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DOOM STATEMENT 1961

I'll shoot the first person who tries to enter my fallout shelter. —A. Schmuck, Creepsville, N.J.

DOOM ... Business as usual!!!

Art for Survival? On Mad. Ave the Dead leading the hopeless. What if the bomb never goes off?? Well!! Back to the cool hard calculated drawing room conversation, cocktails, anyone? Breathe deep—I dare you, what can one do? One can end it all, just push the button! Mole! Drinkable water in cans—5 Gallons only $ 6.95. Bury deep! Go around in circles. Don't breathe. Does it go well with period furniture? i.e. Beds? Period. Dosimeter? Radiation may be dangerous.

Joke anyone? Ha Ha! How can songwriters don't write a song for bomb shelters? Or fallout? Not funny enough? The art 'Game'-Museums are carnivals dedicated to a One-Ball culture directed by and for Them. We are concerned with happenings, 'real' happenings. Art with Balls!! Not just guts! Mr. Resnikoff? If you please!!

Cool, cool, how expressionists become impressionists? Why just regress and 'Face Away' to lily ponds and geometries. All a jolly—not a whimper—just a murmur after-glow! Don't know! There are no issues if you never face them. We shall all die with our shelters on. Fallout! Cures dandruff - it's good for you!!

Let's be cheerful as the end draws near. Matisse has all the answers—dance and be gay. Do the Twist on a Ballroom in your pocket. Soldiers are to prevent wars Always! Old soldiers never die, they just Atomize. An atom war will solve Everything.

Man must face his Full Potential! NOW!

Published in: Lurie, B.; Krim, S.: NO!art, Cologne 1988

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