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Today, as contemporary art continues to permeate pop culture, there are art stars – that is, the talents that capture the attention of art professionals, and then there are the superstars – the handful of personalities who have broken through to legitimate fame, earning a place in the minds of the general public.

If you ask me, the most attractive of all these titans is Marina Abramovic. the high priestess of performance art whose unforgettable work delves into the eternal and profound themes of life and death, whose impact on art history is enormous and undeniable, but who does not is nevertheless in person only a charming, brilliant, hilarious and lively human being.

Given his biography, this might not be what you expect. The child of two emotionally Cold War-era Belgrade parents, she developed a particularly arduous strain of performance art and fought an uphill battle for most of her astounding five-decade career in a world of art that provided virtually no support – institutional or financial – for its chosen medium of performance. Her closest artistic collaborator, her longtime lover Ulay, spectacularly betrayed her in a way that went down in art history and then, after their reconciliation years later, sued her. in justice.

But despite all that, when success came, like his 1997 Golden Lion win at the Venice Biennale and then his 2010 blockbuster survey at MoMA, what was most palpable was his immense pleasure for his career and his achievements. Today, this quarry is about to be examined again in an exhibition of works at Sean Kelly Gallery At New York.

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