The Museum of Hoaxes
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The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Bleeding Napoleon, The Art of Johann Dieter Wassmann
Check out this site dedicated to the art of Johann Dieter Wassmann, a university lecturer/sewerage engineer/artist who lived and worked in Germany from 1841-1898. It's incredibly elaborate, including his life history and samples of his work. And nowhere on the site does it suggest that the entire thing is a hoax, that Johann Dieter Wassmann never existed. You only find this out if you click on the link at the bottom of the page that says 'Next Show: Melbourne International Arts Festival, 12-25 October, 2003.' This takes you to the website of the Melbourne Festival itself where it admits that, "The Wassmann Foundation and artist Johann Dieter Wassmann are constructions created by American-born installation artist Jeff Wassmann and Australian curator/writer Kirsten Rann." Thanks to John Plutt for telling me about this site.
Categories: Art, Websites
Posted by The Curator on Thu Sep 04, 2003
Comments (1)
hoax or non hoax that is the question? I think its a hoax who makes a site for a bleeding neoplean? please comment back if hoax or non hoax? thank you!!
Posted by Alyla  in  texas  on  Fri Oct 13, 2006  at  10:08 AM
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