As we scour the internet we continue to find artists from the 60′s and 70′s who have made an impact or have fallen into art history oblivion. Today at DaWire we feature work from Dutch conceptual artist and filmmaker Wim T. Schippers. In 1962, Schippers had an exhibition at the Fodor Museum in Amsterdam, where he covered the floor of a room with a 100 mm layer of salt and another with a couple of tons of broken glass.
In 1963, he emptied a bottle of lemonade into the sea among a herd of photographers and broadcast Dutch television. During the same year, the fire brigade banned the performance of his Economic Concert (1958), which consisted of one single explosion on stage. But despite his outstanding work, it is interesting to note that Schippers attained international recognition as the voice of Ernie in the Dutch version of Sesame Street. Today Schippers continues to work in art, film and television.
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