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Arakawa Thieves in Discussion – Virtual

July 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Free

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

Details

Date:
July 16
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.thewadsworth.org/event/arakawa-thieves-in-discussion/?instance_id=31374

Organizer

Wadsworth Atheneum
Phone:
860-838-4081
Email:
socialmedia@wadsworthatheneum.org
Website:
www.thewadsworth.org

Venue

The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
600 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06106 United States
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Phone:
(860) 278-2670
Website:
https://thewadsworth.org/