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Bleeding Napoleon, The Art of Johann Dieter Wassmann
Check out this site dedicated to the art of Johann Dieter Wassmann, a university lecturer/sewerage engineer/artist who lived and worked in Germany from 1841-1898. It's incredibly elaborate, including his life history and samples of his work. And nowhere on the site does it suggest that the entire thing is a hoax, that Johann Dieter Wassmann never existed. You only find this out if you click on the link at the bottom of the page that says 'Next Show: Melbourne International Arts Festival, 12-25 October, 2003.' This takes you to the website of the Melbourne Festival itself where it admits that, "The Wassmann Foundation and artist Johann Dieter Wassmann are constructions created by American-born installation artist Jeff Wassmann and Australian curator/writer Kirsten Rann." Thanks to John Plutt for telling me about this site.
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Posted by The Curator on Thu Sep 04, 2003


hoax or non hoax that is the question? I think its a hoax who makes a site for a bleeding neoplean? please comment back if hoax or non hoax? thank you!!
Posted by Alyla  in  texas  on  Fri Oct 13, 2006  at  10:08 AM
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