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 James Lee Byars  (1932 - 1997)

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Lived/Active: New York/Michigan / Japan/Egypt      Known for: sculptor-conceptual, drawing, performance art

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Neo-Dadaist, performance and conceptual artist James Lee Byars was born April 10, 1932, in Detroit, Michigan.  He studied art and philosophy at Wayne State University, and attended the Merrill Palmer School for Human Development, both in Detroit, 1948-1956.  For a one-day thesis exhibition in 1955, Byars displayed large, spherical stones in his family's house, from which he removed all furniture, windows and doors.  In 1956, Byars rented a sod farm to exhibit his abstract f (showing 500 of 4581 characters).

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