Allan Kaprow

Allan Kaprow was an excellent artist. He used basic life materials for his arts such as: shoes, chair, electric, etc. I see most of his art are photographs of interesting things. There are different background and point of view. He received his Master degree in Columbia University. He starts with action painting which influenced his happenings.

He was an American painter, assemblagist and a pioneer in establishing the concepts of performance art. He has two theories which are “Environment” and “Happening”.  A happening was “a game, an adventure, a number of activities engaged in by participants for the sake of playing.”  A happening is one of his successful .

I like some of his arts, but it is difficult to recognize. For example the picture of a lot of people are playing, but it is black and white background. Some friends know that background was dried, and dead trees. I do not know they are dried or green. I thought that is good condition that why a lot people happy to play around.

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I like the last picture because i like to paint the cartoon picture in Disney. I wonder the picture of guy, but it has three dots in front of it. I don’t know that is mean sad or what happening. that make me feel interesting. This conversation between Belgian artist Narcisse Tordoir and the phantom of Allan Kaprow.


when i saw this picture, i thought it was weird to walk with shoes. But i think again, this is his art. Kaprow made to the boundary between art and life.


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