Art: Dictator Or Fantasy?

HE looks like something out of an early Happening. Or an Andy Warhol movie. Or one of those puckish pop art pieces of George Segal or Marisol. As a matter of fact, Henry Geldzahler can claim all that and more. He first came into public view—a quasi-somnambulant rotundity in prison stripes afloat in a rubber raft—in an Oldenburg Happening mounted in the swimming pool of a Manhattan health club. Next came instant stardom before a Warhol camera. His role: smoking a cigar for an interminable hour and a half. "I have a certain unusual...

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