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Boris Lurie Art Foundation [BLAF] established 2009
BLAF Co-Director Williams as storyteller
About Gertrude Stein's social involvement and gallery
Lurie Art Reference Room
BLAF Co-Directors
BLAF Artist Limitations and Text Copies
BLAF Patronship Grants
BLAF sponsored Andy Warhol
BLAF website
BLAF warehouse
BLAF advertisement
BLAF exhibition activities

    Domain Infringement and Response by Dietmar Kirves
    NO!art Web Registration on November 5, 1999 [Document]
    Protest against Domain Infringement
    NO!art Trademark and NO!art Logo
    Protest against Pop-Art Support

Dietmar Kirves, Boris Lurie, and Clayton Patterson at Buchenwald Memorial, Weimar 1998

PLOT: The Boris Lurie Art Foundation, New York, brought in on June 11, 2010 the NO!art in the commercial register as a Trademark. On February 24, 2011 an ultimatum was issued to me by the Boris Lurie Art Foundation up to March 15, 2011, the term NO!ART not to use any more and to transfer the Domain www.no-art.info to them. Should this not occur till then, they will pursue other legal remedies. — I worked together with Boris Lurie more than 30 years around the NO!art to bring the movement to the public and to involve other artists. Out of it resulted among others the firs  NO!art anthology 1988 as a book, as well as other books, cataloges, exhibitions and films, which are to be seen on the NO!art websites. In 2008 Boris Lurie died. He was the last initiator of the NO!art movement. It does not correspond to the interest of Boris Lurie and all involved artists, to book the NO!art with a trademark and to limit therefore the freedom of the NO!art movement. Gertrude Stein said: "Until the day he died, in January 2008, he dreamed of a foundation to address these problems. We worked toward this for 50 years, and upon his death, I organized and fought for a meaningful art message that would encompass what Boris struggled to bring to fruition his entire life. This is stated in the 1961 mission statement; we have had many exhibits." And what ist with Boris' last will? With his Board and testament? Gertrude Stein changed in it in her own way. Gertrude Stein is related neither by blood nor marriage with Boris Lurie. — ARTISTS: Take attention!: Be careful in your end. The dealers will sit nearby beside you and will change your testament, because for them the best artist is a dead artist. The dead artist can never fuck back. Who is the winner in this game?

NO!art Anthology, compiled by Boris Lurie and Dietmar Kirves, 1978-88

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NO!art Web Registration on Nov 5, 1999 at 1&1 Internet AG

NO!art web registration

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BLAF Co-Director Williams as storyteller

 

BLAF lawyer Anthony Williams speaks at opening of the Lurie show
NO COMPROMISES at Jewish Museum Berlin on Feb 26, 2016

ABOUT ANTHONY WILLIAMS: As a senior partner in DLA Piper's Corporate and Securities group in New York, Mr. Williams works on commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments and financings for American, European and Asian clients. He brings to his practice extensive international experience in financial management, investments, accounting and business development.

Current directorships include AXA Art Insurance, Inc.; Intelligent Engineering, Ltd. (Advisory Board); Mannheim Media LLC; Plymouth Holdings Limited, a British Virgin Islands investment company; R&W Holdings, LLC; Cooper River Partners, LLC; and Senetek PLC, on which he serves as Vice Chairman.

Mr. Williams serves on a number of civic/charitable boards, including as Vice Chairman of the board of HELP USA, Inc., a developer and operator of transitional and low-income housing for the homeless and poor; Chairman of the board of the Harvard/MIT Joint Venture – Health Sciences and Technology; Director of the Friends of the Heidelberg Center for American Studies; Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights (Executive Committee); the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences; the German American Chamber of Commerce; and City University of New York – Business Leadership Council.

Williams had no fundamental knowledge about art and art history. Also he had never friendship or acquaintance with Boris Lurie's NO!art movement, Lurie's work and Lurie's life.

Hear what Anthony Williams speaks on press meeting
at Jewish Museum Berlin, 2016

Anthony Williams send to me this nice letter | New York | February 24, 2011

 see original | send by UPS Express envelope

Dear Mr. Kirves:

Our firm is counsel to the BORIS LURIE ART FOUNDATION (the "Foundation"). As you may know, the Boris Lurie Art Foundation is an organization that provides art-related services to preserve and promote the legacy of Boris Lurie and the NO!ART movement. In connection therewith, the Foundation has long­standing trademark rights in the NO!ART TRADEMARK (the "Mark") and owns numerous international and U.S. trademark registrations and applications. The Mark is very valuable to the Foundation and, as a result, the Foundation has developed specific guidelines relating to any and all uses of the Mark and assiduously polices the use of the same.

It has recently come to our attention that, despite the Foundation's rights in and to the Mark, you have registered the domain name no-art.info (the "Domain Name"), which is confusingly similar to the Mark. Please note that the manner of your registration and use of the Domain Name, in our opinion, constitutes "bad faith" under the ICANN Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy. Accordingly our client will be entitled to expedited transfer of the domain name registration via ICANN arbitration.

To that end, our client demands that you immediately take any and all action required to transfer the registration of the Domain Name, as well as any and all other domain names comprised of our client's names or marks or variations thereof that you have registered, to the Boris Lurie Art Foundation, If we do not receive express written confirmation of your compliance by March 15, 2011, our client will pursue other legal remedies.

Please note that this letter is made without prejudice to any other rights or remedies that may be available to the Boris Lurie Art Foundation. Nothing contained herein should be deemed a waiver, admission or license by the Boris Lurie Art Foundation, and the Boris Lurie Art Foundation expressly reserves the right to assert any other factual or legal positions as additional facts come to light, or as the circumstances warrant.

Very truly yours,
Anthony Williams
Cc: Gertrude Stein
Catherine Warwick | Asst. to Anthony Williams
DLA Piper LLP (US) | 1251 Avenue of the Americas | New York, New York 10020-1104

COMMENT: This fucked up Lawyer is a menial of Gertrude Stein. They both changed Lurie's Last Will. I work more than 30 years together with Boris Lurie to bring NO!art on the light. Now they work against Lurie's ideas with the stolen money from him. Very truly your Dietmar Kirves.

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Stuetzpunkt Foundation constituted by Boris Lurie on Jan 27, 2005

Founder: Boris Lurie
Presidency: Rudij Bergmann, Matthias Reichelt
Economic Supervisor: to be determined
Seat of Foundation: Liechtenstein
Seat of Management: place of residence of the executive president
Advisory Committee: Dietmar Kirves, Gertrude Stein, Charly Rehwinkel
in association with
     Aleksey Dayen, Curt Germundson, Amikam Goldman, Rudolf Herz, Eckhart Holzboog,
     Armin Hundertmark, Dr. Volkhard Knigge, Beatrice Lecornu-Hamilton, Max Liljefors,
     Estera Milman, Clayton Patterson, Rainer Rumold, Naomi Tereza Salmon,
     Arturo Schwartz, Inga Schwede, Klaus Theuerkauf, Sibylle Wittmann

Should a member of the advisory committeedistinguish himself in support of NO!art, a member of the presidency hasthe right to request the individual to make himself available as a candidate as a third member of the presidency. A two-third majority of the advisory committee and the presidency is necessary for the member to be elected as a third member of the presidency as well as the advisory committee.

The decision making process will have to be in written form through mail, email or fax. Personal meetings of the advisors for which the foundation pays honoraria, lodging, food expenses are regrettably impossible.

The Economic Supervisor still has to be found and determined. All decisions with respect to foundation’s estate have to be approved by him as well by at least one member of the presidency. The Economic supervisor can make proposals and has to convince at least one member of the presidency in order implementation.. When the presidency considers buying or selling works of art, or ponders general economic questions they should consult also with the art dealers Armin Hundertmark, Gertrude Stein, Arturo Schwartz as well as the publisher Eckhart Holzboog and Rene Frank, Gianpaolo Bonafomi, Dr. Jo Camponovo and consider their advise in the decision making process.

When historical and current strategic issues are at stake, Dietmar Kirves, Gertrude Stein and Charly Rehwinkel should be consulted.

The founder Boris Lurie will direct the foundation and decide on its policy and activities during his lifetime. He is required to inform the presidency about his decisions. The presidency has to execute Mr. Lurie’s decisions. Boris Lurie has the right to dissolve the foundation at any point, to dismiss the presidency, the executive president and the advisory committee or single members of either group.

Should a member of the presidency resign, the advisory committee and the remaining member(s) of the presidency will have to find and elect a successor from inside or outside the foundation. A two-third majority is required for election to the presidency.

Salaries, Honoraria:
All members working on behalf of the foundation will receive a modest honorarium as well as reimbursements of travel expenses, food and lodging if necessary based on their individual contribution and efforts.

The executive president who conducts the day to day activity out of his apartment is entitled to receive a salary of modest proportions as approved by Mr. Lurie and the presidency. The salary can be changed through a two-third majority of the advisory plus the presidency.

The foundation’s Missions:

1. The foundation is cultural and political. The foundation is allowed to interfere in cultural and social affairs.

2. In some instances the foundation can support left-wing radical projects in literature and film.
3. Absolutely no support may be given to careerists solely in pursuit of art world recognition. The support and initiation of revolutionary art and revolutionary culture is at the core of the foundations mission. (This core mission does not exclude the possibility of support for the work of particularly gifted artists in rare individual cases although these works are not deemed radical or revolutionary.)

4. No activities against the state of Israel in its current state is permissible.

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About Gertrude Stein's social involvement and gallery

Ms Stein received her Bachelors from the City University of New York where she majored in Art and Literature. She has also studied at the  Art Students League, the New York School of Social Work and the New School for Social Research.

Ms Stein is the Founder of the Gallery Gertrude Stein where some of the exhibitions she has created over the year include; Balthus, Wolf Vostel, Erro, D’Arcangelo, Sam Goodman, Weldon Kees, No! Art – artists, and Russian Diaspora artists. The Gallery: Gertrude Stein hosted the first uptown exhibit of Boris Lurie and the No! Artists.

Ms Stein is also a donor to many museums including, The Museum of Modern Art, The Pennsylvania Academy among many other. She has also lent paintings and sculptures from her personal collection to world class museums overseas and in the United States of America.

Ms Stein is a consultant and dealer in significant art works with collectors and museums over a period of many year and is a member of the Appraisers Association of America.

COMMENT: Ms Stein also has a keen interest in Social Work and has worked as a Program Director for the New York City Department of Welfare, running Arts programs for Senior Citizen Centers and Senior Citizen Clubs including; Hodson Center, Bronx, Sinovich Center, Manhattan, Brooklyn Settlement House, Chelsea Settlement House and Chinese Settlement House. - Source:  BLAF info

QUESTION: Gertrude Stein did nothing for the NO!art since 1967. Where is her keen interest in Social Work when she separates Boris' friends and artists from the NO!art involvement?

GALLERY: GERTRUDE STEIN | homepage | click & view

ARTISTS IN HER GALLERY: Agam + Alechinsky + Appel Antonovici + Arp + Avery + Baber + Balthus + Bartheleme + Baskin + Baumeister + Baziotes + Beal + Beauchamp + Bellmer + Benoit + Berman + Bess + Biala + Biasi + Bill + Bluhm + Bolotowsky + Brandt + Brody + Browne + Burliuk + Cahn + Calder + Cassigneul + Cesar + Chagall + Chamberlain + Chapman + Charchoune + Cherry + Churchill + Cikovsky + Clark + Cocteau + Constant + Corinth + Cuevas Dali + D'Arcangelo + Davidson + Davies + Delaunay + Derain + D'Espagnat + de Henriquez + de Kooning + de Rivera + de Silva + Dine + di Suvero + Dominik + D'Orazio + Dorkin + Dowd + Duchamp + Eilshemius + Fine + Fonari + Francis + Freundlich + Friederson + Frost + Ganso + Gatch + Gay + Gentils + Glintenkamp + Gnoli + Gontcharova + Goodenough + Gorky + Gottlieb + Graham + Gross + Hare + Hart + Hartigan + Hartley + Herbin + Higgins + Hoch + Hofer + Hundertwasser + Hutchinson + Jenkins + Johnson + Junkers + Kahn + Kanemitsu + Kars + Katz + Kees + Kiesler + Kline + Koch + Kuh + Kupka + Kusama + Kuwiyama + Larionov + Lebduska + Lebel + Manoucher + Lebenstein + Lebrun + Leger + Lewitt + Lichtenstein + Liebmann + Lipchitz + Lipton + Lurie + Maclet + Magritte + Man Ray + Marca-Relli + Marcoussis + Marfaing + Marisol + Maryan + Matta + Meyers + Milder + Millares + Mora + Moroson + Mostel + Muller + Nadelman + Nevelson + Nogouchi + Oldenburg + Oliveira + Ossorio + Ozenfant + Papart + Pereira + Pfeiffer + Picabia + Platt-Lynes + Pons + Pruitt + Quirt + Raffaelli + Rebay + Resnick + Rice + Richter + Rivers + Rodin + Rose + Rosenquist + Russell + Sargent + Scarlett + Schwitters + Segal + Shapiro + Siquieros + Slivka + Sprinchorn + Steichen + Stella + Stern + Tamayo + Tanning + Taylor + Tchakbasov + Tcheletchew + Thompson + Tobey + Toledo + Vasarely + Venet + Vertes + Van Dongen + Van Vechten + Von Wiegand + Vytlacil + Walkowitz + Warhol + Wesley + Wilde + Wols + Wright + Yektai + Zogbaum + Zorach.

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Boris Lurie Art Foundation [BLAF] established 2009 by Gertrude Stein

Director: Gertrude Stein
Co-Directors: William Pepper, fired 2014 | Geo Campanovo | Peter Sprenger
new 2014: Anthony Williams

THE MISSION STATEMENT OF THE BORIS LURIE FOUNDATION

The Mission of the Boris Lurie Foundation is dedicated to reflect the life, work and aspirations of the Founder and to preserve and promote the NO! ART movement with its focus on the social visionary in art and culture. As its first priority the Foundation will undertake to develop and archive an inventory of the massive work product produced by Boris Lurie as well as the works of other NO! ART artists which are under its control. It will then begin the task of carrying out the restoration of this body of work and develop a plan for bringing it before the public and institutions of learning. Public exhibitions and private shows are to be scheduled and held in selected venues throughout the world.

The Foundation will annually contribute funds in support of projects and undertakings that fall within the scope of the Foundation’s purposes and are in the spirit of Mr Lurie’s bequest. It is therefore anticipated that the projects, programs and activities supported by Foundation grants will include the following:

 The development of a program of exhibitions and showings of the art work of Boris Lurie and the NO! ART artists;

 The funding and support of unrecognized artists from all over the world and the sponsorship of internship programs in collaboration with selected institutions, universities and institutes;

 The acquisition, on a selected basis, of additional works of art compatible with the purposes of the Foundation;

 The sponsorship of, and support for, such social action programs and projects as the Directors deem worthy of the Foundation’s support.

Through this range of activity the Boris Lurie Foundation believes it will make a material contribution to the artistic, social and educational life of the community.

Contact:info@borislurieart.org | (mailto:info@borislurieart.org)

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BLAF Co-Directors

Dr William PepperDr WILLIAM PEPPER [fired 2013] obtained his B.A. and M.A. from Columbia University, his Ed.D. from the University of Massachusetts and his J.D. (Cum Laude) from Boston College law school. Dr Pepper is a Barrister (non prac.) in England and Wales and is admitted into numerous courts in the United States of America. His primary work is international commercial law. Pepper has represented governments individuals and companies in the Middle East, Africa, South America, and Asia. Dr Pepper, a friend of Dr Martin Luther King in the last year of his life, represented the alleged assassin, James Earl Ray. He subsequently represented the King family in a wrongful death civil suit against Loyd lowers and "other unknown co-conspirators." During a trial that lasted four weeks Pepper produced over seventy witnesses. Mr lowers, testifying by deposition, stated that James Earl Ray was a scapegoat, and not involved in the assassination. Mr Jowers testified that Memphis police officer Earl Clark fired the fatal shots. On December 8, 1999, the Memphis jury found Mr Jowers responsible and found that the assassination plot included also "governmental agencies." The jury took less than an hour to find in favor of the King family for the requested sum of $100. Dr Pepper is heavily involved in Human Rights Law, for a time convening the International Human Rights Seminar at Oxford University, during which time individuals such as Hugo Chavez, the President of Venezuela, accepted invitations to address the seminar. Pepper had never friendship or acquaintance with Boris Lurie's NO!art movement in his life. Gertrude kicked him out.

Geo CampanovoDr GEO CAMPANOVO was born in Switzerland, where he currently lives with his wife and child. Dr Campanovo completed his Doctorate in Economics at the University of Bern in 1963. while working on his doctorate and for some years after, he was in charge of the finances and accounting department of Verzasca SA, a hydroelectric company. In 1968 he set up a fiduciary office in Chiasso Switzerland and he is the president of Fiduciaria Mega SA which he co-founded in 1969. Mr Campanovo has been very active in Swiss politics during his career, serving in the Ticino Parliament from 1967 to 1991 and in the Swiss National Parliament from 1991 to 1995.

Dr Peter SprengerDr PETER SPRENGER lives in Liechtenstein, he obtained his law degree and doctorate from the University of Zurich. - Dr Sprenger works as a member of the board of directors and partner in the firm of Advocatur Sprenger & Partner AG. During the 1990s Dr Sprenger was appointed to the positions of President of the Verwaltungsbeschwerdeinstanz (Liechtenstein Court of Appeal in Administrative Matters) and later as served as the Vice-President of the Staatsgerichtshof (Liechtenstein (Supreme Court in Constitutional Matters). Dr Sprenger is also active in politics, he was a member of the Liechtenstein Parliament from 1997 to 2005 during which time he also served as Parliamentary spokesperson for his party.

Anthony WilliamsANTHONY WILLIAMS: As a senior partner in DLA Piper's Corporate and Securities group in New York, Mr. Williams works on commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments and financings for American, European and Asian clients. He brings to his practice extensive international experience in financial management, investments, accounting and business development.
Current directorships include AXA Art Insurance, Inc.; Intelligent Engineering, Ltd. (Advisory Board); Mannheim Media LLC; Plymouth Holdings Limited, a British Virgin Islands investment company; R&W Holdings, LLC; Cooper River Partners, LLC; and Senetek PLC, on which he serves as Vice Chairman.
Mr. Williams serves on a number of civic/charitable boards, including as Vice Chairman of the board of HELP USA, Inc., a developer and operator of transitional and low-income housing for the homeless and poor; Chairman of the board of the Harvard/MIT Joint Venture – Health Sciences and Technology; Director of the Friends of the Heidelberg Center for American Studies; Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights (Executive Committee); the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences; the German American Chamber of Commerce; and City University of New York – Business Leadership Council.

ATTENTION: Williams had never friendship or acquaintance with Boris Lurie's NO!art movement in his life.

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BLAF Coordinator New York

Igor SatanovskyIGOR SATANOVSKY is a bilingual Russian-American poet, translator, visual artist, and an award-winning book designer. Born 1969 in Kiev, moved to the United States in 1989, received his BFA in art studio from Brooklyn College in 1994. He is an author of one poetry collection in English, and several poetry collections in Russian. In his work, Satanovsky combines the innovative spirit of Russian Avant-Garde with the cutting edge American poetics. He is currently a Senior Designer at Sterling Publishing; a publisher at Koja Press; and a co-editor of Novaya Kozha, Russian-language magazine. - Satanovsky had never friendship or acquaintance with Boris Lurie's NO!art movement in his life.

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BLAF Coordinator Germany

Wolfgang LeidholdProf Dr WOLFGANG LEIDHOLD [Curriculum Vitae]: 2013 - 2018 Head of the project Modern Art and the Political Discourse in cooperation with Boris Lurie Art Foundation, New York. Since 2013 Head of the Internationale Eric-Voegelin-Gesellschaft, Munich. Since 2011 Initiator and head of the cooperation network Global Theory Network. Since 2011 Establishment of the international seminar serials International Seminar on Political Theory. Since 1992 Chair of Political Theory and History of Ideas, INSTITUT FÜR POLITISCHE WISSENSCHAFT UND EUROPÄISCHE FRAGEN, UNIVERSITÄT ZU KÖLN. 2001 - 2010 Head of several government-funded projects on national and EU level: Unirep-Online, evoLearn, SHARE, OpenDock, PolitikON. 2001 Recipient of the “Karl Carstens-Preis” for contributions to research in security policy. 1997 - 2001 Initiator and head of „VIRTUS“ [Virtual University Systems] –, funded by BERTELSMANN STIFTUNG and NIXDORF STIFTUNG. - Leidhold had never friendship or acquaintance with Boris Lurie's NO!art movement in his life.

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Advisor for the Boris Lurie Art Foundation

Rafael VostellRAFAEL VOSTELL: Born 1966, art dealer, sun of Wolf Vostell, lives in Mallorca and works as curator for different bourgeois institutions. His wonderful iddea is to change NO!art into ANTI-POP and curated in this way the show  Boris Lurie: Anti-Pop at Nurremberg New Museum in 2017. He gets paid by Gertrude Stein. Money comes to money. That's normal. The art historians laugh about so much stupidness.
 
 

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BLAF Artist Limitations and Text Copies

After founding the Boris Lurie Art Foundation 2009 Gertrude Stein narrows down Boris Lurie's NO!artist choice. Read what Boris said in an  interview in 2003 with Max Liljefors. He asked Boris Lurie: "Which NO!artists do you think should receive more attention today?" BORIS LURIE answered: "I'd prefer to extend that question to several artists as well, who didn't participate in NO!art exhibitions; yet working in a similar (and sometimes different) spirit: HANS-PETER ALVERMANN, in Germany, who did very early strictly political alike NO!art; Isser Aronovici, deceased (suicide) and whose most work & writing is dispersed; JOHN FISCHER, whose "military weapons" assemblages had been done very early (but who wishes no connection with NO!art at present); early work by MICHELLE STUART, PETER SAUL; graffiti-like work by CLAYTON PATTERSON, New York; PAOLO BARATELLA (early work) in Milan; one artist likely indirectly close to and living around the March group gallery whose work I picked up on the street (thrown out). Artists very close to NO!art, of the "Viennese actionists", are GUENTER BRUS, etc., who commenced their activities shortly after our NO!art's; the "Guerrilla Art Action Group" of JEAN TOCHE and JON HENDRICKS of the 70's; DIETMAR KIRVES, conceptual and literary artist, who also worked with Joseph Beuys, and edited and prepared the Hundertmark NO!art Book."

See the whole interview with Boris Lurie  Max Liljefors: Boris Lurie and NO!art, published in: www.heterogenesis.com, Tidskrift för visuell konst, nr. 44, July 2003, Lund (Sweden)

see BLAF screenshot 2014FOUNDERS:
BORIS LURIE,
STANLEY FISHER, SAM GOODMAN

NO!art GROUP:
ARMENTO | ARONOVICI
BAJ | BROWN
D'ARCANGELO | ERRO
GILLESPIE | GILMAN
KAPROW | KUSAMA
LEBEL | LONG
STUART | TAMBELLINI
VOSTELL | WAITZKIN

archives:  BLAF NO!artists
related:  BLAF webpage

Text Copies from NO!art Websites

Links to not certified copied text pages by Gertrude Stein without asking me and any reference to NO!art website. You see in addition the original text links to the NO!art text archive. She takes over even the same fonts and the same break formatting. Maybe it is safe to assume that – without asking me – already the whole text archive was copied now without asking us and paying for our work.

BULL BY THE HORNS by Harold Rosenberg (1974)
origin >>> http://text.no-art.info/en/rosenberg_bull.html
copied >> https://borislurieart.org/2009/bull-horns

DOOM SHOW STATEMENT by Stanley Fisher (1961)
origin >>> http://text.no-art.info/en/fisher_doom.html
copied >> https://borislurieart.org/2009/doom-show-statement

INTRODUCTION TO THE ITALIAN SHOWS by Thomas B. Hess (1962)
origin >>> http://text.no-art.info/en/hess_introduction.html
copied >> https://borislurieart.org/2009/introduction-italian-shows

INTRODUCTION TO SAM GOODMAN 'NO-sculptures by Boris Lurie (1964)
origin >>> http://text.no-art.info/en/lurie_no_sculpt.html
copied >> https://borislurieart.org/2009/introduction-sam-goodman-no-sculptures

INTODUCTION TO THE NO-sculptures SHOW by Thomas B. Hess (1962)
origin >>> http://text.no-art.info/en/hess_introduction.html
copied >> https://borislurieart.org/2009/introduction-no-sculptures-show

INVOLVEMENT SHOW STATEMENT by Stanley Fisher (1961)
origin >>> http://text.no-art.info/en/fisher_doom.html
copied >> https://borislurieart.org/2009/involvement-show-statement

MERDE, ALORS! by Dore Ashton (1969)
origin >>> http://text.no-art.info/en/ashton_merde-alors.html
copied >> https://borislurieart.org/2009/merde-alors

NO IS AN INVOLVEMENT by Michelle Stuart (1961)
origin >>> http://text.no-art.info/en/stuart_no.html
copied >> https://borislurieart.org/2009/no-involvement

NO SHOW AT GERTRUDE STEIN GALLERY by Seymour Krim (1963)
origin >>> http://text.no-art.info/en/krim_no-show-stein.html
copied >> https://borislurieart.org/2009/noshow-gertrude-stein-gallery

SPASM by Stanley Fisher (1959)
origin >>> http://text.no-art.info/en/fisher_spasm.html
copied >> https://borislurieart.org/2009/spasm

VULGAR SHOW STATEMENT by Stanley Fisher (1960)
origin >>> http://text.no-art.info/en/fisher_vulgar.html
copied >> https://borislurieart.org/2009/vulgar-show-statement

YES & N THOUGHTS TO THE ISSUES OF THE PAST by Lil Picard (1970)
origin >>> http://text.no-art.info/en/picard_yes-no.html
copied >> https://borislurieart.org/2009/yes-no-thoughts-issues-past

THE DARK AGES ARE BACK by Jean-Jacques Lebel (1995)
origin >>> http://no-art.info/lebel/essay-en.html
copied >> https://borislurieart.org/2009/noart-retrospect-%E2%80%94-dark-ages-are-back

USEFUL FOR COMPARISON:
 https://borislurieart.org/taxonomy/term/4   versus  http://text.no-art.info/en/_authors.html
 

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BLAF Patronship Grants

Accepting Applications for Patronship Grants

The Foundation is ready to receive Applications for Patronship Grants in amounts of up to $25,000 to unrecognized, innovative artists in all media, including visual artists, sculptors, poets, musicians and others whose work broadly embraces the spirit of the NO!ART movement represented by the life and work of the Founder Boris Lurie.

Applicants should have a portfolio containing representative pieces of work which can be viewed by the Foundation’s Artistic Director. Grant Applications should be for a working period of one year.

Applications should be submitted directly to Ms Gertrude Stein, Artistic Director of the Boris Lurie Art Foundation, 50 Central Park West, NY, NY 10023 with a copy to Dr. W.F. Pepper, 575 Madison Avenue, Suite 1006, NY, NY 10022.

 see original reprint [2009]

QUESTION: Where are the artists who get a grant up to $ 25,000?

Changed 2014:

BLAF PATRONSHIP GRANTS

Giudelines For Grant Applications
Submitted To The Boris Lurie Art Foundation

Currently, Boris Lurie Art Foundation only accepts applications from organizations with 501(c)3 status. Applicants for grants from the Boris Lurie Art Foundation should carefully study the guidelines set out below. It is important for applicants and applicant organizations to understand that the Foundation does not support partisan political activities of any kind, although it may support educational programs designed to enlighten and enhance awareness of the citizenry with respect to issues which affect their lives and their communities.

THE REQUEST FOR CONSIDERATION
If the applicant believes that a grant from the Foundation may be available the next step is to submit a formal skeletal outline and a Request For Consideration which sets out the project or the work being proposed for funding. This communication should be sent by mail to the Foundation’s office at Boris Lurie Art Foundation, 50 Central Park West, Ste. 9B, New York, NY 10023 USA, or by email to grants@borislurieart.org

THE SKELETAL OUTLINE
In order to facilitate consideration of the Request For Consideration, the Outline should contain the following information:

■ Name and address of the organization or individual applicant

■ Name of the chief executive officer of the organization and/ or the Project Director.

■ Organization’s, individual’s phone number, fax number and email address, if any.

■ Name and title of the principal contact person and the address, phone number, fax number
    and email address, if different from the above.

■ Web site address, if any

THE FORMAT OF THE REQUEST FOR CONSIDERATION
There is no set format but Requests For Consideration should generally contain the following information:

■ The name of the proposed project or the work to be done

■ The geographic area, or areas, where the project or work will be done

■ A narrative which sets out the purpose and nature of the proposed project or work

■ A statement setting out the significance of the proposed project or work and the potential beneficial results

■ A statement of how the proposed project or work relates to the Applicant, and why the Applicant is qualified to undertake the project or work, setting out any previous experience

■ The period of time for which funding is requested. (Applicants should not that barring exceptional circumstances, it is the preference of the Foundation to issue grants on an annual basis, thus allowing for the review of external evaluation to take place. In this context however, the descriptive narrative should set out the projected longevity of the project or work, and an indication of whether subsequent years’ funding by the Foundation will likely be requested, or the project will become self sustaining, or other funding will be sought.

■ Amount of the grant request, with a budgetary breakdown of the use of funds. (Applicants should note  that the Foundation may elect to fund projects or work on an installment basis)

THE FOUNDATION’S RESPONSE
An acknowledgement that the Applicant’s Request For Consideration has been received will be sent to the Applicant and the Request documentation will be sent to the relevant Director for her/his review and recommendation. If, as a result of that review, the Foundation concludes that there is no prospect of Foundation funding the Applicant will be promptly notified of this decision. The review process may involve the Foundation requesting additional information and may involve some modification and a re-submission of the Request. It is anticipated that this process could take up to eight weeks.

FOREIGN REQUESTS FOR CONSIDERATION
As a result of Congressional legislation, Executive Orders and guidelines issued by the Department of the Treasury and lists issued by the European Union and the United Nations, the Foundation will check and screen the names of organizations and their principals as well as individual grantees for any criminal histories or activity.

EXTERNAL EVALUATION
Applicants submitting requests for project funding should know that the Foundation, in almost every instance, will commission an external evaluation of the project and that a condition of the grant will be that the recipient organization extend full cooperation and transparency to the evaluators.

TIME FRAMES AND DEADLINES
To the extent possible the Foundation will attempt to fund on a fiscal year basis but, for the most part, there are no fixed deadlines.

 Guidelines For Grant Applications [Original 2014]

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Domain Infringement and Response by Dietmar Kirves

Lawsuit by Lawyer Anthony Williams | New York | February 24, 2011

 see original | send by UPS Express envelope

Dear Mr. Kirves:

Our firm is counsel to the BORIS LURIE ART FOUNDATION (the "Foundation"). As you may know, the Boris Lurie Art Foundation is an organization that provides art-related services to preserve and promote the legacy of Boris Lurie and the NO!ART movement. In connection therewith, the Foundation has long­standing trademark rights in the NO!ART TRADEMARK (the "Mark") and owns numerous international and U.S. trademark registrations and applications. The Mark is very valuable to the Foundation and, as a result, the Foundation has developed specific guidelines relating to any and all uses of the Mark and assiduously polices the use of the same.

It has recently come to our attention that, despite the Foundation's rights in and to the Mark, you have registered the domain name no-art.info (the "Domain Name"), which is confusingly similar to the Mark. Please note that the manner of your registration and use of the Domain Name, in our opinion, constitutes "bad faith" under the ICANN Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy. Accordingly our client will be entitled to expedited transfer of the domain name registration via ICANN arbitration.

To that end, our client demands that you immediately take any and all action required to transfer the registration of the Domain Name, as well as any and all other domain names comprised of our client's names or marks or variations thereof that you have registered, to the Boris Lurie Art Foundation, If we do not receive express written confirmation of your compliance by March 15, 2011, our client will pursue other legal remedies.

Please note that this letter is made without prejudice to any other rights or remedies that may be available to the Boris Lurie Art Foundation. Nothing contained herein should be deemed a waiver, admission or license by the Boris Lurie Art Foundation, and the Boris Lurie Art Foundation expressly reserves the right to assert any other factual or legal positions as additional facts come to light, or as the circumstances warrant.

Very truly yours,
 Anthony Williams
Cc: Gertrude Stein
Catherine Warwick | Asst. to Anthony Williams
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RESPONSE by DIETMAR KIRVES

NO!art versus ON!art

From: "NO!art headquarters" <contact@no-art.info>

To: "Warwick, Catherine" <Catherine.Warwick@dlapiper.com>
Copy: "Gertrude Stein" <gsteinny@aol.com>
Subject: 110225_infringement_at_no-art-info
Date: Sat, February 26, 2011 at 02:09 am

Dear Catherine Warwick,

please send me your matter in German. I'm not so perfectly
in your language, in your visions about art law, and in US rights.
I saw in the WWW that you have an office in Berlin.

Please contact me by your attorney there.

Best greetings from Berlin to you and Gertrude

NO!art WEBSITE ARRANGED BY DIETMAR KIRVES AND BORIS LURIE
ONLINE SINCE 1999

The NO!art headquarter archives enclose more than 120 document files with works on NO!art. On the NO!art website you can see more than 14 thousand documents for your involvement and we had 1.5 million hits on our NO!art website last year. See the  STATISTICS. So what can Gertrude Stein do to change this big history with her lawyers and her money?

NO!art website site since November 5, 1999 | see registration document
NO!art website since November 5, 1999

COMMENT: For a deeper appreciation of Lurie's prolific output, as well as his importance, you have to go to the comprehensive Web site  NO!art created and maintained by  Dietmar Kirves. It is revelatory. There you will find  more than 100 images of Lurie's paintings, assemblages, collages, multiples, etchings, posters, sculptures and mixed media works, along with detailed  biographical notes,  extensive interviews, a  filmography of documentaries about him, and  critiques, press reports and essays that appeared over the years. | arts journal, New York 2008

NO!art WEB REGISTRATION ON NOV 5, 1999

see original
 see the original

NO!art INVOLVED ARTISTS UP TO 2014

ARMENTO, Rocco
ARONOVICI, Isser
BAJ, Enrico
BARATELLA, Paolo
BROWN, Herb
BRUNET, Ronaldo
BRUNO S.
BRUS, Guenter
CHORBADZHIEV, Krum
D'ARCANGELO, Allan
DAYEN, Aleksey
DE RUVO, Frederica
EHM-MARKS, Frank
ERRO
FABRICIUS, Klaus
FISHER, Stanley
GATEWOOD, Charles
GEORGES, Paul
GERZ, Jochen
GILLESPIE, Dorothy

GILMAN, Esther M.
GOLDMAN, Amikam
GOLUB, Leon
GOODMAN, Sam
HALLMANN, Blalla W.
HASS, Harry
HJULER, Detlev
KAPROW, Allan
KIRVES, Dietmar
KUSAMA, Yayoi
KUZMINSKY, Konstantin K.
LEBEL, Jean-Jacques
LEVITT, Martin
LONG, Suzanne
LURIE, Boris
MAMA BAER
MASTRANGELO, Enzo
MEAD, Stu
MESECK, Peter
PATTERSON, Clayton

PICARD, Lil
PINCHEVSKY, Leonid
RAMSAUER, Birgit
RANCILLAC, Bernard
ROUSSEL, Brigitte
SALMON, Naomi T.
SCHEIBNER, Reinhard
SCHLEINSTEIN, Bruno
STAHLBERG, Dominik
STUART, Michelle
TAMBELLINI, Aldo
TOBOCMAN, Seth
TOCHE, Jean
TSUCHIYA, Toyo
VOSTELL, Wolf
WALL, Friedrich
WOLF, Mathilda
WOOD, Harriet
WOYTASIK, Natalia E.
ZOWNIR, Miron

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Protest against Domain Infringement

— GERTRUDE STEIN, LET IT BE —

A!statement against NO!art-Manipulation by
Detlev Hjuler: Voice | Mama Baer: Voice and Piano | Silvia Kastel: Electric Piano

Video Documentation 30:20 mins

Cafe OTO | 18-22 Ashwin Street | Dalston | London E8 3DL | April 15, 2011
 http://www.cafeoto.co.uk/

A statement for the NO!art Movement! The Boris Lurie Art Foundation has put a trade mark right on the term NO!art, a fact that never could have been the will of Boris Lurie, and now the leaders of the NO!art, Dietmar Kirves and Clayton Patterson, are in conflict with the Boris Lurie Art Foundation. The Foundation asks the leaders of the NO!art, to whom was given leadership by Boris Lurie, to stop the NO!art. Detailed Information is at the website of the NO!art Movement.  Info Kommissar Hjuler

ABOUT CAFE OTO: Opened in April 2008 with the aim of providing a home for creative new music that exists outside of the mainstream. It comprises one large cafe/performance space open during the day serving food and drink with an evening programme of live music almost seven nights a week.

Dominik Stahlberg Visited Boris Lurie Show, Florence 2012

Stahlberg Lurie Show Florence
Dominik Stahlberg in front of a work by Boris Lurie at the Florence show

Here is his comment: Now you can forget all your old ideas. What a show, what a catering, what a nice team, such beautiful women! Boris Lurie, an elite exhibition. He would have not like it. Photographing and video recording is strictly prohibited! Lurie as an angel of peace, as a world savior. Lurie as a resistance against all evil in the world.  Dr. Campanovo, a co-director of the Boris Lurie Art Foundation (BLAF), orated with a "wonderful" text. A very serious man with a very more serious face. A banker, a shark. He donated 15,000 Euros in the name of BLAF to the Kennedy Center, without a smile ... cool type. Boris would have loved him ... The curator, praised as the same. Too bad that no one of them has ever met Boris ... The catalog, a single bad NO NO NO NO! The only good man at the opening was  Paolo Baratella, invited and flown in from northern Italy. He told of his meeting with Boris in the 60s in his studio. He wondered why he was invited, there should be people who would know much more better Boris. Yes, that surprised us too! That was the first show, according to curator of  works by Boris in Europe (WTF!) — We, the NO!artists have to organize us now! The BLAF is trying now to re-write the story of us and of Boris. The BLAF tries to destroy us! I drove back home with bad energy, so bad that the engine of my car broke down ... For this too .. thanks again BLAF!  Dominik Stahlberg - NO!artist

Postcard Protest Action by Dominik Stahlberg 2012

NO postcard
Print the template   frontside &  backside  and send protestcards to the manipulators
with your comment. Visual cards are better than digital mails.

NO! NO! NO! Don’t destroy Dietmar’s NO!art Web site

Protest By Clayton Patterson  |  Edited by Monica Uszerowicz

Published in: The Villager, New York, Volume 80, Number 43 | March 24 - 30, 2011
West and East Village, Chelsea, Soho, Noho, Little Italy, Chinatown and Lower East Side

 

Re: Domain Name Infringement at <no-art.info>

Dear Mr. Kirves:

Our firm is counsel to the Boris Lurie Art Foundation. As you may know, the Boris Lurie Art Foundation (the “Foundation”) is an organization that provides art-related services to preserve and promote the legacy of Boris Lurie and the NO!ART movement. In connection therewith, the Foundation has longstanding trademark rights in the NO!ART trademark (the “Mark”) and owns numerous international and U.S. trademark registrations and applications. The Mark is very valuable to the Foundation and, as a result, the Foundation has developed specific guidelines relating to any and all uses of the Mark and assiduously polices the use of the same.

It has recently come to our attention that, despite the Foundation’s rights in and to the Mark, you nave registered the domain name <no-art.info> (the “Domain Name”), which is confusingly similar to the Mark. Please note that the manner of your registration and use of the Domain Name, in our opinion, constitutes “bad faith” under the ICANN Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy. Accordingly our client will be entitled to expedited transfer of the domain name registration via ICANN arbitration.

To that end, our client demands that you immediately take any and all action required to transfer the registration of the Domain Name, as well as any and all other domain names comprised of our client’s names or marks or variations thereof that you have registered, to the Boris Lurie Art Foundation. If we do not receive express written confirmation of your compliance by March 15, 2011, our client will pursue other legal remedies.

Please note that this letter is made without prejudice to any other rights or remedies that may be available to the Boris Lurie Art Foundation. Nothing contained herein should be deemed a waiver, admission or license by the Boris Lurie Art Foundation, and the Boris Lurie Art Foundation expressly reserves the right to assert any other factual or legal positions as additional facts come to light, or as the circumstances warrant.

Very truly yours,
Anthony Williams
Cc: Gertrude Stein
 

The Villager has run a couple of articles on Boris Lurie and his NO!art movement (see  The Villager, New York). Until 1941 Boris and his family lived in Riga, Latvia. Boris and his father survived four years of Nazi imprisonment. His mother, one sister and grandmother were all murdered by the Nazis. Boris’s art reflected his life experiences. Because his work was too caustic, too rude, too brutally honest and in your face, he was unable to establish a traditional art career.

In the late 1980’s, Boris asked me to be a member of his NO!art movement. NO!art is a form of social art, a protest art. It is anti-art-market trickery — it is about seeking the truth in society and the consequences that telling the truth, as an artist, brings with it.

I did whatever I could to support him. In 1993 I gave Boris and NO!art their first New York City show in 29 years. Over the years, I included him in other art shows, got him a substantial amount of press, published articles in books, helped create a documentary, supported his inclusion in other movies, and, finally, helped get his obituary in   The New York Times. I did what I could, but the real supporter, the real champion of the NO!art movement and Boris Lurie, is Dietmar Kirves. I was holding down the Western Front (North America) and Dietmar Kirves the Eastern Front (Europe).

Dietmar worked with Boris for more than 30 years. One of Dietmar’s initial projects was the first NO!art anthology, published in 1988 (Hundermark, Cologne, Germany). He then became instrumental in getting numerous other works published. Dietmar was influential in setting into motion the first major museum exhibition of NO!art in Berlin, then followed that with a show at the Buchenwald Memorial Site. (Boris’s and his father’s last camp was Magdeburg, a satellite of Buchenwald).

Dietmar has accumulated the largest archive of communications with Boris, as well as other material associated with NO!art. But his more serious, publicly accessible work in support of NO!art is the NO!art Web site. The site, which was created at Boris’s request in 1999, is a wealth of material that has helped to educate people all over the world about the history, ambitions and social significance of NO!art. It was with Boris’s oversight that Dietmar turned the written page into a veritable virtual archive for the movement.

Dietmar, now retired, spends just about all of his time dedicated to working on the Web site. The site averages more than 80,000 visits a month, and has more than 3,000 back-links connected to universities, newspapers and other movements. When Boris was alive, he gave Dietmar a stipend per month to run the site and create an archive. After his death, when the money stopped, my wife, Elsa, and I sent some money whenever we could. But it was devastating to have this small amount of money cut off.

Why would anyone — particularly an uptown New York City art dealer by the name of Gertrude Stein — want to destroy Dietmar’s work, eliminate the public access to the valuable but obscure content of this site, cut out of history and public recognition any connection to Dietmar Kirves and NO!art? Other than a couple of art shows in the 1960’s, Stein did very little to further the NO!art movement or Boris Lurie’s art career. Stein, a casual, on-again-off-again friend of Boris’s, was mysteriously able to take control over the Boris Lurie estate. Turns out that the Boris Lurie estate is worth $80 million ( ARTnews, April 2010).

Stein set up the Boris Lurie Foundation with the mandate to provide art-related services to preserve and promote the legacy of Boris Lurie and the NO!art movement.  This is exactly what Kirves has spent much of his adult life working on — so my conclusion is that this hostile takeover is about the potential gain of money. The foundation is made up of four partners — one in Liechtenstein Dr. Peter Sprenger, a politician; one in Switzerland Dr. Geo Campanovo, another politician; one who jumps back and forth between London and New York City Dr. Pepper, a lawyer; and Gertrude Stein in New York. There are no artists — or anyone connected to the NO!art movement — on the foundation.

It is curious that the foundation, since it is dedicated to preserving NO!art, has done nothing to get in contact with me about that section of my archive, which includes extensive video, photography and other ephemera related to NO!art and Boris Lurie. And it seems that the foundation has no interest or respect for Dietmar’s archive. Without permission, they skilfully removed some articles from the Web site, and then reproduced them in catalogues for two recent art shows, leaving no trace or sign that the articles could be traced back to Dietmar’s Web site.

Does this mean that I can trademark Pop Art or Dada, and then lay claim to everything related to these art movements? This is a self-centered attitude completely inappropriate for the legacy of any deceased artist, especially one who dedicated his life to rebelling against these kinds of institutions and who would not stand for this sort of injustice. And for what? For $80 million! We need more NO!art movements. It is time for people to stand up and be counted — that was Boris’s dream.

Clayton Patterson and Boris Lurie 1998 at Buchenwald Concentration Camp Memorial
Clayton Patterson and Boris Lurie at Weimar-Buchenwald Memorial.
Photo taken by Volkhard Knigge,
Director of the Buchenwald Concentration Camp Memorial

Clayton Patterson, left, and Boris Lurie on December 13, 1998 at the site of the former Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany, where Lurie was having a  one-man art show 1998. The show included a video documentary of Lurie by Patterson. (The sign behind means "Buchenwald Memorial, Youth Community Center")

Source: http://www.thevillager.com/villager_413/claytonspage.html

COMMENTS

 DIETMAR KIRVES | Berlin | February 25, 2011 | There is no peace in the world. They all want the war to become higher income. They all want to have luck with atomic electricity. But the lawyers defend the odious dictators and great dealers that all peoples have fun to drive with their cars around for infroctous connections. Art is an impression for everyone and not a trademark to deal with it like the moneymakers.

 NO!art HEADQUARTERS | Berlin | February 26, 2011 | Dietmar Kirves worked together with Boris Lurie more than 30 years to bring the NO!art to light and to involve more artists in the NO!art under the slogan "NO!art is socially relevant personal expression, it is social art, it is protest art, it is political art, it is anti-art (anti artmarket art)". See  NO!art statements

One of the first results was the first NO!art anthology as a book (1988), various other books, cataloges, exhibitions and films which are to be seen on the NO!art websites. This was and is very hard work and people around him all know and recognize how much Dietmar Kirves has done for NO!art. Without his work nobody would have gained knowledge of NO!art all over the world since the seventies. His NO!art website has just now more than 100 thousand visitors per month and more than two thousand backlinks from Unviversities, newspapers, movements, and others.

Dietmar Kirves compiled the largest and most in depth archive dealing with Boris and NO!art. During Boris Lurie`s lifetime he did this work together with him. An incredible fact is that he did all the work for only Dollar 300 a month. Boris Lurie also visited him in Germany and Dietmar Kirves went to New York to help him to prepare the archives and exhibitions, especially the 'NO!art and the Aestetics of Doom' show in Evanston/Chicago (2001).

But everything became worse for Dietmar when Boris became very sick and died in 2008. Since then he did not get any money-support at all. But he could not stop doing his work because he is an artist himself and a lover of art. He is totally involved in his work for NO!art. It`s literally a great part of his 'Life-Work' and he loves it with all his heart. Maybe the Foundation knows about this. They started to exploit him, that means, they took articles from his website (for instance the vita from Boris Lurie etc). No permission was asked and none was granted. The catalogue for the show at Westwood Gallery in New York (2010) has also many articles taken off of Dietmar`s website.

NO!art is not a product manufacturing company - the name does not represent a business. NO!art is an art movement and should not be trademarked. Boris Lurie was one of the last initiators of the NO!art movement and it is against his interest and the interest of the other involved artists to trademark the NO!art and herewith limit the freedom of the NO!art movement. It is as impossible as to trademark Pop art, DADA, Fluxus, Land art, Concept art, NO!art, etc.

The most incredible impudence is that the Foundation eventually is threatening Dietmar Kirves through their lawywers. They wrote to him that if he does not transfer the Domainname of the website to the Foundatin by March 15 th 2011, "they will pursue other legal remedies." Dietmar runs his website since 1999. It seems so as if the Foundation does not care to spend a lot of money for lawyers.

Lurie`s investments were worth an estimated 80 million dollars. See  "Art News" review in April 2010

Nevertheless- NO!art goes on, whatever. NO!art goes on even without any trademark!

 CLAYTON PATTERSON | New York | February 27, 2011 | good — I am glad that they know that I am on your side and aware of everything that is going on. I am hoping this will make them look very stupid- and this is international- you are an artist- Boris did not want Gertrude in charge — you made a smart move — now they have 2 German speaking people - on the Foundation- that we know of — Funny how they steal, but have no concern for content-- must be money involved somewhere- beyond the 80- million... 

 CHARLES REHWINKEL| New York | March 2, 2011 | Dietmar. Greetings, I am sorry to be so long in replying to your E mail. I first forewarded it to Matthias and to Richard Nadelman who you remember was Boris's lawyer and is now an executor of Boris' estate. According to him the estate and the courts have granted Gertrude and Co. the right to be the "Boris Lurie Foundation" but there is no such stilpulation regarding usage of the "NO! art" logo or any activities pertaining to it. As far as we can determine lawyer Williams claim has no legal validity. — We think your request for a german translation was an excellant reply. We can only wait and see. Perhaps you will hear nothing more about this. Meanwhile continue to "take no shit" regarding this matter and keep up your usual good work. — Best regards

 AMIKAM GOLDMAN | Tel Aviv | March 3, 2011 | Dear Dietmar, I was so shocked to see this letter sent to you from new york (gertrude) — this makes me so angry and pissed, that I want to blow this woman into pieces.... — how low and evil she can get, absolutely amaze me. — Please tell me what you intend to do about this matter. — I will fight with you on this! — on a different story - We came back today from the hospital with a beautiful little baby girl, we are so happy!!!! this is a big life changer for me, and I'm so excited. I will send you a picture soon.

 AMIKAM GOLDMAN | Tel Aviv | March 7, 2011 | SHAME on you Gertrude Stein. — You made your way in the ARTS the lowest that was ever possible. — Shame. Shame. Shame on YOU. (Amikam Goldman did the film  NO!art MAN with Boris Lurie in 2003.

 YONATAN MARON | New York | March 7, 2011 | Shame indeed. — We all knew Boris and know exactly what where his feelings about commercializing his art and the NO!art movement since the 40's to the very last days of his life. — He was a true man. And that still lives, as he gave us all, so much content and ideology that Gertrude stein actions are just a mean NYC style pure cynicism, the sort that would make boris burst into a big laugh, gulp one from his cardboard-multi-used cup of vodka and declare "Let's go and have some chinese food !" — Need I mention how last year the "foundation" tried getting his hands on my personal archive of Boris's portraits I took in 2003. They wanted it all but wouldn't pay a dime for it. I'm glad I didn't supply them with anything. — Dear Dietmar we are here to support you and your No!art activity. — Maybe we should have multi domains of No!art Have them sue us all. — Good day everyone.

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NO!art Trademark and NO!art Logo

COMMENT: The writing style of the trademark "NO!ART" is absolutely wrong. Boris Luries wish was always to write "NO" with big letters and "art" with small letters. Because NO is the important message, not the manipulated art. In all our publications you will find the correct spelling "NO!art". People who use other notations has never understand the aims of NO!art and what NO!art means.

Registration by Trademarkia | click & view
see original  http://www.trademarkia.com/noart-85060394.html

related:  ANN K. FORD is a correspondent of NO!ART trademark.

ABOUT TRADEMARK CORRESPONDENT Ann K. Ford (2045 records): This page contains all the U.S. trademarks filed by Ann K. Ford, a trademark correspondent at ********** in 500 Eig... , Washington , DC 20004 . Ann K. Ford has filed a total of 2045 trademarks in the United States Patent and Trademark Office. It is possible that Ann K. Ford has also filed other trademarks through his/her firm or company, and these are not listed in the list below. The list below is generated based on trademark correspondent identification information provided to the United States Patent Office (USPTO).  read more
 

NO!art LOGO | NEW COMMERCE USE IN IMAGES

NO!art icon | click & viewThe Boris Lurie Art Foundation copied this logo from the NO!art website  http://retro.no-art.info/2004/register-en.html#2004en-newsletters. Since March 2004 I used this sign on my NO!art mailhead for  newsletters which I sent to involved NO!art people.
Ronaldo Brunet designed the icon (the Mark) together with the bookcover in the 70s for the first  NO!art anthology, which came to light 1988 at Edition Hundertmark in Cologne.

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Boris Lurie Art Foundation Sponsored Andy Warhol

enlarge me | National Arts Club announcement
INVITATION  enlarge me

Show Sponsored by Boris Lurie Art Foundation | Nov 28 - Dec 28, 2012
Curator James Cavello

THE NATIONAL ARTS CLUB | 15 Gramercy Park South | New York, NY 10003

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Location: The National Arts Club is located in the historic Tilden Mansion. 15 Gramercy Park was built in the 1840's and its original flat-front, iron-grilled appearance matched the style of the houses still maintained on the west side of Gramercy Park. Samuel Tilden acquired 15 Gramercy Park in the 1860's, and in the 1870's gave the house a massive overhaul. Tilden hired Calvert Vaux, a famed architect and one of the designers of Central Park to "victorianize" the facade with sandstone, bay windows and Gothic Ornamentation. John LaFarge created stained glass ceilings for the inside of the mansion, and Italian wood carvers made the fireplaces. Glass master Donald MacDonald wrought a unique stained glass dome for the building. All of this prompted architect Philip Johnson to call the mansion, "among the most beautiful in New York." Spencer Trask and the Board of Governors acquired the Tilden Mansion in 1906 as the new home for the National Arts Club.

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Statement by Boris Lurie about Pop-Art

NO!art is anti Pop-art: Pop-art is reactionary – it celebrates the glories of consumer society, and it mocks only at what the lower classes consume – the can of soup, the cheap shirt. Pop-art is chauvinistic. It sabotages and detracts from a social art for all.

Published by Boris Lurie as Flyer for the show "ART and POLITICS", Karlsruhe Kunstverein (Germany 1970)
also in: Lurie, Boris; Krim, Seymour: NO!art, Cologne 1988

 

Literature about NO!art and Pop-art [some excerpts]

BORIS LURIE: SHIT NO! [New York 1970, published in  NO!art anthology, Cologne 1988]: ... The pop-art reaction-counterrevolution had not been brought about as yet, their future members busy at the time absorbing ideas - to a large extent from our shows - the art press being in effect closed to us (even the then almost underground Village Voice refused to cover our activities, the editor explaining to me that our stand was too radical), we were obliged to promote our actions ourselves, to become our own information medium.  |   read more

GREGORY BATTCOCK: ANTI-ART AND OUTLAW-ART [New York 1969, published in  NO!art anthology, Cologne 1988]: There is Iittle indication that the Pop-artists were, in the main, completely aware of the very real repressive nature of the capitalist military and industrial alliance. An easy and superficial claim for the relevance of Pop is to present it as a form of social protest. But most of the artists denied that their movement was specifically one of social criticism. They appear to hove claimed simply that they were engaged within the artist's traditional function as witness to the actualities of the social and material environment. Pop art, therefor, is seen as less a movement of social protest than a style well within the mainstream of Western art and the Western artistic heritage. Minimal art, the other major art style of the decade, remains like pop art an "establishment" art form.  |   read more

HAROLD ROSENBERG: BULL BY THE HORNS [New York 1974, published in  NO!art anthology, Cologne 1988]: NO!art reflects the mixture of crap and crime with which the mass media floods the mind of our time. It attacks this mixture through reproducing it in concentrated images. It is Pop with venom added. I think its greatest value is to remind the art world that there are things to be uncomfortable about, whereas Pop glad-handed Madison Avenue as if it were looking for campaign funds. Granted that people flee unpleasant reminders, especially when there's nothing they can do to change the situation, art can only answer, let them. It's not the business of art to get things done but to keep reality on the agenda. Art has been apoliticized since the war not because artists chose to shun politics but because they found a genuine artist can only do what he can do, not what he thinks ought to be done.  |   read more

MAX LILJEFORS: BORIS LURIE and NO!art [New York 2003, published in: www.heterogenesis.com, Tidskrift för visuell konst, nr. 44, July 2003, Lund (Sweden)]: Now it may happen, that in this young generation having grown up under total (TV) commercialism, and willy-nilly having swallowed "art history propaganda" (like that about Pop Art...) nothing else is realistically possible. "Avant-garde art" is not created only by artists, but as well by the education and formation of the intellectual circles of the time, not to speak of financing by not-disinterested financiers of projects (who, as is natural in business, will only invest in projects which will be most accessible to consumers, in this case, art-consumers.)   |   read more

PETITION AGAINST ANDY WARHOL SPONSORING


PETITION
TO STOP THE BLAF (Boris Lurie Art Foundation)
SPONSORED ANDY WARHOL EXHIBIT
AT THE NATIONAL ARTS CLUB

BORIS LURIE: Not Andy Warhol but ANTI-Warhol!


Boris Lurie (1924 – 2008), a Holocaust survivor
and founder of the radical art protest movement known as NO!art,
explicitly despised Andy Warhol as a consumerist Capitalist sell-out.
How then does the Foundation bearing his name and operating on his
estate dollars -- The Boris Lurie Foundation (BLAF)-- come to underwrite
an Andy Warhol show soon to open at the National Arts Club?
Under Lurie’s leadership NO!art spread globally,
with Clayton Patterson (NYC) heading up the Western Front
and Dietmar Kirves (Berlin) guiding the Eastern Front.
After Lurie died NYC art dealer, Gertrude Stein,
succeeded to take over the Boris Lurie estate and created BLAF with her
associate Dr. William Francis Pepper, Dr. Geo Campanovo, Dr. Peter Sprenger
and Anthony Williams serving as members of the foundation board
-- persons who in their outlook and ethos
are the very antithesis of everything Boris fought for.
Since then, they have not only failed to foster what Boris Lurie and NO!art
stood for but have now made their most egregious move yet.
BLAF is sponsoring an Andy Warhol art exhibition
at the National Arts Club. James Cavello of the NYC Westwood Gallery
has been slated to curate the show.
Lurie was fiercely anti-Pop art. To him, Pop stood not only for the evils of
Capitalism, a propagandist vehicle for it,
but contributed to the denigration of art and the human spirit.
But Lurie was especially incensed by Andy Warhol himself,
Pop-art's most renowned symbol. Lurie saw Warhol as a corrupt,
even evil purveyor of decadence and apathy.
For Lurie's foundation to sponsor a Warhol exhibit is tantamount
to the U.S. Holocaust Museum sponsoring a celebration
of the Nazi filmmaker Leni Reifenstahl.
The BLAF exhibition of Andy Warhol's art is nothing less than an outrage.
We, the undersigned, request that all plans by the National Arts Club to sponsor
the Andy Warhol exhibit by BLAF be halted immediately.

 Clayton Patterson – NO!art headquarters west
 Dietmar Kirves – NO!art headquarters east

Please send mail to NO!art headquarters to sign in!

Make Comment at arts journal blog!

R E M E M B E R :
The Boris Lurie Art Foundation [BLAF] are the millionairs who give donations only to the rich.
They support all activities to deal with NO!art in their own sense to make more money with
Boris Lurie's works.
Our intention is to fight against this inhumane money maker success art development.
We have the power in the world wide web to announce it to millions of readers.
But what can our knowledge do against money and stupidity?
We want you for new ideas in social art development!
Let's go on! Sign in!
 

Petition signed by . . . . .

 AMEEN, Taji, New York Artist and Writer
 BARATELLA, Paolo, Milan/Italy – Artist and Professor
 BARTHOLOMÄUS, Christoph, Berlin – Staff at University of Applied Sciences Potsdam
 BRUNET, Ronaldo, New York – Artist, did cover design of NO!art anthology
 CAMPER, Fred, Chicago – Artist, Writer and Lecturer
 CHORBADZHIEV, Krum, Berlin/Sofia NO!art involved artist
 COCHISE [Quilles, Jones], New York – Human Being and Nomade
 FABRICIUS, Klaus, Stuttgart/Germany – NO!art involved artist
 FEAST, Jim, New York – Writer, The Unbearables
 FLEMING, Jim, Brooklyn – Publisher Autonomedia
 FRANKE, Martin, Unna/Germany – Designer
 GOLDMAN, Amikam, Tel Aviv – Film Producer of NO!art Man Boris Lurie
 HERMAN, Jan, New York – Writer, Arts Journal
 HJULER, Detlev, Flensburg/Germany – NO!art involved Artist
 KATZ, David, New York – Writer, London Jewish Journal
 KATZ, Jade, New York – Artist and Webdesign
 KAUFMAN, Alan, San Francisco – Author, Dean of Free University of San Francisco
 KIRVES, Dietmar, Berlin – Artist, Friend of Boris Lurie, NO!art headquarters east
 KIRVES, Martin, Basel/Switzerland – Doctor of Art History, Lecture at University Basel
 KUZMINSKY, Konstantin K., Hancock, NJ – NO!art involved Artist
 LEBEL, Jean-Jaques, Paris – Artist , Friend of Boris Lurie since the 60s
 LILJEFORS, Max – Ph. D. at Dpt. of Art History and Musicology Lund University/Sweden
 LITZKY, Tsaurah, New York – Writer, Synaesthesia Press, Los Angeles
 LURIE, Boris, Afterlife/Heavenlies – Artist, NO!art co-founder
 MASTRANGELO, Enzo, Sapri/Italy – NO!art involved Artist
 PATTERSON, Clayton, New York – Friend of Boris Lurie, NO!art headquarters west
 PINCHEVSKY, Leonid, New York – NO!art involved Artist
 RAMSAUER, Birgit, Berlin – NO!art involved Artist
 ROGAKOS, Megakles, Athens/Greece – Curator at Tate Gallery London
 RUMOLD, Rainer, Evanston, IL – Professor at Northwestern University
 SALMON, Naomi T., Weimar/Germany – Lecturer at Bauhaus University
 SCHMERLER, Sarah, Brooklyn – Teacher at New School Manhattan
 STAHLBERG, Dominik, Carrara/Italy – NO!art involved Artist
 STUART, Michelle, New York – Artist at March Gallery in the 60s
 TOCHE, Jean, Staten Island – NO!art involved Artist
 WOLF, Mathilda, Berlin – NO!art involved Artist and Friend of Boris Lurie
 WOOD, Harriet, Marshfield/VT – NO!art involved Artist and Friend of Boris Lurie
 WOYTASIK, Natalia E., Sapri/Italy – NO!art involved Artist
 

PRESS

Petition to Stop Warhol Exhibit at the Nat’l Arts Club
by Jan Herman

published in:  arts journal, New York, on December 3, 2012

Boris Lurie, who died in 2008, was a Holocaust surivor and one of the founders of a radical art protest movement known as  NO!art. I’ve  blogged about him before.

His close friends  Clayton Patterson and  Dietmar Kirves are sending around a petition to halt an exhibition of Warhol works that opened last week at the National Arts Club in New York, because it is being underwritten by the  Boris Lurie Art Foundation. They note that Lurie “explicitly despised Andy Warhol as a consumerist capitalist sell-out.” The exhibition is scheduled to run through Dec. 28. Boris Lurie, who died in 2008, was a Holocaust surivor and one of the founders of a radical art protest movement known as  NO!art. I’ve  blogged about him before. His close friends Clayton Patterson and Dietmar Kirves are sending around a petition to halt an exhibition of Warhol works that opened last week at the National Arts Club in New York, because it is being underwritten by the Boris Lurie Art Foundation. They note that Lurie “explicitly despised Andy Warhol as a consumerist capitalist sell-out.” The exhibition is scheduled to run through Dec. 28.

The foundation was established to preserve and promote Lurie’s art, and to continue the  NO!art movement. But Patterson and Kirves have claimed that it is using its considerable resources to promote the interests of the foundation’s board members. The grandest irony of what is a complicated and contentious story filled with many ironies is that Lurie, who pretty much lived like a pauper, left investments worth  an estimated $80 million, according to ArtNews. Lurie had amassed the fortune by “buying penny stocks and real estate in his spare time,” the paper reported. He had no heirs, and “his handwritten will specified that his entire estate go toward creating the foundation.”

Source:  artsjournal.com/herman/2012/12/petition-to-stop-warhol-exhibit-at-the-natl-arts-club.html
 

COMMENTS

 Clayton Patterson wrote to James Cavello on November 22, 2012: James Cavello curator of the Warhol/Lurie exhibition at the "National Arts Club", James no question that you are a little bit of a rascal.

The Boris Lurie catalogue you printed for the NYC Westwood Gallery Boris Lurie show was fine. The only problem was some of the articles in the catalogue were taken off the NO!art site without out the permission of the copy right holder, or Dietmar the owner of the site. OK what is the big deal over a little thievery- we are all friends? Right?

But I have to admit your next little deviation off the beaten path of credibility is a little different. This time I would have to say- for someone who publicly represents Boris Lurie and NO!art- well at this moment in time I will not express my disappointment in your sterling character and your ignorance about the subject you are representing.

I mean really-- you must know by now- one of the fuels that keep Boris motivated to keep the NO!art fires burning was his contempt for Andy Warhol and everything he stood for. This Andy Warhol show you curated is a complete desecration of the memory of Boris Lurie and all HE stood for.

Question: Do you and Gertrude really hate Boris Lurie so much that you would do such an injustice to his memory? What is the profit for shitting on Boris's grave?

I mean really James Cavello the stupidity of this show reaches a new low in profiteering off of dead artists. And not to forget the damage you may be doing to the reputation of the National Arts Club. After all the drama the Club has been thorough in the last couple of years- do they really need to be associated with this shit?

I suggest the it could be a wise move for the National Arts Club to look up Boris Lurie. Go to the NO!art site- http://www.no-art.info/ read what Boris stood for.

Boris survived the Holocaust , but he could not survive the deep of hatred Gertrude has for Boris. I mean really. All this bullshit on the Foundation page about saving the history of Boris-- they do not have much so they have to steal it off the NO!art site. Go to the NO!art site and look up Boris's resume- then go to that fake NO!art Foundation site - they cannot even get his resume right. Then do a comparison of information on Dietmar's NO!art site and the Foundations site. Dietmar is poor and struggling yet he has built an intellectual monument to Boris and NO!art. Gertrude, somehow, not sure how, was able to work with Boris's lawyer and take control of Boris's estate which turned out to be worth 88 millon dollars- and all Gertrude can do is steal- make a cheap site and pay institutions to show his work. Then take note of the fact that DIetmar has the mother load Boris Lurie archive. I have the video and photo Boris archive. Gertrude's whole connection to NO!art was a couple of exhibitions in the 1960's.

Anyway Mr. James- you must be getting a nice sized pay check out of his whole deal. How much is it worth it to pour shit on the memory of a holocaust survivor? My hunch is there are two profits here-- one a fee from the Foundation and the other a % of the profit in the selling of the Warhol images. I can hear the thoughts that went off in your head when you and Gertrude came up with this scheme: -- Oh boy. oh boy, oh boy, I love the smell of money, money money- smells like shit but I love, love love it all the same- Oh boy, oh boy, oh by,-- Can't do anything with it-- but I love it just the same-- oh boy oh by oh boy- I love to rub it over my balls then smell it with by nose-- oh boy oh boy oh boy- I love the smell of money.

Anyway- I hear your voice in my head saying: NO! big deal right? We are all friends right? We are all friends right? NO! big deal right? To which I answer: Sure right! NO! big deal! Ya right! Who cares about the memory of a dead guy- he is dead anyway- a dead guy anyway? Right? Wrong! Dietmar and I care and care a lot. Boris was our friend. We loved and respected him and all he stood for. Yes we care a lot.

If you cannot see the wrong in what you are doing there is nothing I can say to change you. History will sort this out- make no mistake Dietmar is diligent about keeping a record of the history of NO!art, You are a part of that history, Compare the hits the NO!Art site gets and the fake Foundation gets.

AS a last word- I offer a little tip- not my cup of tea- but I get a feeling you will like it-- next time as a special, special, treat- rub the money over your asshole then smell it--- some people smell G-d, others smell shit. Let me guess what you will smell. Hopefully it will not be Gertrude's hand.

Happy thanksgiving- instead of turkey may I suggest pork nuts- may help give you the strength needed to pull off this disgusting deed coming out of Gertrude's deviant mind.

thanks clayton

 Dietmar Kirves wrote to Clayton Patterson on November 22, 2012: dear clayton, life is life. when we are dead we can't control what they do with our art works. you know boris intention was to bring disruption with NO!art in the art world against cultural manipulation. but now all the money makers and riches like gertrude manipulate it in her own sense with boris works. all curators engaged by gertrude look for money and the profit and success. the boris lurie art foundation [blaf] try out to make more money with boris works which he leaves behind. you know how dogs blaf when you meet them.

lets do a big NO!art show against this manipulation. maybe i get chance at a UK location next time.

the fight must goes on. but how long?

best from berlin
dietmar
p.s.: excuse my bad english.

 James Cavello wrote to Clayton Patterson on November 23, 2012: Clayton, Sorry to douse your enmity on Thanksgiving:

1. In the 2010 exhibition catalogue we published of Boris Lurie 'early work', we were pleased to provide printed credit to Dietmar and his public website. We were very appreciative when we met him at our gallery. Maybe you should go back and read the copyright credits carefully in the catalogue.

2. I am not receiving $1 for this exhibition, actually I have donated much of my own resources. My role at the NAC is Volunteer status.

3. At this time there is no sale planned for the Warhol drawings, it may travel to museums and in the end may be donated.

4. The Warhol exhibition is between two non-profit arts organizations, the NAC is not receiving any payment, only the delivery of a curated historic exhibition.

5. The parallel in this exhibition between Boris Lurie and Andy Warhol is their early drawings on 'dance'. I have exhibited many of Boris Lurie's dancehall drawings with an overwhelming response from the public. I have received emails from individuals who viewed our exhibitions and thereafter researched Boris Lurie. They have thanked us for providing an introduction to the legacy of an artist who not only experienced the horror of the holocaust, but the adversity of the art world. Their admiration is for Boris Lurie, the artist, who never stopped his pursuit and passion for art.
Andy Warhol also experienced rejection and criticism from the art world, his dance series reflects an unobtainable pursuit. In this exhibition the dance drawings from 1955 to 1967 evolve over the years into symbols with a cryptic visual language. There are no pop art images or soup cans, only simple ink line drawings.

6. It is sad that you feel the need to send out these emails, Clayton Patterson, thinking you appear to be righteous, intelligent and justified. You should get your facts straight, Clayton. Your vile descriptions of money show where you are focused, you must be disappointed that it has no registration here.

Clayton Patterson, by the way, thank you for the email on Thanksgiving, it makes me realize what I have to be thankful for.
James

 Clayton Patterson wrote to James Cavello on November 23, 2012: My goal is to stop tis exhibition from happening. and - This is not what the NAC needs right now. More unhealthy controversy. This is a mess- a shit storm in the making!!!! thx cp

Clayton, Sorry to douse your enmity on Thanksgiving:
Oh not a problem I could not think of a better thanksgiving surprise, surprise, surprise. At least you have the guts to respond.
I will give you a nod for that.
1. In the 2010 exhibition catalogue we published of Boris Lurie 'early work', we were pleased to provide printed credit to Dietmar and his public website. We were very appreciative when we met him at our gallery. Maybe you should go back and read the copyright credits carefully in the catalogue.

I do remember that time-- and Dietmar is a loyal NO!artist. He has little money and could hardly afford to stay in NYC. He is not a big fan of NYC. He came all the way from Germany to NYC to see that show. He came because it was a NO!Art show and he felt it was his duty to come. He has that catalogue in the archives.

Question: where did the photos and the articles in the catalogue come from? Was permission asked? Does public mean one can just take something off the internet without permission and use it as their own? Check the copy rights on that . . .

How much of the catalogue would exist if not for Dietmar’s work?

Dietmar has spent most of his adult life working on NO!art. You have seen the list. Gertrude has almost nothing from the past of Boris’s. She has her convoluted stories about her relationship with Boris. Go through the NO!art site. That is where the history is located. Dietmar has created an amazing archive. But instead of giving any kind of support to Dietmar you just take the work off the site.

She could have given Dietmar a BLAF BLAF grant for all the work he has done.

Read all that that nonsense on the BLAF BLAF site about saving NO!art- and blah blah blah-- all lies. I will say this one more time Dietmar has years worth of communications with Boris- background information on the shows, photographs, and on and on. I have hours of video and a good number of photos of Boris. Got him press and gave him shows. Introduced him to Art Party Pravda and Leonid Pinchevsky which opened a door to a whole Russian creative community that gave him friendship and great joy. I got Boris’s obit into the NY Times, in DER SPIEGEL, in Jan Herman’s arts Journal. Gertrude paid for a death notice. Later I got a message saying how Gertrude got the obit into the NYT. Where does the lying stop?

Question—where can we find this BLAF BLAF cache to save Boris’s and NO!art life story hidden? In Gertrude's mind? Oops I thought you people were diligently trying to save Boris’s and NO!art history.

My my my- aren't you the Grand Wizard- you gave a thank you to Dietmar in the catalogue - Golly Mr. Dillon that has to be worth more than a pound gold. Hmmm let's see how stupid Dietmar really is- we use his material without asking him- we take credit for work he has done. DIetmar is not stupid- he is brilliant- he did not want to start a fight He wanted to collect as much NO!art information as he could and take it back and put it in the archive. You can see his earlier response about what he thinks of the situation.

In all your fake thank-you generosity you brush as side the truth and think a thank-you will over look all the work Dietmar has done for Boris and NO!art. A shortened version Dietmar is the one person most responsible for all of what happened for Boris in Europe. Gertrude comes in with a song and a dance abut how she is the great savior of NO!art.

So you ask Gertrude what to do about Dietmar- hey I got an idea- let's thank him in the catalogue. I think a thank-you in the catalogue is in order. Please. Stop playing stupid. Stop acting like you have shown Dietmar some kind of respect or generosity for the years worth of work he has done.

Gertrude is a buyer and seller of art other people have made valuable. She has created nothing. Show me one thing she has done for Boris or NO!art in the last 30 years. Let's compare the work that Dietmar, Gertrude, Ami, and myself has done for Boris and NO!art- let’s lay it on the table.

This is how you as a dealer treat artists? Gertrude I already know who she is and now we know who you are. I have no idea why you are involved in this mess. Or why you would bring in NAC.

Here is another one of Gertrude's stupid ideas. She wants to donate money to the Tel Aviv Museum library. The scheme is to put a Boris Lurie plaque on the door of a reference room for Israel artists only. Sound great. Right? Gertrude tells the Director of the library about her open sex life with Boris- and the woman is lead to believe that Gertrude is some kind of family member. Beyond that the librarian knows very little about Boris Lurie or NO!art. I mean what kind of material does Gertrude have to donate to the library? And in fact, the Director does not even seem to like Boris or his work.

Question- When Schwartz donated his important 20th century art collection to the Tel Aviv Museum- out of all the work- and Boris’s work was part of it- how much of Boris’s work did the museum decide to keep?

Of course the Director has to accept the donation- a plaque on the door not really a big deal- besides nobody knows or cares about who this unknown person is anyway. I mean how much Boris Lurie or NO!art research material is in this library? You go to a hospital- the lobby says Dr. Bologna on the wall- how many people actually ask- who is Dr. Bologna?

This is all about smoke and mirrors and fake generosity.

No different than the Chelsea Museum show. Here I learned a new trick. Museums have rooms in the building one can rent out. You rent a space. Tell everyone you have a show in a Museum, which is true, but not as people think and now you have more resume material.

Oh boy! Oh boy! oh boy! Look at the resume and legacy we are building here- please. Eventually the chickens will come to roast- and what better day than Thanksgiving to have a roast chicken?

You must really believe we are pathetic idiots.

With millions of dollars at your disposal this is all you people can come up with? Not good. Not good.

2. I am not receiving $1 for this exhibition, actually I have donated much of my own resources. My role at the NAC is Volunteer status.

Oh please save me from your generosity. Like that takes away your responsibility for making this show happen. There is a hook in there somewhere for you- the down the road sale- the tax right off or something. You have already proven your generosity with the thank-you to Dietmar.

Is this $1 like the Bloomberg $1? We can see what his $1 trick produced.

Much of- meaning what? Most of the Warhol’s are yours and the rest are Gertrude’s?

If you cannot comprehend what an insult this show is to the memory of Boris, or to Ami, or Dietmar, or me, or all of what Boris Lurie stood for- then leave the room. You know nothing about Boris Lurie or NO!art.

3. At this time there is no sale planned for the Warhol drawings, it may travel to museums and in the end may be donated.

OH so the plan is to take this shit show parade around the country to museums. Since you cannot legitimately get Boris any shows- let’s keep his name on the check and use Warhol as the tool to drag Boris’s legacy into the shit pit wherever we can. Isn’t that sweet? Let’s see- I can be the curator on this show and I will bet, since it is Warhol, we can get this into the “Warhol Museum” Ya- we have a plan. Please!!!! Stop it. Leave Boris Lurie and NO!art out of your diabolical plans. Why not just take Warhol around the world? Because nobody will pay for this? Or nobody cares? How do you make this work you cannot sell valuable? Have a traveling shit show.

4. The Warhol exhibition is between two non-profit arts organizations, the NAC is not receiving any payment, only the delivery of a curated historic exhibition.

Will we have finally found a place where we can agree. No question that this show will have a history- only I do not think it is the history that will be beneficial to the NAC. You probably are so deep into this stupidity that you think you have discovered the gate to heaven.

I say think about this history. Saving history is an activity that Dietmar and I have spent years working on. And make no mistake what you are doing is a serious slap in the face to all of us, as well as, to what NO!art stands for. And what is your gain? Think about this. Sometimes an idea is not as good as it first appeared.

5. The parallel in this exhibition between Boris Lurie and Andy Warhol is their early drawings on 'dance'. I have exhibited many of Boris Lurie's dancehall drawings with an overwhelming response from the public. I have received emails from individuals who viewed our exhibitions and thereafter researched Boris Lurie. They have thanked us for providing an introduction to the legacy of an artist who not only experienced the horror of the holocaust, but the adversity of the art world. Their admiration is for Boris Lurie, the artist, who never stopped his pursuit and passion for art.

With all this passion and exuberance you have gotten for this Boris Lurie exhibition then why did you have to stick Warhol in there? And as far as emails and research being done on Boris Lurie and NO!art- let’s compare your list to the number of responses the Dietmar NO!art site gets. Talk to Dietmar about how many researcher inquires he gets on his site. You may be surprised at how many research people have reached out to Dietmar. In fact, I will bet you and your little Gang of 4 has gone to the site and looked for material. I will bet you have told others about the site. Where else do you have to send them to? To the mini skinny tiny weenie BLAF BLAF site? Million of dollars and such a vacant space?

Yes NAC should think about this show- no question there will be a history attached to this show.

Andy Warhol also experienced rejection and criticism from the art world, his dance series reflects an unobtainable pursuit. In this exhibition the dance drawings from 1955 to 1967 evolve over the years into symbols with a cryptic visual language. There are no pop art images or soup cans, only simple ink line drawings.

Oh please stop with this justification nonsense. Like Warhol was some starving puppy. You are using both Warhol and Boris here. Warhol is not my concern, that is up to the Warhol people, but how you are desecrating the name of Boris Lurie and NO!art is my concern.

6. It is sad that you feel the need to send out these emails, Clayton Patterson, thinking you appear to be righteous, intelligent and justified. You should get your facts straight, Clayton. Your vile descriptions of money show where you are focused, you must be disappointed that it has no registration here.

Please—I have not even started my campaign yet- as I said- I was so stunned by this show I have to think for awhile about how I am going to go forward. You are the people who brought this insult to us. We never asked for this. My focus is starting to be around this show and does NAC understand what they are getting into. My disappointment is on how little you understand what Boris stood for.

Clayton Patterson, by the way, thank you for the email on Thanksgiving, it makes me realize what I have to be thankful for.

Good! Good! Goodie! I am thankful that you are thankful for this bucket of shit you are starting to produce. Life at Sea is Hard- no question.

And you are right- this debate needs a little intellectual stimulation- so I am going to slowly widen out the numbers of people on this email list-- I am going to, slowly mind you, start to include more writers, intellectuals, radicals, historians, journalists, artists, and others into this debate. Let's see where others stand on this debate-

Here is a note I left on Boris’s condolence page
 http://borislurie.no-art.info/obituary/letters.html

see NY Times obit Saturday January 12th- 08

for Boris- we will never give up, we will never give in, we will never quite- the struggle continues- our voices will eventually be heard and the message will be understood - you will be remembered- the struggle continues.

we love you brother-
R.I.P.
Clayton Patterson

and yes yes yes -- happy thanksgiving. Happy everything- happy travels- happy happy happy happy- oh yes let's all be happy.
thanks clayton

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BLAF online since August 12, 2009

BLAF website 2009
related:  BORIS LURIE ART FOUNDATION [BLAF] - INDEX PAGE 2009

BORIS LURIE ART FOUNDATION ONLINE SINCE AUGUST 2011

see BLAF screenshot 2014
related:  BORIS LURIE ART FOUNDATION [BLAF] - INDEX PAGE 2011

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BLAF warehouse completed 2014

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ABOUT THE ARCHITECT: Julian von der Schulenburg lives and works in Munich/Germany and New York City, where he founded his own architectural design firm in 2007. Prior to working on his own, he had spent several years training with influential architecture firms such as Caruso St John Architects in London, Pritzker-Prize recipients Peter Zumthor in Switzerland and the Office for Metropolitan Architecture OMA in New York. Before joining the faculty at Parsons, Julian has taught design studios at the IUAV Architecture School in Venice, Italy, and the Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio, Switzerland.  linkINFO

COMMENT: It looks like an art concentration camp. Julian didn't know nothing about NO!art and what NO!art is. These stupid architects work only for money to force their own visions. They never work for the human beings. They all built only prisons. My wish is: Imprison all these architects in their buildings which they designed against humanity.

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BLAF advertisement

Boris Lurie advertisement
see  Original [10.9 x 8.4 inch]

These big waste advertisement was put on the light by the Boris Lurie Art Foundation in the German Monopol magazine on June 2014. Corresponding to the current Monopol advertising rate list you must pay for the announcement now 12,600 $ or 9,255 €.

QUESTIONS:

Where is gone the NO!art support?

What is with BLAF's social engagement?

ABOUT MONOPOL: They edited a glossy magazine in Berlin with the intention to bring people to better consumerism than folks. | An issue comes monthly to the light. | Edition is 40 thousand examples | Cash is 9 € | They spend 10 thousend examples for free in the Lufthansa business class flights.  more

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Lurie Art Reference Room

Boris Lurie Nameplate
NAMEPLATE AT THE ENTRANCE DOOR at the TEL AVIV MUSEUM OF ART LIBRARY

Report by AMIKAM GOLDMAN, Tel Aviv | August 2014: I went to talk with Ms. Yaffa Goldfinger, the head of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art Library. Ms. Yaffa Goldfinger asked me if I knew that Boris Lurie had a family. I told her he didn't and she said he did - and began talking about Gertrude Stein ... The story is this: About a year ago the Tel Aviv Museum of Art got a call from Gertrude Stein, telling she would like to donate money to the museum. The museum directed her to Ms. Yaffa Goldfinger in the Library, who at the time worked hard on the new location and the transfer of the place. Yaffa and the museum people told Gertrude Stein that they want to invest the donation in the "Israeli Art Reference Room" - that is the archive room of all Israeli artist since 1920's until today, all these blue and yellow folders include material about different Israeli artists, catalogs, newspapers, etc. - Gertrude agreed to this idea. The first part of the plan was the transfer and arranging of the new room - the second part which they are working on it now (and that's were they need most of the money), is to scan and digitize ALL this material.

Gertrude Stein is giving the money for all this project. Ms. Yaffa Goldfinger was in New York in Gertrude Stein's place on Central Park. She had the impression of a some strange about Gertrude Stein who told her about the Boris Lurie Art Foundation, told her she was Boris's lover all these years, even when her husband was alive and that she was Boris closest friend, in other words, she was like a family to him*** - many details she did not mentioned ...

I talked to Ms. Goldfinger about 20 minutes, telling her some details about the relationship they had, about the fight over the foundation, about Boris’s art and money, about your NO!art website, and the lack of trust I have in Gertrude. But the facts are facts, and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art is getting money from her. Ms. Goldfinger didn't know to say if the money comes from Gertrude Stein herself or from the foundation - but I’m sure we know the answer for that - one thing she mentioned was that the Library had few visits from Gertrude’s people, one of them was that lawyer Dr. Geo Campanovo. Another thing she mentioned, was one hard time she really got from Gertrude Stein was about the placard "Boris Lurie Art Reference Room", she had to replace it 3 times, until Gertrude was satisfied with it. |  read more

*** Comment by Dietmar Kirves: If Gertrude was Boris's closest friend why she did nothing for him in the art scene between 1966 and 2010? I remember, that she was very angry about all what we did and also about our shows at Janos Gat Gallery and Clayton Patterson's Gallery.

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BLAF exhibition activities since 2010

2017BORIS LURIE: ANTI-POP | Neues Museum, Nürnberg
LIFE AFTER DEATH | Westwood Gallery, New York
INVENTING DOWNTOWN | Grey Art Gallery, New York
2016BORIS LURIE: ADIEU AMERIQUE | camera, Torino (Italy)
BORIS LURIE NO | The Janco Dada museum, Ein Hod (Israel)
NO COMPROMISES | Jewish Museum, Berlin
DIE KUNST DES BORIS LURIE | Videodokumentation von Rudij Bergmann
2015BORIS LURIE | Galerie Odile Ouizman, Paris
UNORTHODOX | Jewish Museum, New York
2014BORIS LURIE: KZ ‒ KAMPF ‒ KUNST | NS-Dokumentationszentrum, Köln
AUF DEN SPUREN EINES AUSSENSEITERS | Rezension von Rudij Bergmann, Stuttgart
BORIS LURIE RETROSPEKTIVE | Museum Wolf Vostell, Malpartida/Spanien
PIN-UP-GIRLS IM LAGER | Rezension von Rudij Bergmann, Berlin
2013THE THREE PROPHETS | The Box, Los Angeles
BORIS LURIE THE 1940s | Studio House, New York
ART AGAINST ART: YESTERDAY AND TODAY | Zverev's Center, Moscow
BORIS LURIE THE 1924-2008 | (e)merge, Washington,DC
2012NO!art OF THE 60s - BORIS LURIE (1924-2008) | Kennedy Center, Florence
BORIS LURIE NO! | David David Gallery, Philadelphia
BORIS LURIE ART REFERENCE ROOM | Tel Aviv Museum of Art
BORIS LURIE: NO!art | Westwood Gallery, Art Southampton
BORIS LURIE: NO!art | Westwood Gallery, Art Miami
2011THE ART OF BORIS LURIE | Chelsea Art Museum, New York
BORIS LURIE: NO!art | Westwood Gallery, Art Miami
BORISLURIE: NO!art | Westwood Gallery, Art Hamptons
ONE-on-ONE | Dialog zwischen Boris Lurie und Estera Milman, New York 2000
BORIS LURIE: NO!art | Pierre Menard Gallery, Cambridge, MA
2010BORIS LURIE: NO!art | Westwood Gallery, New York

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