Artist Ay-O Giardino di Daniel Spoerri


Born in 1931 in Ibaraki (Japan). Since 1958 he also works in New York. Belongs to the artists of »Fluxus« since 1962. In an autobiographical remark he resumed: »100 personal exhibitions. 30 rewards.« Ay-O´s work at the »Giardino« is an enlargement of a small sculpture which Daniel Spoerri found standing on Ay-O´s desk in New York and which impressed and amused him at the same time. If the boy is fed with rice the seeds quickly leave the corpse on a very natural way. Spoerri asked Ay-O if he greed to put it in the »Giardino« in a version of human size. Thus the figure is a sort of collaboration.

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