In 1961, filmmaker Gene Bernofsky and artist Clark Richert, art students from the University of Kansas, developed an art concept they called Drop Art or "droppings". The University of Kansas (often referred to as KU or just Kansas) is a public research university with campuses located in Lawrence, Kansas City Informed by the "happenings" of Allan Kaprow and the impromptu performances a few years earlier of John Cage, Robert Rauschenberg and Buckminster Fuller at Black Mountain College, Drop Art began when Richert and Bernofsky started painting rocks and dropping them from a loft roof onto the sidewalk of Lawrence Kansas's main drag — watching the reactions of passersby. A happening is a performance event or situation meant to be considered as Art. Allan Kaprow ( August 23, 1927 &ndash April 5, 2006) was an American painter assemblagist and a pioneer in establishing the concepts WikipediaWikiProject Composers#Lead section --> John Milton Cage Jr Richard Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller ( July 12, 1895 &ndash July 1, 1983) was an American Architect, Author Black Mountain College, founded in 1933 near Asheville North Carolina, was known as one of the leading progressive schools in the United States Early Drop Art included such pieces as Egg Drop and Pendulum (pictured) .
Drop Art eventually led to the creation of Drop City, an experimental artist's community founded in 1965 near Trinidad, Colorado. Drop City was an artists' community that formed in southern Colorado in 1965 The intention was to create a live-in work of Drop Art.
Is this a Dropping?, by Drop Artists, 1962, Mexico City
Pendulum , by Drop Artists, 1962, (recreation) Lawrence Kansas
Pythagorean Tree, by Drop Artists, 1967, acrylic on panel, 48" diam.
The Ultimate Painting, by Drop Artists, 1966, acrylic on panel, 60"x60"
Drop City, 1967
Egg Drop, by Drop Artists, 1962, (recreation) Lawrence Kansas