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Author: Main Author: Beirne, Bill - United States 1941
Title: A pedestrian blockade
Digital Record: St. Louis, Missouri: Washington University in St. Louis, University Libraries

2008, Washington University in St. Louis, University Libraries. Data are freely accessible.

Print source:
New York, The Collation Center, 1977.
New York, Distributed by Wittenborn Art Books, Inc., 1977.
Subject terms:
Artist Keywords:
Sam Fox Keywords: Performance / actions
Library Keywords: Beirne, Bill, 1941-
Library Keywords: Artists' books -- New York (State)
Library Keywords: Pedestrians -- In art
Notes: Title Description - 'A Pedestrian Blockade' was performed on March 11, 1972 by Carolyn Haas, Linda Meskof, and Paul Stitelman at the intersection of 57th Street and Madison Avenue in New York City from 4:45 to 4:50. The work is representative of several street performances Bill Beirne has executed since 1970 and exemplifies his concern with the direct interaction of art and its audience outside the usual art context. In this particular work, the performers appear first to be one with the pedestrians but by maintaining the same position for five minutes their activity - which is aesthetically based - begins to distinguish itself from the routine activity of the pedestrians. 29 June 2009 (