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Belgian artist, writer, photographer, and film-maker, born in Brussels. He later lived and worked in Düsseldorf and London, and died in Cologne. In his early career, he worked mainly in the literary world as a poet, journalist, lecturer, and bookseller. He contributed to the Surrealist journal Fantomas and for a short period was a member of the Belgian Communist Party. He was one of the few to be honoured as a ‘living art work’ without qualification and without payment by Piero *Manzoni.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)