Gunter Brus

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Birthday
27, 1938
Birthplace
Austria
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthplace
Austria

About

Painter, performance artist, and co-founder of the controversial Viennese Actionism movement. Recipient of the Grand Austrian State Prize in 1997 and foremost figure of the NO!Art movement.

Before Fame

He was a self-taught artist who was, at one point, sentenced to a prison term for his shocking, revolutionary performance art.

Trivia

He created a controversial performance piece, "Kunst und Revolution," at the University of Vienna in which he sang the Austrian National Anthem while masturbating.

Family Life

He was born in Ardning, Styria, Austria.

Associated With

He and Orlan were both known for their controversial performance art.