Artist Sam Durant has installed a predator drone on the High Line, an attempt to make visible the United States’ secret drone bombing policies. “I was very concerned with using unmanned aircraft to essentially assassinate people,” he says. “It was seen as popular in the United States because U.S. soldiers didn’t have to go to the battlefield. But what about the casualties in the countries that were attacked by our drones? The idea was to bring this conversation home to America.”
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b. July 24, 1927 in Brooklyn, NY
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
Represented Richard Gray Gallery in Chicago and Robert Miller Gallery and Pace Wildenstein in New York
Katz is a figural Pop artist working primarily in paintings, prints, and sculptures. He was influenced by Jackson Polluck and other Abstract Expressionists. His first solo show was in 1954, an exhibition of paintings at the Roko Gallery in New York.
He received minimal fame at the age of 80, as art circles saw him as a major American painter. He was presented an honorary doctorate from Colby College in 1984.