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THE PRICE FOR COLLABORATION IN ART is – as in the concentration camps – excremental suffocation. It is not by submission, coolness, apathy, boredom that great art is created – no matter what the cynics tell us. The secret ingredient is what is most difficult to learn - courage.—Boris Lurie

Dietmar Kirves, Boris Lurie, and Clayton Patterson at Buchenwald Memorial, Weimar 1998

NO!art has continued way beyond 1964 and also prior to 1958. The "cutting-off" date 1964, as espoused by the art historian is entirely artificial. Such cutting-off dates are common to art historians, done for cataloguing purposes, and what is more, for accreditation of monetary value in the art market. The cutting-off dates also have a devastating effect on the production of artists, who are, by those means, being convinced that what they produce after a cutting-off date is secondary in importance, and do not belong any longer to the "new times". An example would be the Italian painter De Chirico, who dated his late paintings with early years, on the basis that the idea had come to him at that early date, but he got around to executing it only at the later date ‒ quite valid, in my opinion ‒ yet the art market hated it, for practical reasons of creating confusion about monetary value. That is, in my opinion, the main and real reason for art historians and critics insisting on this untrue measure.  Boris Lurie, 2003.

NO!art arised 1960
in New York by Boris Lurie, Sam Goodman and Stanley Fisher
NO!art headquarters east: Dietmar Kirves & Boris Lurie since 1978.
NO!art headquarters west: Clayton Patterson, New York, since 1995.
NO!art is published in the world wide web since 11/11/1999
NO!art webmastering: Dietmar Kirves, Berlin
NO!art scientific advice: Martin Kirves, Berlin
NO!art technical advice: Felix Kirves, Berlin
NO!art archives: Dietmar Kirves, Berlin.
NO!art is a nonprofit movement

INVOLVED ARTISTS: Rocco Armento + Isser Aronovici + Enrico Baj + Paolo Baratella + Franziska Becher + Herbert Brown + Ronaldo Brunet + Bruno S. Günter Brus + Krum Chorbadzhiev + Al D'Arcangelo + Aleksey Dayen + Frank-Kirk Ehm-Marks + Detlev Hjuler + Vincenzo Mastrangelo + Erro + Klaus Fabricius + Stanley Fisher + Charles Gatewood + Paul Georges + Jochen Gerz + Dorothy Gillespie + Detlev Hjuler + Esther Morgenstern Gilman + Amikam Goldman + Leon Golub + Sam Goodman + Blalla W. Hallman + Allan Kaprow + Dietmar Kirves + Yayoi Kusama + Konstantin K. Kuzminsky + Jean-Jacques Lebel + Mama BärMartin Levitt + Suzanne Long + LST + Stu Mead + Peter Meseck + Clayton Patterson + Lil Picard + Leonid Pinchevsky + Birgit Ramsauer + Bernard Rancillac + Brigitte Roussel + Frederica de Ruvo + Francis Salles + Naomi T. Salmon + Reinhard Scheibner + Dominik Stahlberg + Michelle Stuart + Aldo Tambellini + Seth Tobocman + Jean Toche + Toyo Tsuchiya + Wolf Vostell + Friedrich Wall + Mathilda Wolf + Natalia E. Woytasik + Miron Zownir.

BIOGRAPHICAL RESEARCH: Dietmar Kirves, Berlin; Estera Milman, New London, CT (USA); Inga Schwede, Leipzig (Germany).

TRANSLATIONS: Nicole Becker, Dietmar Kirves, Felix Kirves, Mathilda Wolf, Berlin, and with https://www.deepl.com/translator

THANKS to the photographers Pasha Antonov, Lordville (USA); Martin Blake, Berlin; Rudolph Burkhardt, New York; Amikam Goldman, Tel Aviv; Bob Harris, Venice; Dietmar Kirves, Berlin; Volkhard Knigge, Weimar; Christian Larrieu, Paris; Susanne Lattek, Berlin; Vincenzo Mastrangelo, Sapri (Italy); Clayton Patterson, New York; Naomi T. Salmon, Weimar; Jon Schneeberg, New York; Natalia E. Woytasik, Sapri (Italy), and all unknown photographers.

NO!art logo design: Ronaldo Brunet 1978

NO!artsound: George "Bongo Joe" Coleman (November 28, 1923 – December 19, 1999) was an American street musician who was recognized for performing with a makeshift drum kit manufactured from oil drums. Considered both an inspired and novelty act, Coleman developed a unique percussion sound as he toured popular tourist attractions in Texas but preferred to perform on the streets rather than lucrative stage venues. WIKIPEDIA

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