Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Jim Dine - The Smiling Workman 1960

In Catalysts, we look at how Homage to New York took place at the same time as the early Happenings were exploding on the scene in downtown New York, a notorious avant-garde movement led by painters and theater artists, most notably Allan Kaprow, Robert Whitman, Claes Oldenburg, and Jim Dine. Dine, in his 1960 performance, The Smiling Workman, took the sensory nature of multimedia to heart, drinking a bucket of paint on stage while emoting on the tribulations of life, love and existence.

Jim Dine, The Smiling Workman 1960

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