She was an impoverished descendent of nobility who could be spotted picking up glass, wood, bones and other discards along the roadside. With them, she created groundbreaking artworks. A triumphant retrospective was wrecked by flooding, as seen in the above photo by Cathy McErlean-Goddard.
Photo by Peter Moore © Northwestern University
Sari Dienes crossed paths with Yoko Ono, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, John Cage and other avant-guard luminaries. Yet upon her death, her work was tossed into dumpsters. Here’s the strange tale of her surprising re-emergence, decades after her death.
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Fascinating story, Rob, and a continuation of “The Land” saga. Nicely done! Ken
Thanks as always to my one and only fan 😁