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January 17, 2008 10:50 AM   Subscribe

Darko Maver: In 1999, An artist is killed in his prison cell in Podgorica.

Early works. Writings. Culminating exhibit. His arrest. His death.

The full story, with interview(s), and explanation.
posted by klangklangston (13 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
He drank too much milk.
posted by Henry C. Mabuse at 10:54 AM on January 17, 2008


How many times has the art world fallen for hoaxes like this? This one is even worse than the paintings by chimps and elephants and three year olds that were foisted off as being by masters, and roundly praised.
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 11:01 AM on January 17, 2008


Annoyingly the artists that invented such an obvious hoax will go on to live long lives. Where's my luger...
posted by oh pollo! at 11:07 AM on January 17, 2008


What I think makes this interesting are two things: that there were hoaxes within the hoax, and that there were real exhibits after Maver's "death."
posted by klangklangston at 11:18 AM on January 17, 2008


"As expected the story spreads all over the world and provokes a heated debate collective 'Meh.'"
posted by mr_crash_davis at 11:21 AM on January 17, 2008 [1 favorite]


Was nobody tipped off by the fact that the guy's artwork and writings look and read like the cover and liner notes for a shitty goregrind album?
posted by The Straightener at 11:30 AM on January 17, 2008


What does it mean when I suspect this is yet another bogus art joke, before reading any of the attendant links?
posted by unmake at 11:43 AM on January 17, 2008


Should probably note some of those links are not safe for work.
posted by Falconetti at 12:16 PM on January 17, 2008


No Frank the Bunny?
posted by rokusan at 12:43 PM on January 17, 2008


The site URL is "4BAD" when expressed in hex.
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 12:52 PM on January 17, 2008


We all die in the dark.

Not if you die in fire.
posted by quin at 1:26 PM on January 17, 2008


How many times has the art world fallen for hoaxes like this?

Not as many times as the mass media.....
posted by lumpenprole at 1:44 PM on January 17, 2008


Not as many times as the mass media.....

True. Joey Scaggs plays with them all the time, and they continually fall for it.

Nice presentation, klang. I like good pranks. Thanks!
posted by Zack_Replica at 9:41 PM on January 17, 2008


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