Franz West

Austrian, 1947-2012

1,998 followers

Franz West

Austrian, 1947-2012

1,998 followers

Franz West's work is influenced by the action and performance art of the 1960s, including

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Franz West's work is influenced by the action and performance art of the 1960s, including Vienna's Actionism movement, in which artists engaged in destructive, violent acts of public behavior. Rejecting the traditional passive way of viewing art, West creates pieces as social experiences, as in his …

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Centre Pompidou, and 5 more
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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 10 more
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Tate, and 1 more
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frieze, and 5 more
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documenta, and 4 more
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