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by Ginny Lloyd (Goodreads Author)
A book of answers to a questionaire sent out to artists that asks "Have you ever done anything illegal to survive as an artist?", amongst other things.
Published January 1st 1983 by Verlag Kretschmer & Großmann
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Blitzkunst, though 20 years old, is still as relevant and fresh as it was when it was published. An unusual assortment of artists were interviewed by Ginny Lloyd with her questionnaire included in the book, allowing us a look at the artists’ personalities in the manner in which they responded to the format and questions. The answers alone are a compilation of art in of itself. That coupled with the photos printed on paper using a brushed emulsion effect to give the sense of instantaneous-ness ma ...more
Writing a review of this bk opens a can of worms larger than the corpse they feed on. 54 artists were photographed by Ginny Lloyd & given questionnaires to answer. One question is: "Have you ever done anything illegal to survive as an artist?" I'm interested in the question since I'm a proponent of CRIMINAL SANITY & I'm interested in the responses of these people in particular since they're mostly (or entirely) people who were extremely active in the 'mail art' of the 1970s & '80s &a ...more