Thursday, November 14, 2013

Greg Curnoe 1936 -1992

21 years ago today, Greg Curnoe was killed by a truck while riding his bicycle outside London, Ontario. He remains a great inspiration. Check out these videos, then go dig his art and the music of the Nihilist Spasm Band.

Image: Using up old coloured ink March 22 1987 watercolour, stamp pad ink on paper 48 X 76 inches

PS: It's funny this should have come to mind just before this little Chris Wool thing -- some people have misinterpreted my disinterest in Wool as reflecting a prejudice against text in visual art -- I can't think of a better rebuttal than my endless enthusiasm the aesthetically and conceptually rich and risky text-based work of Greg Curnoe.

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