Oleg Kulik

                                  Reservoir Dog

Kunsthaus, Zurich. March 30, 1995

This action took place on the opening day of Signs and Wonder, a large international exhibition including famous international artists (e.g. Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman, Damian Hirst, Ilya Kabakov). It also featured expressive animalistic paintings by Nico Pirosmani, a naive artist and tragic figure, hardly known in the West. Kulik was howling a t the entrance of the exhibition scaring away spectators. This unexpected appearance of another «naive artist», the dog-artist at the entrance of the «Swiss Bank of Art», was his protest against the transformation of an artist's life into material value, against art as commodity. Kulik was arrested and spent a night in prison.