Introduction
James Lee Byars (born April 10, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan – died May 23, 1997 in Cairo, Egypt) was an American conceptual artist and performance artist specializing in installations and sculptures, as well as a self-considered mystic. He was best known for his use of personal esoteric motifs, and his creative persona that has been described as 'half dandified trickster and half minimalist seer'.Byars' notable performance works include The Death of James Lee Byars and The Perfect Smile, and in terms of multiple sculptures, the many letters he wrote that were composed as decorated sculptures.
Wikidata
Q882861
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Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Conceptual Artist, Installation Artist, Performance Artist, Sculptor
Names
James Lee Byars, James Lee Byers
Ulan
500089748
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