Though not calling themselves artists these people nevertheless created great art. Look them up:
John B Calhoun 1958 ff The Behavioural Sink
Stanley Milgram 1961 The Milgram Experiment
Philip G Zimbardo 1971 Stanford Prison
Irving Janis 1972 Groupthink
“Art is a thug lying in wait, it delivers difficult and painful truths” Simon Schama (The Power of Art 2006)
On the evening of April 6th 2011 the Zapotek Quinquennial came to fruition when 23 artists across the world each secretly destroyed one of their works in a blaze of unpublicized glory. Idiosynchronism had come of age and was immediately disbanded.
“He who controls the present, controls the past. He who controls the past, controls the future.” George Orwell 1949
Our society is repeating the same mistakes of the past but in glitzy new disguises seductively packaged as fighting for freedom, democracy and truth.
Our rush to embrace new technologies and wasteful showy lifestyles is little more than yet another happy headlong dive into yet another, but perhaps far more lethal, form of totalitarianism. Viva Zapotek!” E. Zapotek 2009
“Art can only be created by the rich” The Divine Mother Hubbard 2006