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I don't feel that Richie playing with guns will have a negative effect on his personality. (He already wants to be a policeman). His childhood gun-playing won't make him into a cop-shooter. By playing with guns he learns to socialize with other children. I find the neighbors who are offended by Richie's gun, either the father hunts or their kids are the first to take Richie's gun and go off and play with it.

1972 (print 1998)

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  • Medium

    Gelatin silver print

  • Accession number

    2004.69.70

  • Dimensions

    Paper: 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm)

  • Credit

    The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
    Gift of Gary A. Richwald, MD, MPH in memory of Ann and Marvin Richwald