George Maciunas

American, Lithuanian born, 1931–1978

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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 7 more
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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Artforum, and 1 more
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Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 1 more
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Bio

George Maciunas (November 8, 1931 – May 9, 1978) was a Lithuanian American artist. He was a founding member and the central coordinator of Fluxus, an international community of artists, architects, composers, and designers. Other leading members brought together by this movement included Ay-O, Joseph Beuys, George Brecht, Dick Higgins, Yoko Ono, Nam June Paik, and Wolf Vostell. He is most famous for organising and performing early happenings and for assembling a series of highly influential artists' multiples.

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