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ID: 500031201
 
Record Type: Person
Spoerri, Daniel (Swiss sculptor, performance artist, and writer, born 1930 in Romania)

Note: Born in Romania, he fled to Switzerland after the death of his father in 1942. In 1950 he began studying dance and mime, first in Zurich, then Paris. He began producing art in Paris after 1959. He established a publishing house, MAT specializing in concrete poetry, and developed a relationship with Fluxus artists. He is most known for a series of assemblage works of everyday objects.

Names:
Spoerri, Daniel (preferred,V,index,LC)
Daniel Spoerri (V,display)
Daniel Isaac Spoerri (V)
Feinstein, Daniel (V)
Spoerri, Daniel Isaac (V)
Feinstein, Daniel Isaac (V)
Spoerri-Feinstein, Daniel Isaac (V)
Spörri, Daniel (U)

Nationalities:
Swiss (preferred)
Romanian
French

Roles:
artist (preferred)
painter
printmaker
sculptor
performance artist
writer
assemblage artist
collagist

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Galaţi (Galaţi county, Romania) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   France (Europe) (nation)
active:   Germany (Europe) (nation)
active:   Switzerland (Europe) (nation)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
collaborated with ....  Tinguely, Jean  
................................  (Swiss sculptor, 1925-1991) [500010804]
colleague of ....  Klein, Yves  
......................  (French painter, sculptor, and performance artist, 1928-1962) [500005222]
colleague of ....  Roth, Dieter  
......................  (German multimedia artist, 1930 -1998) [500023079]
member of ....  Nouveaux Réalistes  
................  (French and European group of artists, 1960-1963) [500124735]
worked with ....  Fluxus  
....................  (International group of artists, active 1960s-late 1970s) [500125040]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Spoerri, Daniel (I)

Biographies:
(Swiss sculptor, performance artist, and writer, born 1930 in Romania) ..... [VP Preferred]
(Swiss painter b.1930) ..... [GRLPSC]
(French artist, 20th cent.) ..... [WCP]
(Swiss sculptor in FRA, b.1930) ..... [BHA]
(French artist, 20th century) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(sculptor, born 1930) ..... [CL-Courtauld]
(Swiss artist, contemporary) ..... [AVERY]
(Swiss sculptor) ..... [Grove Art]
(artist, born 1930) ..... [GRL]
(artist) ..... [GRI Special Collections]
(artist, active 20th century) ..... [GRISC]

Sources and Contributors:
Daniel Isaac Spoerri ........ [CL-Courtauld, VP]
.........................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Daniel Spoerri ........ [GRISC, VP, WL-Courtauld]
..............................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
..............................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
Feinstein, Daniel ........ [GRLPSC]
....................................  Lexikon der zeitgen schweizer Künstler (1981)
Feinstein, Daniel Isaac ........ [GRL, Grove Art, VP]
...............................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
...............................................  Grove Art Online (2008-) accessed 16 May 2013
...............................................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 17 September 2003
...............................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 82000968
Spoerri, Daniel ........ [AVERY Preferred, GRISC Preferred, GRL Preferred, GRLPSC Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, VP Preferred, WCP Preferred, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
................................  Bénézit, Dictionnaire des Peintres (1976)
................................  GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (1980-) 890164
................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
................................  Grove Art Online (2008-) accessed 16 May 2013
................................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 82000968
................................  Witt Library, Authority files
Spoerri, Daniel Isaac ........ [BHA Preferred, CL-Courtauld Preferred, VP]
...........................................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
...........................................  Witt Library, Authority files
Spoerri-Feinstein, Daniel Isaac ........ [VP]
................................................................  ArtLex Art Dictionary (2002)
Spörri, Daniel ........ [GRL]
..............................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 82000968

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, CL-Courtauld, Gallery Systems, GRISC, GRL, GRLPSC, Grove Art, VP, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  ArtLex Art Dictionary (2002)
....................  Bénézit Dictionary of Artists: English Edition (2006) 13:158
....................  Bénézit, Dictionnaire des Peintres (1976)
....................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n82000968
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Gorenflo, Bildenden Künstler (1988)
....................  GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (1980-)
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Grove Art Online (2008-) accessed 16 May 2013
....................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 17 September 2003
....................  Guide to Exhibited Artists: Sculptors (1985)
....................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
....................  International Directory of Exhibiting Artists (1982-) 1983
....................  Lexikon der zeitgen schweizer Künstler (1981)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n82000968
....................  Naylor, Contemporary Artists (1989) 1989
....................  Plüss and Tavel, Künstler-Lexikon der Schweiz (1958-1967)
....................  Ville giardini, 1999 June, n.348 40
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, VP]
.......... Grove Art Online (2008-)
.......... Ville giardini, 1999 June, n.348 40
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