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Boris Lurie was a young man in Nazi Germany. He survived four years in a number of concentration camps, and saw his mother, sister and grandmother murdered. He knew death and survival.

And this retrospective of his early works, drawings, photomontage and sculpture created after WWII, shows his commitment to thought and to integrity.

Born in Leningrad and persecuted by the Nazis in the Second World War Lurie moved to New York in 1946. But with no armies to round people up for extermination he feared only the threat of failure. He quickly rebelled against what he saw as the hypocrisy of the art scene.

Lurie co-founded the No!art movement in 1959 with artists Sam Goodman and Stanley Fisher, a reaction to the commercialism of Pop Art and Abstract Expressionism.

The Divine Mistake: An Autobiography
By Theresa Byrnes
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November 6, 1999 - The Daily Telegraph - Wired For Life by Pamela Wilson

January 2, 2000 - The Sun Herald - Divine Inspiration by Matt Condon

January 24, 2000 - Who Magazine - Review by Louisa Ermelino

March 2000 - Australian Book Review - Review by Nita Kambouris


This story appeared in Big Night Out 3:

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Published by Penguin Books 2002


Theresa Byrnes
a monograph
published by Charta books
OUT 2011

Memoir in progress (covering 2000-2009)

literary agent:
Fiona Inglis
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Reviews by Theresa Byrnes

London Daily Mirror
Joyce Pensato’s Batman Returns

“. . the dark and powerful soul of what we deem innocent, haunts.”

London Daily Mirror
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

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Lynda Benglis

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Helen Frankenthaler

“Her . . painting shimmers like it is listening.”

London Daily Mirror
Ghada Amer

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Boris Lurie

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