David Antin (1932 - ) is a New York art critic, poet, and performance artist. Antin's critical writings on Andy Warhol and Robert Morris in 1965 constituted the first substantial analyses of works by these artists. Antin's own art consisted primarily of poetry which often incorporated "found material" or appropriated language from alternate sources. In the 1960s, Antin began to perform "talk poems" which took inspiration from the environment to produce site-specific works that communicated the relationship between the artist and his audience. Antin's written books of poetry include Talking (1972), Tuning (1984), and What it Means to be Avant-Garde (1993). At The Kitchen's 1980 panel on “Television, Society, and Art,” Antin spoke on television's relationship to other reproducible art forms.
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