Brother, Can You Spare $2 Billion?: Is Artist Peter Fend an Autodidactic Genius or a Globetrotting Gadfly?
Who is Peter Fend?
“The Buckminster Fuller of the New Wave,” art critic Alan Jones suggested in an article 20 years ago.
“The Lawrence of Arabia of the art world,” Mr. Fend’s old collaborator, the artist Richard Prince, opined in the same article.
“He’s really Tristram Shandy,” Maxwell Graham, his art dealer, told The Observer.
Last week Mr. Fend wrote an email to The Observer. “Here is what I would like to discuss,” he said. “How to translate art exhibition into material-culture and territorial proposition. From image to plan. I believe this was intended in cave art. They were showing how to throw a spear, or how to kill the buffalo, with intention of getting that job done.” Read More