An original history of nonconsensual collaboration between artists, from Francis Picabia to Maurizio Cattelan
From cannibalistic acts of modification or alteration of another’s work to the hijacking of authorship through the addition of a signature, to occasions when the identities of artists or their creations are confused, this innovative history traces acts of artistic modification from Dada to the present.
Whether examining a drawing by Pablo Picasso signed as Henri Matisse, or a coffee table executed by Martin Kippenberger using a painting by Gerhard Richter as its surface, Bad Manners raises questions about the nature of artistic authorship, standards of collegial etiquette, plagiarism and ownership.
Bad Manners is thoroughly and unmistakably an endeavor by British art provocateur Jake Chapman, and features a conversation between the artist and curator Yuval Etgar.
Artists include: Jean (Hans) Arp, Enrico Baj, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Paul Cezanne, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Marcel Duchamp, Wade Guyton, Richard Hamilton, David Hammons, Keith Haring, Georg Herold, Martin Kippenberger, Sherrie Levine, René Magritte, Man Ray, Édouard Manet, Francis Picabia, Pablo Picasso, Richard Prince, Robert Rauschenberg, Cindy Sherman, Jean Tinguely and Francesco Vezzoli.