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Cursed by Allah
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Fake Fish Photos
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
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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