Thursday, November 21, 2013

Goodbye Historic Clocktower Gallery, Hello Tribeca Luxury Condos: Gothamist:

The Clocktower Gallery was instrumental in shaping the burgeoning alternative arts scene in the city. Among its most memorable exhibitions: a Dennis Oppenheim installation where the artist placed a dead German shepherd on top of a legless electric organ. As rigor mortis set in, the tones would change. (The ASPCA provided the deceased dog).

Michelangelo Pistoletto's piece was shut down by the Board of Health because he used bones that had not been properly cleaned.

One Easter, a chocolate-covered Charlotte Moorman played a chocolate-covered cello. And then there's Gordon Matta-Clark's "Clock Shower" performance, where the artist soaped up and showered while hanging off the face of the clock.