Artworks by Werner Hammerstingl some of my artworks since the 70's

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The difference between Art and Craft
The difference between Art and Craft

Art school is all about timing. The year I finished I remember that the debate of Art vs. Craft was still heated and divisive. I think mainly because Craftspeople thought they were getting a crummy deal. Artists were swooning around being important and “informed” whereas the “Crafties” were dismissed as “decorative or functional”. I remember [...]

This is not a pipe either..
This is not a pipe either..
Immaculate reception
Immaculate reception
The Kiss (Homage to Berlin)
The Kiss (Homage to Berlin)
Death of the accountant
Death of the accountant
Radiogram drop
Radiogram drop

From a series of works which examined destruction … unfortunately little documentation (it was mostly B/W 1/2″ video) of this body of works which included a range of irreversible destructive acts and gestures survived. The example below is of a radiogram which was playing Mozart’s “Eine kleine Nachtmusic” when it was lifted to a 4th [...]

Maximum security and the death of poets..
Maximum security and the death of poets..
In memory of Silverton
In memory of Silverton
“Classified Art”
"Classified Art"

My friend “Wooly” and I both found Marcel Duchamp a great inspiration during our journey through Art School. We decided to approach art making by way of anonymous taxonomy. Great constraint had to be used to avoid fatigue on part of the uneducated masses as they stumbled their way from one exotic art experience to [...]

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