I was recently made aware of a statement made by Fluxus artist, Ben Patterson, about the state of Fluxus post-Maciunas. As most readers of the Fluxus Blog are aware, a debate continues to swirl in various Fluxus forums and communities about the status of Fluxus after the death of George Maciunas. I do believe that Fluxus not only survived George (Maciunas), but now that it is finally free to be Fluxus, it is becoming that something/nothing with which George should be happy. ~ Ben Patterson Further evidence that reports of Fluxus’ demise have been greatly exagerated.
In a lawsuit filed on behalf of well know Fluxus artist, Jonas Mekas, and designer Paula Scher, Harry Stendhal, proprietor the Stendhal Gallery in New York’s Chelsea district, is alleged to have misappropriated money and artwork. Mekas and Scher charge that Harry Stendhal sold their pieces without giving them their cut and is holding millions of dollars more of their work hostage. When they inquired of Stendhal about their art and funds, they allege that he responded by email, “Don’t fuck with me — I am warning you”. Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/stendhal_is_rogue_gallery_suit_odr2YwIfjs7kWVuOECLjIK#ixzz0tr58x99h