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ABOUT DIETMAR KIRVES
By BORIS LURIE
Published in: NO!art Show No 3, catalog, New York, 1998
Teutonic Knight on stalwart horse: hail, here comes Dietmar! Attack injustices, head oncollect, arrange, catalogize, injustices collectedpush on, to the self-appointed German Ostland, glorious task! Weed out the Infidel!though even they be nearlyfidel; shout out and demonstrate! protect your skull from the batons conceptualize life's War, with the Berliners' sharply poisoned tongue. Clean up the streets, of what has been the Third and one-half Reich, and try to keep them well-brushed clean, in what is now the Global Freedom's Fourthdressed up in Welfare cleaning-man's Red Garb. Catalogue, photographize, and write the biting lines, computerize and archivizethe Times, you Don Quixote red-wine brimming Knight!
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About BORIS LURIE: Born in 1924, in Leningrad, Russia. Together with his parents he moved to Riga in 1925/26. Captured by the Germans 1941 and suffered in the ghettos and concentration-camps of Riga, Salapils, Stutthof and Buchenwald-Magdeburg in Germany. Emigration to USA in 1946. Lived in Paris from 1954 to 1955. Founded with Sam Goodman and Stanley Fisher the NO!art movement in 1959 in co-operation with the March gallery in the Tenth Street in New York, later so called March Group. He works always in continuing the NO!art movement.Died 2008 in New York. ►more