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Arakawa Thieves in Discussion – Virtual
July 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
In 1970, five art students conspired to carry out the request that artist Shusaku Arakawa (1936-2010) stenciled into his painting Untitled (1969): “IF POSSIBLE STEAL ANY ONE OF THESE DRAWINGS INCLUDING THIS SENTENCE.” The performative art caper raised questions of ownership and artistic agency. In a conversation moderated by curator Patricia Hickson, hear the original thieves-artists discuss their plot to remove Arakawa’s work from the Dwan Gallery in New York and the story of its accession into the collections of the Wadsworth. Free. Registration link will be available soon.
Image: Installation view of Shusaku Arakawa, Untitled (Stolen), 1969. Oil on canvas. Gift of “The Thieves”: Gregory, Landis, Lewis, Crane, and Kahn