Gustav Metzger


Gustav Metzger, ‘Liquid Crystal Environment’ 1965, remade 2005
Liquid Crystal Environment 1965, remade 2005
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Gustav Metzger (10 April 1926, Nuremberg – 1 March 2017, London) was 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 was recognised for his protests in the political and artistic realms.

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