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Twisted Paper pushes the boundaries of what can be classified as art. "You’re reading [the paper] like a figure, even though it’s just trash," says Broun. "But he’s presenting it, isolating it against a background, giving it a kind of iconic stance within the frame of the photo. . . focusing the attention that you would give to an artwork on a piece of cast-off paper. . . . He’s making an artwork out of really nothing."
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