Oyvind Fahlstrom | the artist

The artist Oyvind Fahlstrom
Born Dec 28 1928, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Died Nov 9 1976, Stockholm, Sweden.
Style and technique of the artist: Painting, Printmakers, Pop Art, Documenta Kassel, Venice Biennale,

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A multi-media artist, Oyvind Fahlstrom (1928-1976) produced works in film, performance, installation, sculpture, print, and painting. His influences were diverse, including the Dadaists and Surrealists, pre-Columbian manuscripts and modern Mexican art, john Cage, and underground American comic books…

"Kisses Sweeter Than Wine"

Born in 1928 in São Paulo of Scandinavian parents. In July 1939 he was sent to Stockholm, Sweden, by his parents to visit his maiden aunt and aged grandfather…

In 1961 Fahlström resettled in New York. His painting Sitting was executed in 1962 in several versions. In the second of these (1962; Stockholm, Mod. Mus.) Fahlström introduced loose forms that, with the aid of magnets, could be moved anywhere across the picture’s surface, creating what he termed his ‘variable paintings’...