Homage to the Splasher
Region: North America
Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion
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