Jack Smith (1932–1989)

Jack Smith (born 1932, Columbus, Ohio; died 1989, New York) was an American artist, underground theatre and film actor, experimental film-maker, performer, photographer, and set designer. He saw no division between life and art, and paid little heed to artistic, moral, or legal standards. He was a strong influence on New York artists like Andy Warhol, Robert Wilson, and Richard Foreman. Although his art was only appreciated by fellow artists for many years, there has been a renewal of interest lately, and it is now included in major exhibitions and film festivals.

Artist's works in the Collection