Friday, August 25, 2006

Here's your Art Quiz. . .


While spending an entertaining afternoon at the Andy Warhol Museum the other day I encountered this object in The Downtown Show: The New York Art Scene 1974 - 84. Anyone recognize it? It's sort of a leftover bit from a well known performance piece. This particular artifact points to the challenge that performance art poses to collectors - what do you buy after the performance? What's there to collect?

The whole show seemed to swing somewhere between art and documentation of the "scene", so this seems like a nice piece to highlight. Should the mystery object not be identified in the comments I'll fill you in somewhere down the road. . .

3 comments:

Jenny Haniver said...

My fear is that someone will make a weapon out of something like this, and then no woman will be allowed on an airplane.

Anonymous said...

Never mind what is left after the performance. If a truck passes by it, will it be musical?

"Which is more musical: a truck passing by a factory or a truck passing by a music school?" --John Cage

Marc Snyder said...

y'know, that's the kind of question that keeps me up at nights. . .