- Title: FRANCE: ECCENTRIC ARTIST USES WASHING MACHINE PART TO CREATE HIS PAINTINGS.
- Date: 22nd March 1974
- Summary: 1. GV & CU Artist wrapped in cardboard carton and wearing cardboard gold crown displaying paintings (2 shots) 0.13 2. Cu PAN & CU Munster putting paint on converted washing machine tub (2) 0.29 3. GV & MV Munster painting by rolling tub on paper, stops rolling to open tub (2) 0.40 4. MV Munster putting water in and rolls. Paint runs freely (3 shots) 1.01 5. MV ZOOM TO CU Munster displays painting. Rain causes paint to run 1.15 Initials SC/1605 SC/1620 Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 6th April 1974 13:00
- Location: PARIS, FRANCE
- Country: France
- Reuters ID: LVA1V8UZOP5QZMVWFB3JAAZENEMA
- Story Text: The art world produces its fair share of eccentrics. Some find their creative zenith by wrapping buildings in cellophane or inviting the public to smash their works. In Paris this week, a strong contender for an award for eccentricity, if such things exist, has been displaying his particular style.
He is Erik Munster, a 45-year-old Dane. Brushes are out when it comes to making paintings, for Munster's masterpieces are brought into being with the assistance of a washing-machine drum. The drum is perforated, handles are added, paint smeared on the outside of the contraption and then it is rolled over a canvas. But Munster does not stop there -- he exhibits his work wearing a giant cardboard box, and a golden paper crown.
He sells his own works because he has a strong dislike for art galleries. He feels they are parasites, living of the artists' talents.
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