New York, November 6--ZERO was a pioneering group of avant-garde artists from Austria, France, Germany, Holland and Italy that included Yves Klein, Arman, Otto Piene, Gunther Uecker, Lucio Fontana, Piero Manzoni and many others. ZERO in NY was curated by Mattijs Visser, head of exhibitions at museum kunst palast in Dusseldorf. It's a rare opportunity for New Yorkers to see the work in a gallery context.* I shot this tape for my former Avalanche partner and soulmate Willoughby Sharp because of his early interest in and involvement with many of these artists. (He wrote a monograph on Gunther Uecker.) He couldn't be at the opening, but I was able to show him the tape on the screen of my camera. *Sperone Westwater is located at 415 West 13th Street. A 300+ page catalogue is available.
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