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Ladislav Novák

The Czech artist Ladislav Novák (1925-1999) is known as a pioneer in the field of visual and sound poetry, but achieved most of his fame with his so-called froissages. He developed this technique...
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Guglielmo Achille Cavellini

Guglielmo Achille Cavellini was once a respected art collector. He owned works by artists like Alberto Burri, Jean Dubuffet, Asger Jorn and Roberto Matta. Various works from his collection were included in the...
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Daniel Spoerri

The photograph reproduced here shows a wooden stretcher frame. It is not just any object: once it was mounted with a painting by the French artist Fernand Léger. In 1977, Henk Peeters bought...
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Pieter Engels

EAT YOUR ART OUT is the name of a group show I organised with Jeannette Dekeukeleire in May 2010. The subject of our contribution to the ‘Art Amsterdam’ fair was food in the...
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Simon Vinkenoog

On the 24th of September, 1976 I received a visit from the Dutch poet Simon Vinkenoog.
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Francesco Conz (2)

The Italian publisher Francesco Conz was a man with two faces. On ‘normal days’ he was warm, generous and an outstanding host, but when he had been drinking too much he became nasty,...
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