Michael said to me: „The best of America is a McDonald-Burger…“
And: „Nobody can say of oneself to be an „Artist“. Other people can say it.“
A ‚whimsical‘ Artist somebody told of him?
One of the most SERIOUS one I ever met in my life.
He liked to work on comission; mostly portraits when I met him in Chicago
where he took refuge for a while after he got mugged in New York.
He took me to Mr. Kovacevic, an artist-phisician (Pediatrician?), who gave us a Performance. Letting dance ‚paper-characters‘ – as he called some small cutout-papers – over a waterfilled container.
What Mr. K. showed me else…I will never speak about.
Michael took me also to a couple, where I saw a work of Dieter Roth,
a built-in-installation in the kitchen(?) of the couple’s flat.
(I met him later again in New York.
He was working in a loft of a female artist-friend.
There I did my photos)