Sunday, January 1, 2012

George Maciunas

Country of origin: Lithuania
George Maciunas (Lithuanian: Jurgis Mačiūnas, pronounced ma-chew-nas; born 8 November 1931 in Kaunas, Lithuania; died 9 May 1978 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States) was a Lithuanian-born American artist. He was a founding member of Fluxus, an international community of artists, architects, composers, and designers. Other leading members brought together by this movement included Yoko Ono, Joseph Beuys, George Brecht, Nam June Paik, Charlotte Moorman, Wolf Vostell, and Dick Higgins. He is most famous for organising and performing early happenings and for assembling a series of highly influential artists' multiples.
To read more about George Maciunas, visit his page on Wikipedia.

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