Alan “Happenings” Kaprow has died.
Via Artforum via the AP.
Funeral organizers are planning on using a VW slugbug as a hearse and smearing jelly on the coffin, to be licked off, and/or wiped with bread when Mr. Kaprow is interred.
Local Boy Makes Good
Source (italics): Artforum & Artnet
The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has announced its 2006 fellows, 187 artists, scholars, and scientists who receive awards totaling $7,500,000 (an average of more than $40,000 each [wow, that’s like a year’s salary for someone in middle management]), who are selected on the basis of their "distinguished achievement in the past and exceptional promise for future accomplishment."
Winners in the visual arts included local heroTony Tasset. When asked how it felt to be a Guggenheim fellow, Tasset only said, “I am so excited that I peed in my pants!”
All of Chicago is aflutter! Will Tasset be the next star UIC will lose? Don’t worry though, they’ll keep making him a name tag, and calling his name expectantly at events for a while after he is gone if he were to go.
In the true spirit of the democratized art world, the majority of Guggenheim fellows are a wide cross section of artists from all over our vast nation. Some as far away as Long Island City.
Tasset seen channeling the spirit of Neil Young...
and Jack Black in one of his photos. Nice.