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Deconstructing an Artist’s Dubious Claim

PHILADELPHIA — When I first saw William Pope.L’s “Claim” (2009), I was intrigued by its emphatic presence and endless detail. Created for the exhibition Ruffneck Constructivists at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, “Claim” is an enormous wall, about a foot thick, 36 feet wide, and 15 feet tall.