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Surface Torture


Dated Titled


30 x 20 cm
11.81 x 8 in







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Gelatin silver print,vintage copy.

Photo made by János Vető.


1946 , Hungary

Tibor Hajas (1946 - 1980) was, by current consensus, the greatest Hungarian poet/writer/performance artist of his generation. Conceptual and Actionist as an artist, as a poet and a writer, he is venerated for his precise—pushed to the limits to the point of utmost cruelty—use of language. Hajas, star of the Budapest underground of the 1970s, was “pushed” into the visual arts by the death of his friend, the sculptor Istvan Dombrovszky. His early Fluxus related actions, Letter to my Friend in Paris (1975) and Self-Fashion Show (1976) were made in dialogue with the Paris street-plays of Janos Gat. After 1978, his performances, in which his own body turns into the medium, were done exclusively for the camera of the photographer János Vető. In these theatrical, ritualistic, and exceedingly beautiful works, Hajas probed life at its limits.

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Budapest, Aulich utca 7

The gallery focuses on contemporary art, post war modernism, and photography, and organizes various international and Hungarian exhibitions.After closing Art+Text Budapest and followed that by a two-year-long resting period, the founder of the gallery, Gábor Einspach, is returning to the art market with a new exhibition place named Einspach Fine Art & Phot...

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70 x 50 cm

435,00 €