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Mark Lombardi, World Finance Corporation and Associates, ca. 1970–84: Miami–Ajman–Bogota–Caracas (7th Version), 1999, graphite and colored pencil on paper, 69 1/8 x 84".

Mark Lombardi

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Mark Lombardi, World Finance Corporation and Associates, ca. 1970–84: Miami–Ajman–Bogota–Caracas (7th Version), 1999, graphite and colored pencil on paper, 69 1/8 x 84".

While living in Houston during the late 1980s, Mark Lombardi wrote two seemingly unrelated book manuscripts: one on panoramic painting and the other on the decade’s domestic and international drug wars. He then began to collect information on a subject that would transform him from part-time painter into one of the most prominent emerging artists at the turn of the millennium: the savings and loan crisis and its connections to President George H .W. Bush, Texas politics, and various US allies around the world. Starting with small, rough sketches he made on scraps of paper and napkins in an effort to better organize the details of his research, Lombardi made such works as the meticulous and sprawling Bank of Credit and Commerce International, International Credit and Investment Corporation and First American Bank Shares, ca. 1972–91 aka BCCI–ICIC–FAB (4th Version), 1996, first

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