1987-2013 Institutional Smell - Francis Palazzolo

The "Institutional Gold" article in Hype Magazine Vol. VII, includes my photo of Byars's "Sniffing Cultural Institutions" performance which I documented in 1987. His performance served as inspiration for my "Institutional Smell" series. So, as the interview suggests, my later work is literally a response to his call.

For Such A Beautiful Place It's A Stinking Mess. Feces on canvas sealed with clear acrylic, 24" x 36," 1992.

WhiteShitHouse #17. Human shit on canvas sealed with clear acrylic, 24" x 36," 1992.


Lower Eastside Anti-Helms Variety Show. Brochure Front Cover, 6" x 12,"  1990. The above film "Capitol-Shit was shot at this event

Lower Eastside Anti-Helms Variety Show. Brochure Front Cover, 6" x 12," 1990. The film below "Capitol-Shit" was performed and video-taped at this event. White Shit House. Color 5 min 30 1989. / Capitol Shit. Color 3 min. 1990.





Political Shit! Feces on canvas, 30" x 24", 1990.

Political Shit! Feces on canvas, 30" x 24", 1990.

Bullshit Stories in Bullshit. Actual bull shit on paper, 20" x 30," 2006.

Bullshit Justice. Actual bull shit on paper, 20" x 30," 2006.

Michael 'Smelly' Jackson, 'Ain't No Rules It's Up To You.' Actual bull shit on canvas, 48" x 72," 2006.

Still from making "Michael 'Smelly' Jackson, Ain't No Rules It's Up To You" at Exit Art, NYC, 2006. The film, "King of Plop," documents the daily performances which faced 10th Avenue during the "Studio Visit" Exhibit.

Still from live performance, the making of "Above the Law?" Oil on linen, 48" x 72," 2006.

Still from "King of Plop," window installation at Exit Art on 9th Avenue NYC during the "Studio Visit" Exhibit. 

Except #1 from "King of Plop," making of "Michael 'Smelly' Jackson, 'Ain't No Rules It's Up To You.'"

Excerpt #2 from "King of Plop," a lesson in mastering bullshit, filmed at the HAI Gallery in Queens NYC. 

Exhibition Review: "Studio Visit," AP photo, Voguegirl, No. 48, February, p.48, 2006.
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