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George BRECHT

1926–2008, USA

Also known as: George Ellis Macdiarmid

Name George BRECHT
Birth 1926, 27/8
Died 2008, 5/12

George Brecht, born George Ellis MacDiarmid, was an American conceptual artist and avant-garde composer as well as a professional chemist who worked as a consultant for companies including Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, and Mobil Oil. He was a key member of, and influence on, Fluxus, the international group of avant-garde artists centred around George Maciunas, having been involved with the group from the first performances in Wiesbaden 1962 until Maciunas\' death in 1978.
One of the originators of \'participatory\' art, in which the artwork can only be experienced by the active involvement of the viewer, he is most famous for his Event Scores such as Drip Music 1962, and is widely seen as an important precursor to conceptual art. He described his own art as a way of “ensuring that the details of everyday life, the random constellations of objects that surround us, stop going unnoticed.”......

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Brecht

Exhibit by George BRECHT

Exhibit

Price SEK 27,000 (€2,583)
Estimated SEK 20,000–30,000