There is a Criminal Touch to Art
There is a Criminal Touch to Art
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There is a Criminal Touch to Art, 1976

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Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea
film stills from the Berlin Action series b/w p.c. prints, framed; 17 hand coloured prints (20.47 x 28.34 inches/each) + 1 (21.26 x 28.34 inches/each)

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© Ulay - Courtesy Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli-Torino foto di Artissima 2013 - Proprietà della Fondazione per l'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT
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Known most of all for his artistic and sentimental link to Marina Abramović, with whom from 1976 to 1988 he produced works of great importance in the history of performance, Ulay started out in the field of photography at the end of the 1960s. After leaving Germany for Amsterdam, he was included in Polaroid’s support programme for artists, and obtained a free supply of devices and film in exchange for scenes of urban life for the company collection. However, the instant and DIY development process allowed him absolute freedom to experiment with more private and provocative images in which very often he would be portrayed in positions of self-harm. [...]
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