Cosmo Landesman

The day I sold my destroyed piano to the Tate

The piano – and a chair I also witnessed being demolished – are the sole surviving works from the 1966 Destruction in Art Symposium

Creative destruction: Raphael Ortiz (right) and Paul Pierrot (left) destroying a piano in 1966 as part of the Destruction in Art Symposium, photographed by Tom Picton. Credit: © The Estate of Tom Picton

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