Monday, March 9, 2009

Two Letters on Tehching Hsieh in the Times

Performance 1: Tehching Hsieh at the Museum of Modern Art. Photo courtesy of Michael.

There was a rare gem of a letter to the arts section of The New York Times over the weekend.  A gentleman wrote from Copenhagen to describe a conversation he had with Tehching Hsieh after calling him on a number he found in a New York phone book.  The artist's view on his legacy and lack of documentation: “If art good, people remember. If art bad, history clean up.”

Less of a gem was the letter from a New Yorker accusing Tehching Hsieh of "obvious mental illness."

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