Hans Christoph Haacke
Hans Christoph Haacke is active/lives in New York / Germany. Hans Haacke is known for conceptual, calligraphy, graphics.
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Biography Hans Christoph Haacke
Hans Haacke is a sculptor and conceptual artist born in 1936 in
Cologne, Germany, who now lives and works in New York City.
Haacke was educated at the Staatl Werkakademie in Germany, 1956-60,
Atelier 17, and the Tyler School of Art, Temple University,
Philadelphia, 1961-62 on a Fulbright Fellowship. He became an
instructor at Cooper Union in New York.
His highly political art
has taken many forms over the years. In one work, he traced ownership
of a particular painting to catalogue the rise in value of the work of
art and bring into question the motives and function of buying
art. He was outspoken about his beliefs that museums and
galleries were often used by the wealthy to seduce public opinion.
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