In 1985, 20-year-old Jim Avignon started painting and exhibiting in pubs. His ideas on art were very clear: "I'd rather sell a thousand images for one dollar, than one image for a thousand dollars." He demonstrated his commitment to this philosophy when he exhibited his work in Frankfurt in 1995: the public was allowed to take any of the 800 originals on display home for free. This exhibition was aptly named 'Get Rich With Art'. At a 1992 exhibition in Kassel, he created one painting each day only to destroy it in the evening. A documentary was made about the exhibition, called 'Destroy Art Galleries'. Jim Avignon has proven himself a prolific, provocative and highly original artist. Two of his books are: 'Popbones' (1996) and 'Busy' (with DAG, 1998).
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