2010-04 Greetings from Daddaland: Fluxus, Mail Art and Rubber Stamps

Robert Watts: The Complete Postage Stamp Sheets, 1961-1986

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Robert Watts: The Complete Postage Stamp Sheets, 1961-1986 by John Held, Jr. There can be considerable argument on who created the first artist postage stamp. The Dada artist Raoul Hausmann, associated with the Berlin Dada group, affixed a self-portrait postage stamp to a postcard in 1919. Yves Klein, the French Nouveaux Réaliste painter and conceptualist, […]

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2009-11-GEORGE MACIUNAS 7 Paintings from the 1950s and Graphic Works

GEORGE MACIUNAS- 7 Paintings from the 1950s and Graphic Works

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NO SMOKING October 31 – December 19 Opening Reception: Saturday, October 31, 2009 12 – 5pm George Maciunas Untitled circa 1950’s oil on canvas 30” x 24” (76.2cm x 61 cm) Private Collection Stendhal Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition 7 Paintings from 1950’s and Graphic Works from October 31 – December 19, 2009. […]

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2009-05 Do-It-Yourself: Group Exhibition

DADA TO DIY: The Rise of Alternative Cultures in the Twentieth Century By John Held Jr.

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I first read of the late art collector Jean Brown in a 1976 article, The Preservation of the Avant-Garde. Critic Katherine Kuh wrote of her that, “It is always the marginal she stresses – such manifestations as concrete poetry, rubber stamp art, the vagaries of video. She is after elusive connections, the small interstices that […]

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2008-9 Jonas Mekas Museum Ludwig

Art In America: Jonas Mekas at Museum Ludwig with the Support of Stendhal Gallery, New York

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Art In America Cologne Jonas Mekas Museum Ludwig Over the last 50 years, Jonas Mekas has been without doubt one of the most important figures in experimental film.  Along with his own filmmaking, he started the magazine Film Culture in 1955, organized the Film-Makers’ Cooperative (1962) and the Cinematheque (1964), and, finally, founded Anthology Film […]

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2008-11 Jonas Mekas: Collection of 40 Film Stills

New York Magazine: NEW YORK SCREEN RENEWED BOHEMIAN

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NEW YORK SCREEN RENEWED BOHEMIAN When avant-garde film pioneer Jonas Mekas left Soho for Greenpoint, it seemed like a setup for another sad story: the latest downtown icon in exile. Instead, the sprightly 83-year-old founder of Anthology Film Archives made Letter From Greenpoint, a high-spirited, wine-drenched rebuttal to the idea that the counterculture dies when […]

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2008-06 George Maciunas- Prefabricated Building System

Julia E. Robinson: Maciunas’ Models Thought in Three Dimensions

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You see, the reason I am so concerned with [functionalism] is that that’s an architect’s training. I mean, that’s the way the architect thinks, he thinks in functionalism otherwise he’s not an architect, he’s a sculptor or a stage designer.1 George Maciunas’s Prefabricated Building System was the most literal expression he ever made of his […]

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2008-06 George Maciunas- Prefabricated Building System

The Fluxhouse Cooperatives By Charles R. Simpson

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The Fluxhouse Cooperatives In 1966 George Maciunas, an artist working in the dadaist tradition of anarchistic and irreverent art, became entranced with the idea of artist cooperatives as a vehicle for the emancipation of artists. Beyond residences and studios, Maciunas hoped to establish collective workshops, food-buying cooperatives, and theaters to link the strengths of various […]

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