Published by Diffusion, 1970 First edition Softcover, 64 pages, 220 x 305 mm. Text in French, English, Japanese and German Completed with original ephemera: 2 postcards, xerox booklet and large illustrated poster. Condition: Very Good
A fascinating book on the largely overlooked Belgian artist Nato, documenting a late-sixties Fluxus performance at his studio, with music, freeform painting, sex and a general madcap improvisation. One of the few publications on his work, with photographs by French photographer Claude Alexandre, among others.
The artist's text helps explain: "Is NATO a pervert, a sexual maniac, simply a specialist of provocation or an inspired artist? NATO is neither an amateur or a professional. Not acknowledged and yet not unknown. NATO assumes his vocation as that of a revealer. He projects his unconscious and his sex to the limits of obscenity, where others fear to tread. Everyday life, transition, uncertainty, the instant are his field of action, the palette of his work."
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