George Brecht - Chance Paintings
  Year :   1957
  Location :   USA
  Worktype :   -
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  Randomly staining bed sheets with a clearly anti-pictorial, anti-representative intent. Brecht referred to these early attempts to convert time and chance into the basis of his work as a kind of corrected abstract expressionism. In this period, which coincided with the death of Jackson Pollock, he struck up relationships with artists imparting classes at Rutgers University, in particular Allan Kaprow and Robert Watts with whom he co-signed a text (A multi-dimension project, 1957). The piece was an attempt overcome and go beyond the huge influence exerted at that time by abstract expressionism, in pursuit of a form of advanced art, radical conceptual practices and multimedia. # Brechtís closeness to John Cage, with whom he shared an interest for Oriental thinking, led him to attend the classes on Experimental Composition Cage was giving in New York.