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BY THE BORIS LURIE ART FOUNDATION [BLAF], NEW YORK

INITIATED BY GERTRUDE STEIN, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

see how worldmarket-investment art deals with the NO!art movement
since Boris Lurie died on January 7, 2008

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 first linkNO!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 linkNO!art movement. ATTENTION! Artists: Be careful in your end. The dealer will sit at your bed and will change your testament, because best artist is a dead artist for them.

Please send support and comments to linkcontact@no-art.info
see linkNO!art ANTHOLOGY, compiled by Boris Lurie and Dietmar Kirves, Cologne 1988
see linkNO!art STATEMENTS
CLICK ON TITLE TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS TIL NOW
linkABOUT GERTRUDE STEIN
linkQUESTION
linkGALLERY GERTRUDE STEIN
linkBLAF ESTABLISHED on 08/11/2009
linkCO-DIRECTORS
linkBLAF WEBSITE on 08/12/2009
linkARTIST LIMITATIONS
linkGRANTS
linkCOPIES FROM NO!art SITE
linkNO!ART TRADEMARK
linkNO!ART LOGO
linkDOMAIN INFRINGEMENT
linkBLAF LAWYERS
linkRESPONSE BY KIRVES
linkPROTEST PRESS
linkCOMMENTS
linkPROTEST POSTCARDS
linkPROTEST PERFORMANCE
linkNEW BLAF ACTIVITIES
linkPOP ART SPONSORING
linkPETITION
linkPETITION SIGNED

ABOUT GERTRUDE STEIN: Ms Stein received her B.S. from the City University of New York where she majored in Art and Literature. She has also studied at the linkArt Students League, the New York School of Social Work and the New School for Social Research.
Ms Stein is the Founder of the linkGallery 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.
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. see linkBLAF info

QUESTION: She 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 movement?

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GALLERY: GERTRUDE STEIN

GALLERY: GERTRUDE STEIN | homepage | click & view

ARTISTS IN THE 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 on August 11, 2009

The Directors: Gertrude Stein | William Pepper [1] | Geo Campanovo [2] | Peter Sprenger [3]

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)

[1]  Dr WILLIAM PEPPER 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.
[2]  Dr GEO CAMPANOVOwas 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.
[3]  Dr PETER SPRENGERlives 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.

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BORIS LURIE ART FOUNDATION ONLINE SINCE AUGUST 12, 2009

Boris Lurie Art Foundation-Homepage
BORIS LURIE ART FOUNDATION [BLAF] - INDEX PAGE
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GERTRUDE STEIN MINIMIZE THE NO!art MOVEMENT TO FOLLOWING ARTISTS

FOUNDERS: LURIE + FISHER + GOODMAN
GROUP: ARMENTO + ARONOVICI + BAJ + BROWN + D'ARCANGELO
FERRO/ERRO + GILLESPIE + GILMAN + KAPROW + KUSAMA + LEBEL
LONG + STUART + TAMBELLINI + VOSTELL + WAITZKIN

ANNOTATION BY NO!art HEADQUARTERS: Max Liljefors asked Boris Lurie in an interview in 2003: "Which NO!artists do you think should receive more attention today?"
Boris Lurie answered to him: "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: 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; Paulo 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 linkMax Liljefors: Boris Lurie and NO!art, published in: www.heterogenesis.com, Tidskrift för visuell konst, nr. 44, July 2003, Lund (Sweden)

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GRANTS BY THE BORIS LURIE ART FOUNDATION

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.
TheGrant Application Process. (http://borislurieart.org/Grant_Applications.html) linksee reprint

QUESTION: Where are the artists who get a grant up to $ 25,000?
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SELECTED TEXT COPIES BY BLAF FROM NO!art WEBSITES
WITHOUT ASKING AND WITHOUT PAYING FOR OUR WORK

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.

"Bull by the Horns" – Harold Rosenberg (1974)
Copy linkhttp://borislurieart.org/node/52
Original linkhttp://text.no-art.info/en/rosenberg_bull.html
"Doom Show Statement" – Stanley Fisher (1961)
Copy linkhttp://borislurieart.org/node/44
Original linkhttp://text.no-art.info/en/fisher_doom.html
"Introduction Italian Shows" – Thomas B. Hess (1962)
Copy linkhttp://borislurieart.org/node/48
Original linkhttp://text.no-art.info/en/hess_introduction.html
"Introduction to SAM GOODMAN 'NO-sculptures'" – Boris Lurie (1964)
Copy linkhttp://borislurieart.org/noart/lurie_on_goodman
Original linkhttp://text.no-art.info/en/lurie_no_sculpt.html
"Introduction to the NO-sculptures show" – Thomas B. Hess (1962)
Copy linkhttp://borislurieart.org/node/49
Original linkhttp://text.no-art.info/en/hess_introduction.html
"Involvement Show Statement" – Stanley Fisher (1961)
Copy linkhttp://borislurieart.org/node/45
Original linkhttp://text.no-art.info/en/fisher_doom.html
"Merde, Alors!" – Dore Ashton (1969)
Copy linkhttp://borislurieart.org/node/42
Original linkhttp://text.no-art.info/en/ashton_merde-alors.html
"NO is an Involvement" – Michelle Stuart (1961)
Copy linkhttp://borislurieart.org/node/53
Original linkhttp://text.no-art.info/en/stuart_no.html
"NO show at Gertrude Stein gallery" – Seymour Krim (1963)
Copy linkhttp://borislurieart.org/Boris_Lurie/krim1
Original linkhttp://text.no-art.info/en/krim_no-show-stein.html
"NO!art in Retrospect — The Dark Ages are back!" – Jean-Jacques Lebel (1995)
Copy linkhttp://borislurieart.org/node/50
Original linkhttp://text.no-art.info/en/lebel_no-art-retro.html
"Spasm" – Stanley Fisher (1959)
Copy linkhttp://borislurieart.org/node/46
Original linkhttp://text.no-art.info/en/fisher_spasm.html
"Vulgar Show Statement" – Stanley Fisher (1960)
Copy linkhttp://borislurieart.org/node/47
Original linkhttp://text.no-art.info/en/fisher_vulgar.html
"YES & NO: thoughts to the issues of the past" – Lil Picard (1970)
Copy linkhttp://borislurieart.org/node/51
Original linkhttp://text.no-art.info/en/picard_yes-no.html
"About Boris Lurie" – Gertrude Stein (1963)
Copy linkhttp://borislurieart.org/node/39
Original linkhttp://text.no-art.info/en/stein_lurie.html

USEFUL FOR COMPARISON:
linkhttp://borislurieart.org/taxonomy/term/4   versus linkhttp://text.no-art.info/en/_authors.html
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NO!ART AS TRADEMARK BY BLAF

NOTE: 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 linkhttp://www.trademarkia.com/noart-85060394.html
see linkANN 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). | linkread more

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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 linkhttp://retro.no-art.info/2004/register-en.html#2004en-newsletters. Since March 2004 I used this sign on my NO!art mailhead for linknewsletters 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 linkNO!art anthology, which came to light 1988 at Edition Hundertmark in Cologne.

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DOMAIN NAME INFRINGEMENT at <no-art.info>
Lawsuit by Lawyer Anthony Williams | New York | February 24, 2011

linkOriginal 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,
linkAnthony 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

linkcatherine.warwick@dlapiper.com | linkwww.dlapiper.com

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ABOUT GERTRUDE STEIN'S LAWYERS: DLA Piper became one of the largest legal service lawyers icon & locations | viewproviders in the world in 2005 through a merger of unprecedented scope in the legal sector. While large in scale, the merger strategy was simple – to create a global law firm capable of taking care of the most important legal needs of clients wherever they do business. We wanted our clients to rely on receiving the right service for their particular matter, whether requiring seamless coordination across multiple jurisdictions or delivery in a single location.

DLA PIPER LEADERSHP
Frank Burch | ABOUTLee Miller | ABOUTNigel Knowles | ABOUT
FRANK BURCH & LEE MILLER & NIGEL KNOWLES

Building strong and substantial client relationships was and remains the compass for DLA Piper's business strategy and future development. With Frank Burch as Chairman of our Global Board, DLA Piper today has 3,500 lawyers in offices throughout Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. We represent more clients in a broader range of geographies and practice disciplines than virtually any other law firm in the world. Our client commitment is also our brand – everything matters when it comes to the way we serve and interact with our clients. If it matters to them, it matters to us.
DLA Piper was built to serve clients wherever in the world they do business - quickly, efficiently and with genuine knowledge of both local and international considerations.  But while markets around the world are internationalizing, this doesn’t mean they are  becoming the same. We remain committed, as always, to the local markets that are  the building blocks of international business. | read more linkhttp://www.dlapiper.com/global/about/firm_leadership/

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RESPONSE BY DIETMAR KIRVES

From: "NO!art headquarters" <contact@no-art.info>
To: "Warwick, Catherine" <Catherine.Warwick@dlapiper.com>
Cc: "Gertrude Stein" <gsteinny@aol.com>
Subject: 110225_infringement_at_no-art-info
Date: Saturday, February 26, 2011 02:09

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
Dietmar Kirves

DOCUMENT: NO!art WEBSITE SINCE 1999

NO!art website site since November 5, 1999 | see registration document
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PROTEST IN THE PRESS

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

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, Since 1933

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

TheVillager has run a couple of articles on Boris Lurie and his NO!art movement (see linkwww.thevillager.com/villager_248/borislurie and linkwww.thevillager.com/villager_248/borislurie). 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.
Inthe 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.
Idid 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 linkThe 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).
Dietmarworked 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).
Dietmarhas 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 (linkhttp://www.no-art.info/_statistics/2010_hits-en.html), 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.
Whywould 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 (linkARTnews, April 2010).
Steinset 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 (linkDr. Peter Sprenger, a politician); one in Switzerland (linkDr. Geo Campanovo, another politician); one who jumps back and forth between London and New York City (linkDr. Pepper, a lawyer); and Gertrude Stein in New York. There are no artists — or anyone connected to the NO!art movement — on the foundation.
Itis 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.
Doesthis 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
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 linkone-man art show 1998. The show included a video documentary of Lurie by Patterson. (The sign behind means "Buchenwald Memorial, Youth Community Center")

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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 linkNO!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 link"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 linkNO!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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POSTCARD PROTEST ACTION BY DOMINIK STAHLBERG

NO postcard
Print the template | linkfrontside & linkbackside | and send protestcards to the manipulators
with your comment. Visual cards are better than digital mails.
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PROTEST PERFORMANCE BY KOMMISSAR HJULER AND MAMA BAER

Kommissar Hjuler: Gertrude Stein let it be | Performance London 2011
CLICK ON IMAGE TO SEE VIDEO

A!statement: "GERTRUDE STEIN, LASS ES SEIN" [Gertrude Stein, let it be] | The Boris Lurie Art Foundation has put a trade mark right on the term NO!art, a fact that never will be the will of Boris Lurie. Now the leaders of the NO!art headquarters Dietmar Kirves and Clayton Patterson are in conflict with the Boris Lurie Art Foundation. | Performance | Cafe OTO  |  London  |  April 15, 2011 | linkINFO KOMMISSAR HJULER

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NEW BLAF ACTIVITIES

BORIS LURIE | NO!art of the 1960's
at
ROBERT F. KENNEDY CENTER FOR JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS
Spazio SUC, at 1° Floor | Piazza delle Murate | Florence - Italy
June, 8 - July 31, 2012 | Opening: Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 5 pm
Boris Lurie catalog, Florence 2012

PREFACE: More then 50 years ago, Boris Lurie had his inaugural show in Milan at the Arturo Schwarz gallery. That show was condemned, praised, reviewed, discussed and made an imprint for the avant-garde anti-establishment movement. Upon his return to the United States, the Doom show was presented at the March Gallery, on East 10th Street, in the young artists neighborhood, predating the NO!art movement, which I took to uptown Manhattan to the established artist section. It was a black basement gallery and we had the now famous NO SHOW, with our mission statement which fought for an end to genocide, prejudice, art related cabals, consumerism, artist repression and other points of contention with the establishment. Boris was a victim of the holocaust, having been imprisoned for 4 years with his father, while his sister, mother and grandmother were executed amid the 1941 massacre at Rumbula, a seaside district near Riga, Latvia. In steadfast opposition to injustices, great and small, such as these, the Boris Lurie Art Foundation is dedicated.

catalog | 28 x 21,5 cm | 60 pages
with 31 color images and text

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 the one in Moscow, Russia was the show he unquesdonably would have most appreciated.

Please remember that, though some of these works are a half century old, they are just as current to a new generation.

Gertrude Stein
BorisLurieArtFoundation.org
Director

COMMENT BY A VISITOR: Now you can forget all your old ideas. What a linkshow, 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. Campanovo 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 linkPaolo 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! And the curator said that this is the first show of works by Boris Lurie in Europe. (linksee what we did in the past.) — 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! | linksee more

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BORIS LURIE ART FOUNDATION SPONSORED POP ART

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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 associates 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 theU.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.

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PETITION SIGNED BY

linkAMEEN, Taji, New York Artist and Writer
linkBARATELLA, Paolo, Milan/Italy – Artist and Professor
linkBARTHOLOMÄUS, Christoph, Berlin – University of Applied Sciences Potsdam
linkBRUNET, Ronaldo, New York – Artist, did cover design of NO!art anthology
linkCAMPER, Fred, Chicago – Artist, Writer and Lecturer
linkCHORBADZHIEV, Krum, Berlin/Sofia NO!art involved artist
linkCOCHISE [Quilles, Jones], New York – Human Being and Nomade
linkFABRICIUS, Klaus, Stuttgart/Germany – NO!art involved artist
linkFEAST, Jim, New York – Writer, The Unbearables
linkFLEMING, Jim, Brooklyn – Publisher Autonomedia
linkFRANKE, Martin, Unna/Germany – Designer
linkGOLDMAN, Amikam, Tel Aviv – Film Producer of NO!art Man Boris Lurie
linkHERMAN, Jan, New York – Writer, Arts Journal
linkHJULER, Detlev, Flensburg/Germany – NO!art involved Artist
linkKATZ, David, New York – Writer, London Jewish Journal
linkKATZ, Jade, New York – Artist and Webdesign
linkKAUFMAN, Alan, San Francisco – Author, Dean of Free University of San Francisco
linkKIRVES, Dietmar, Berlin – Artist, Friend of Boris Lurie, NO!art headquarters east
linkKIRVES, Martin, Basel – Doctor of Art History, Lecture at University Basel
linkKUZMINSKY, Konstantin K., Hancock, NJ – NO!art involved Artist
linkLEBEL, Jean-Jaques, Paris – Artist , Friend of Boris Lurie since the 60s
linkLILJEFORS, Max – Ph. D. at Dpt. of Art History and Musicology Lund University
linkLITZKY, Tsaurah, New York – Writer, Synaesthesia Press, Los Angeles
linkLURIE, Boris, Afterlife/Heavenlies – Artist, NO!art co-founder
linkMASTRANGELO, Enzo, Sapri/Italy – NO!art involved Artist
linkPATTERSON, Clayton, New York – Friend of Boris Lurie, NO!art headquarters west
linkPINCHEVSKY, Leonid, New York – NO!art involved Artist
linkRAMSAUER, Birgit, Berlin – NO!art involved Artist
linkROGAKOS, Megakles, Athens/Greece – Curator at Tate Gallery London
linkRUMOLD, Rainer, Evanston, IL – Professor at Northwestern University
linkSALMON, Naomi T., Weimar/Germany – Lecturer at Bauhaus University
linkSCHMERLER, Sarah, Brooklyn – Teacher at New School Manhattan
linkSTAHLBERG, Dominik, Carrara/Italy – NO!art involved Artist
linkSTUART, Michelle, New York – Artist at March Gallery in the 60s
linkTOCHE, Jean, Staten Island – NO!art involved Artist
linkWOLF, Mathilda, Berlin – NO!art involved Artist and Friend of Boris Lurie
linkWOOD, Harriet, Marshfield/VT – NO!art involved Artist and Friend of Boris Lurie
linkWOYTASIK, Natalia E., Sapri/Italy – NO!art involved Artist

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