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Tom Helleberg

Tom Helleberg was born in Boston, got an M.F.A. from the University of Alaska, and lives in Greenpoint. He can be reached at helleberg@gmail.com.

Excerpt from Still Life with Razor

In November 1996, Toronto art student Jubal Brown vomited blueberry yogurt, blue Jell-O, and blue icing onto Piet Mondrian’s Composition in Red, White and Blue at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Under interrogation in the MoMA basement, Brown told police detectives and museum officers that his act was the second installment in a three-part protest against “oppressively trite and painfully banal art.”

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