Roland Luchinger, “Action Sculpture” (1980) / thieves  This outdoor sculpture was meant to turn “the aggression of the public” into a participatory artistic act: a sheet-iron column with four hammers attached to the base with rope, the work invited viewers to physically intervene, smashing the exterior layers around a interior steel cylinder. While a few initial visitors complied, the hammers were promptly stolen. No arrests were made.

Roland Luchinger, “Action Sculpture” (1980) / thieves

This outdoor sculpture was meant to turn “the aggression of the public” into a participatory artistic act: a sheet-iron column with four hammers attached to the base with rope, the work invited viewers to physically intervene, smashing the exterior layers around a interior steel cylinder. While a few initial visitors complied, the hammers were promptly stolen. No arrests were made.

Christopher Schreck