Conceptual Gallery Three
VERBAL AND VISUAL PIECES (Part 1 of 2)
The participants in these pieces, done in 1976, were classmates at the School of Visual
Arts in New York City (Verbal Piece #1 and Verbal Piece #2) and co-workers at a New
Jersey retailer's in-house advertising department (Verbal Piece #3 and Visual Piece #1).
I had intended to do a series of visual pieces where the results of "surveys" on color,
line, shape, etc., were to be used as a basis for the art. The resulting works, taken from
"surveys" in different cities and countries, among categories of people, etc., were to be
published and/or exhibited in their respective groupings. The following paragraph was to
have accompanied the publication and/or exhibit:
Every human act is an eternal act
in that its influence
will be felt forever.
To lessen the importance of such influence
on an artist's creation
is to lessen the importance of art.
VERBAL PIECE #1
VERBAL PIECE #2