Gustav Metzger

1926–2017

Gustav Metzger, ‘Liquid Crystal Environment’ 1965, remade 2005
Liquid Crystal Environment 1965, remade 2005
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Biography

Gustav Metzger (born 10 April 1926) is an artist and political activist who developed the concept of Auto-Destructive Art and the Art Strike. Together with John Sharkey, he initiated the Destruction in Art Symposium in 1966. Metzger is recognised for his protests in the political and artistic realms.

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Meet the Artist: Gustav Metzger

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