The Village Voice has an interesting article up about lunatics that enjoy destroying important art. It talks about how it has been going on for a long time, with religious fanatics believing that God doesn’t like art, especially art that’s good enough to worship.
“God may or may not be displeased with Pierre Pinoncelli, the 77-year-old French performance artist who on January 4 took a hammer to Duchamp’s famous urinal, Fountain, in the Dada show at the Pompidou Center. As with most bad artists, Mr. Pinoncelli was repeating himself. In 1993 he urinated into Fountain and then damaged it. Fountain, recently voted “The Most Influential Artwork of the 20th Century” by over 500 British art professionals, turned art on its head, set many of the innovations of the last 100 years in motion, and has rankled viewers ever since.” Village Voice
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