Maria Pergay celebrating five decades of her sensual yet whimisical work in a a 17th century townhouse on Place des Vosges!
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CURRENT READING: David Benjamin Sherry: It's Time : Damiani : D.A.P ( Distributed Art Publishers, Inc)Submitted by Wayne on Fri, 2009-08-28 21:14.
"If I am romantic of the past for one thing, it would have to be the handwork, feel, emotional content, labor-intensive and traditional printing of photography"
TI came home to a very pleasant surprise last night in the form of two lovely monographs compliments of D.A.P .
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Chris Burden's dedication to the ideal of the extreme has made a myth of the man. From his graduate piece in his Master Of Fine Arts program at UC Irvine where he locked himself in a school locker for five days, to his decision in November 1971 to make a piece called "Shoot", in which a friend fired a gun fifteen feet away from him to create a "wound" as art piece, Burden has certainly pushed art's self-definition to its edge. Almost self-destructively so. But it is the April 23 1974 performance, in Venice California when Burden had himself cruxified to a Volkswagen and then driven for probably a good 30 seconds on a speedway, that his place was secured in the annals of art infamy. It was supposed to be the kind of anti-art, not made for consumption or for that matter- for posterity - but here it is, one of the greatest images in contemporary art history and the cover moment of the must-buy overview of Burden's work. Currently available via D.A.P. By Locus and Publishing Co. $85.00.