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'The Silk Purse Procedure, Arnolfini/Spike Island, Bristol, 26 May- 8 July 2001



Never Trust an Artist
collaboration with Bob and Roberta Smith

  oil and acrylic on canvas
  63 x 43 cm
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The Silk Purse Procedure posits equivocal authorship, suspect provenance and sacrifice at the heart of the endeavour to make art.  Untitled (Never Trust An Artist), by Peter Harris (in collaboration with Bob and Roberta Smith), is a witty riposte to the value of authenticity ascribed to painting and recalls an entire history of artworks made through the destruction or erasure of any earlier work, embodied by Robert Rauschenberg’s infamous Erased de Kooning Drawing, 1953.