Saturday, January 19, 2008
Acconci was a poet. Then he masturbated under a ramp in a gallery where people were encouraged to walk around said ramp. He also cooed sexual fantasies at people using a microphone. People agree this is a brilliant piece because it took conceptual art to it's logical conclusion: replacing figurative masturbation with the real thing. 1972.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
"Neo-Dada" or "Postmodern" or whatever painter Yves Klein has this technique where he would use nude women as his "living brushes" on the canvas. Some folks have called this technique "anthropometry". I call it a party. 1960.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
So this clever fellow cradled a dead rabbit in his arms, covered his head in honey and goldleaf, attached an iron slab to his boot and then whispered gently into the rabbit's ear. No wonder they called him Joseph "Sir Smoothesalot" Beuys.