Kim Jones: Rat Piece. Feb. 17, 1976 (SIGNED)


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Rat Piece is a compendium of documents regarding Kim Jones’ infamous piece of performance art on February 17, 1976; in which he lit three live rats on fire in a cage, causing their torture and consequent death. The piece, performed in front of 30 students on the California State University Campus in Los Angeles, caused an enormous public backfire, initiating the dismissal of the University’s gallery director, gallery space, and a general state of ambivalence about the ethical limitations of action done in the name of “conceptual art”.
-Signed by Kim Jones in 1991

-Paperback, 123 pages
-28 x 22 cm

SKU: 63821

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