Marina Abramovic was attacked yesterday at Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, with an amateur artist smashing a painting he made of her over her head. “In a split second I saw his expression change and become violent, as he came towards me very quickly and forcefully,” Abramovic says. “Danger always happens quickly, like death itself.”
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Dr Harald Falckenberg
* Dr Harald Falckenberg is a German collector based in Hamburg, who owns about 1,700 pieces including an extraordinary room collaboration between Paul McCarthy and Jason Rhoades.
Recent projects are Christoph Schlingensief’s “Animatograph”, a giant multimedia installation that von Habsburg also collaborated on; and a large room installation by Mike Kelley. He is opening a 65,000 sq ft (6,000-7,000 sq m) space in Hamburg next year.
* From the Financial Times.