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A page from Chicago's "Rejection Quintet" project that shows six identical squares evenly placed on the page in rows of two, depicting different variations of a vaginal/flower form--closed, then open by the end. At the top in cursive writing is the question: "How does it feel to expose your real identity?" At the bottom the answer: "It's like opening your flower and no longer being afraid it will be rejected." There are two other paragraphs of smaller cursive text in the middle of the drawing.

Judy Chicago, Rejection Breakthrough Drawing (from The Rejection Quintet), 1974; Prismacolor and graphite on paper, 40 x 30 in.; Collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Photo courtesy of the Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center, NMWA; © Judy Chicago

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