Homage to the Splasher

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Date: 2007

Region: North America

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Installation


Artist: Zachary Dempster

Confronting Bodies: ABC No Rio art collective.

Date of Action: April 2007

Location: ABC No Rio Gallery, New York City, USA

Description of Artwork: An homage to the anti-street art interventions taking place in NYC. A can of house paint hung by picture frame wire in a gallery with a Swoon poster.

The Incident: The collective, under the dominant voice of Steven Englander, removed a piece from the 'Hidden' show in ABC No Rio's gallery. The reason given for its removal was that the installation antagonized a street art piece--and therefore the artist who made the piece--that permanently hangs in the ABC No Rio gallery.

Results of Incident: The piece was removed before it could be installed.

Source: Zachary Dempster