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of historical trivia regarding books, cats, and other animals. Actually this blog has evolved so that it is described better as a blog about cats in history and culture. And we take as a theme the advice of Aldous Huxley: If you want to be a writer, get some cats. Don't forget to see the archived articles linked at the bottom of the page.

July 27, 2017

July 27, 1954

Erwin Wurm (July 27, 1954) is an Austrian artist. His website has a section labeled biography.

Last year the artist was described as one
"....whose multidisciplinary works push representations of the body through lenses both funny and grotesque, will represent Austria at the 2017 Venice Biennale. ....
"Said Jeffrey Kastner in a January 2011 Artforum review on Wurm’s debut at Lehmann Maupin, “…the artist, like all comedians, is most effective when his clowning opens up onto larger existential questions.”

He is not above the occasional cat joke --

Erwin Wurm is somewhat like Koons, only Wurm is talented.

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