Vito Acconci, Radical Performance Art Icon, Dead At 77

Vito Acconci, the provocative performance artist who used his body to explore themes of voyeurism, sexuality, narcissism and identity, has died at 77 years old. The cause of death was a stroke, according to art dealer Kenny Schachter.

A radical pioneer who’s still known to many as the man who masturbated beneath floorboards as part of a gallery performance, Acconci was born in the Bronx in 1940. His father was a bathrobe manufacturer and his mother worked in a public school...


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