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Geoffrey Hendricks was one of key figures associated with the Fluxus movement, which defined art in terms of experiences as well as objects. Around mid-1960s, Hendricks began incorporating sky imagery into his works, so much that fellow Fluxus artist Dick Higgins nicknamed him “Cloudsmith.” Hendricks painted sky, often evoked in vivid blues and sunstruck cumulus, on canvases, boots, laundry, ladders, cars, guns, and stairwells and other everyday objects. "Full Moon & Faggot" is highly representative of his oeuvre, here exploring the fascination with nature through a pictorial imagery of the enigmatic sky at nighttime. Beyond painting clouds on found and everyday objects, Hendricks also immersed himself in the art-as-performance world. He passed away in May 2018, leaving a legacy of Fluxus art behind. In July 2018, Ugo Rondinone curated a show dedicated to Hendricks's work at Peter Freeman in New York.

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2007: "The Most Curatorial Biennial of the Universe" (Curator: Shauna McCabe), Apexart, New York, July 7-August 11

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Geoffrey Hendricks (1931-2018) was an American painter and installation artist associated with Fluxus since the mid 1960s. Around that time, Hendricks began incorporating sky imagery into his works, so much that fellow Fluxus artist Dick Higgins nicknamed him “Cloudsmith.” Hendricks painted sky—day or night, often evoked in vivid blues and sunstruck cumulus—on canvases, boots, laundry, ladders, cars, guns, and stairwells and other everyday objects. As an intermedia artist, Hendricks would often channel the legacy of early performance art associated with Fluxus, incorporating movement, sound, image, everyday objects, and audience participation.

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Full Moon & Faggot, 2007
Lot Number 2
Paint on paper with wood twigs and twine
8 x 10 x 1 in (20.32 x 25.4 x 2.54 cm)
Signed, titled, dated, and inscribed on verso
Estimate $3,000 - $5,000
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Full Moon & Faggot
  • Dimensions
    8 x 10 x 1 in (20.32 x 25.4 x 2.54 cm)