassume vivid astro focus, Jeff Elrod, Mark Flood, Dorothy Iannone, Leo Gabin, Brent Wadden, David Ostrowski, Ida Ekblad, Unidentified Bassa, Gola, Mende and Vai artists, Will BooneGroup Showassume vivid astro focus, Jeff Elrod, Mark Flood, Dorothy Iannone, Leo Gabin, Brent Wadden, David Ostrowski, Ida Ekblad, Unidentified Bassa, Gola, Mende and Vai artists, Will Boone Group Spirit 2014-06-2828/06/2014–
09/08/2014
Peres ProjectsPeres Projects
David OstrowskiDavid Ostrowski Emotional Paintings 2014-05-0202/05/2014–
21/06/2014
Peres ProjectsPeres Projects
David OstrowskiDavid Ostrowski Relax/Outline Paintings 2013-06-0101/06/2013–
01/06/2013
Cologne, DECologne, DE
David OstrowskiDavid Ostrowski F 2013-03-0707/03/2013–
27/04/2013
Artothek, Cologne, DEArtothek, Cologne, DE
David OstrowskiDavid Ostrowski ‘I’m OK.’ Moments later, he was shot 2013-03-0101/03/2013–
13/04/2013
Peres ProjectsPeres Projects

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