The Medium Is the Message

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“Hoping this will aid in concealing your Sunday affliction,” read a card attached to the beige garment. “With the compliments of Clyfford Still.”

In 1952, disgruntled abstract expressionist Clyfford Still sent art critic Emily Genauer a pair of rubber underpants in response to her criticism of his work. The question is, did he sign them? Read more from Carey Dunne at Hyperallergic.


David lives in central Ohio and works for a sports newspaper. He is a regular contributor to Nervous Breakdown and Andrei Codrescu's Exquisite Corpse. More from this author →