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Robert Delford Brown, 1930-2009

Robert Delford Brown, 78, visionary performance artist and one of the original originators of the "happening" was recently found dead near his home in Wilmington, North Carolina, where he lived and worked for two years getting ready for his retrospective at the Cameron Museum. Brown spent a few years in Houston in the late 1990’s between stints in New York where he did a lot of pro bono art experiences for Young Audiences, HISD schools and other groups. Primate of the Church of Exquisite Panic, Brown specialized in organizing collaborative experiences thirty years before it was trendy. According to Brown’s Funkupagan Manifesto, "everything is art, everyone is an artist, there is no not art," but what happens now that there’s no Robert Delford Brown?

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