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Marina Abramovic On Shia Labeouf’s Performance Art

Marina Abramovic On Shia Labeouf’s Performance Art

Yesterday, as Shia Labeouf was wrapping his second day of sitting, staring, and crying at a Los Angeles art gallery, Marina Abramovic — who famously sat in situ with visitors for days on end, tears streaming down her face, for her 2010 MoMA performance The Artist Is Present — was arriving at Bam for the world premiere of Matthew Barney and Jonathan Bepler's new film, The River of Fundament. Since Labeouf’s #Imsorry borrows heavily from Abramovic’s work — worth noting, given that it's supposedly Labeouf's apology for a string of plagiarism — we were curious to hear the artist’s reaction. “First of all, I can’t think that this is directly related to me," she told Vulture. "He has a paper bag on his head, is that right?” Yes. “I’m very happy people are inspired by [my] work, but this is not the same work. I don’t see it as

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