|M E M O
N O ! a r t
LURIE'S LAST WILL
|Boris Lurie in his apartement at 66 Str. on April 3rd, 2005
Photo: Clayton Patterson
PLOT:This is a documentation of Boris Lurie's Last Will when he was with full consciousness [12/28/2005]. He gave this Last Will to us for founding the "Stuetzpunkt Stiftung" [1/27/2005]. After this manifestation his health go down and his friends brought him to the hospital [Jan 2005]. From then on Gertrude Stein [named Hospital Cerberus] changed Boris' Last will during 3 year permanent visits there. Boris Lurie died on January 9, 2008.
Boris Lurie's Last Will
Dated: December 28, 2005
880 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
NEW YORK COUNTY
08 FEB 19 PM 3:50
I, BORIS LURIE, residing at 48 East 66th Street, in the City, County and State of New York, do hereby make, publish and declare this to be my Last Will & Testament, and do hereby revoke any and all Wills, Codicils and other testamentary dispositions heretofore made by me.
FIRST: I direct my executors, hereinafter named, to pay all of my just debts, funeral and administrative expenses and estate taxes from my residuary estate.
SECOND: I give the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, whether real, personal or mixed and wherever situate including my literary works and works of art (both finished and unfinished) to "Stuetzpunkt Stiftung," a foundation incorporated under the laws of Liechtenstein, c/o Dr. Geo Camponovo, Corso San Gottardo 32, 6830 Chiasso, Switzerland. From the funds herein bequeathed to said Foundation, and to the extent permitted by the laws governing the said Foundation, the directors thereof shall remit a monthly payment in an amount to be determined in their sole discretion, but not to exceed $400 per month, to ELIZABETH GOODMAN, the widow of my late friend, Samuel Goodman, residing at 81 Perry Street, New York, New York as long as she shall live, it being my intention that she shall receive $400 per month whenever possible. Pending the final distribution and winding up of my estate, my executors are hereby requested to remit said payments until the Foundation is operative, provided that sufficient funds are available for such purpose.
THIRD: In the event that the aforesaid Foundation, Stuetzpunkt Stiftung, is not operative and is not in receipt of at least some funds and/or properties from my New York executors within one (1) year of the qualification of my executors, I give the rest, residue and remainder of my estate to those individuals and/or organizations (but excluding all of the major Jewish charitable or mainstream political organizations) who or which, in the sole discretion of my executors, exclusively and only grant assistance of aiiy kind to Jewish settlers in Judea, Samaria and Gaza, if resettled, provided, however, that such assistance shall be extended to settlements established solely for religious or nationalistic purposes and not those established by settlers for economic gain or tax advantage, If no individuals or organizations can be found to satisfactorily fulfill the conditions of this paragraph during the one-year period immediately following the one-year period hereinabove referred to, my executors are authorized to distribute my residuary estate directly to such new settlements as have been founded before or after my dealh or are then under consideration to be founded, and in such amounts and proportions as in their sole discretion they deem appropriate.
FOURTH: Under absolutely no circumstances shall any of my relatives who may survive me receive any portion of my estate.
FIFTH: I direct my executors hereunder to retain the legal services of my attorney, PJCHARD NADELMAN, 880 Third Avenue, New York, New York, in connection with the proceedings and the administration of my estate. If my said attorney cannot serve, I direct my executors to retain the services of an attorney to be designated by him. If they do not agree with his designee, my executors may retain an attorney of their own choice, should they require one.
SIXTH: I further direct my executors to retain the services of those individuals who, at the time of my death, shall be serving as the directors of Stuetzpunkt Stiftung to assemble, catalog and store the art, the NoIArt and the literary materials of my own creation as well as my collection of art, NoIArt and literary works of others in New York pending the shipment which they are to undertake of said artworks and materials to the Stuetzpunkl Stiftung, which shall be stored, utilized and/or exhibited at the discretion of the directors thereof, but not contrary to the purposes of the foundation as provided in Article SECOND hereinabove. My executors are directed to pay for the travel and lodging expenses of said individuals from the funds of the estate in furtherance of the purposes of this article. Said lodging may be, but need not be, at my apartment at 239 East 77th Street, New York, NY or either of my studios. In addition, said individuals are to be reasonably compensated by my executors from the funds of the estate for their efforts and said compensation shall be paid both in advance and during the course of their services as well as at the conclusion thereof.
SEVENTH: I hereby nominate and designate my friend, RENE FRANK, residing at 530 Park Avenue, New York, New York, my friend DANIEL Z. RAPOPORT, having an office at 219 East 81st Street, New York, New York and my friend and attorney, RJCIIARD NADELMAN, residing at 225 Central Park West, New York, New York to be my executors hereunder. If any of the foregoing cannot serve, the others may serve as my executor or executors. If none of the foregoing are able to serve, or if the remaining executors desire the services of a substitute executor, then I hereby nominate and designate BABETTE NADELMAN, residing at 225 Central Park West, to be a co-executrix and, if necessary, to be my sole executrix. If she is unable to serve, then she or the aforesaid RICHARD NADELMAN are hereby authorized to designate a co-executor and an attorney who, if necessary, may serve as my sole executor and attorney.
EIGHTH: In addition to the powers enumerated under the laws of the State of New York, my executors are expressly authorized to retain any or all of the assets of my estate including but not limited to holdings of common stock and to collect rentals from my real estate holdings for a period which may exceed the statutory maximum for as long a period as they deem advantageous to the Foundation until they, after consultation with the directors thereof, deem it appropriate to liquidate or distribute same in kind to the said Foundation, it being my preference that distribution to the Foundation shall occur at the earliest practicable time. If, however, the directors of the Foundation request a distribution, my executors shall comply therewith but in such event my executors shall be discharged from any liability for making such distribution. I further direct my executors in their discretion to pay counsel fees, accountant fees, and executors' commissions (without prior Court approval) in periodic installments during the course of the administration of my estate rather than at the end thereof, my purpose being to encourage them to refrain from liquidating my holdings summarily should the market for same be unfavorable. Commissions shall be payable on all of the assets of my gross estate whether or not such assets are commissionable by statute, specifically excepting, however, my art and literary works even if they have an ascertainable value and whether or.not it is legal or customary to receive commissions thereupon.
NINTH: No person who shall serve as an executor hereunder shall be required to furnish any bond or security for the faithful performance of his duties.
TENTH: I wish my body to be buried in accordance with Jewish ritual in the Haifa, Israel cemetery and, if possible, next to or near the grave of my father.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto affixed my hand and seal this 28th day of December, 2005.
signature: BORIS LURIE
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the testator, BORIS LURIE, to be his Last Will & Testament, in our presence, and we, at his request, and in his presence, and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses, this 28th day of December, 2005.
signature: Andrea Valentin Residing at 85 Williams Avenue, Amityville, NY 11701
signature: Aleksey Dayen Residing at 48 E 66 St # IR, New York, NY 10021
Affidavit of Subscribing witness
STATE OF NEW YORK
being severally sworn, state under oath that we witnessed the execution of the Will of
the within named Testator, on December 28, 2005; the Testator, in our presence, subscribed the Will at the end thereof and at the time of making the .subscription declared the instrument to be the Testator's Last Will and Testament; at the request of the Testator and in the Testator's sight and presence and in the sight and presence of each other, we witnessed the execution of the Will by the Testator by subscribing our names as witnesses to it; and the Testator at the time of the execution of the Will, was over the age of 18 years and appeared to be of sound mind and memory and was in all respects competent to make a Will and was not under any restraint.
Said Will was executed as a single, original instrument and was not executed in counterparts. Each of the undersigned witnesses was acquainted with said Testator at such time, and makes this affidavit at his request. At the time of making such subscription, said Testator could read, write and converse in the English language and was not suffering from any defect of sight, hearing or speech or any other physical or mental impairment which would affect his ability to make a valid Will.
The subscribing witnesses further state that this affidavit was executed at the request of the Testator and, at the time of the execution of this affidavit, the original Will, above described, was exhibited to us and we identified it as such Will by our signatures appearing on it as subscribing witnesses.
The subscribing witnesses further state the Will was executed under the supervision of RICHARD NADELMAN, attorney for the Testator, at 48 East 66th Street, New York, NY 10021, said address being the residence of the Testator.
Severally subscribed and sworn
Signature: Richard Nadelman
Signature: Andrea Valentin
Signature: Aleksey Dayen
Boris Lurie's Stuetzpunk Foundation
Boris Lurie | Fax on January 27th, 2005 at 02:06
Founder: Boris Lurie
Presidency: Rudij Bergmann, Matthias Reichelt
Economic Supervisor: to be determined
Seat of Foundation: Liechtenstein
Seat of Management: place of residence of the executive president
Advisory Committee: Dietmar Kirves, Gertrude Stein, Charly Rehwinkel
Should a member of the advisory committee distinguish himself in support of NO!art, a member of the presidency has the right to request the individual to make himself available as a candidate as a third member of the presidency. A two-third majority of the advisory committee and the presidency is necessary for the member to be elected as a third member of the presidency as well as the advisory committee.
The decision making process will have to be in written form through mail, email or fax. Personal meetings of the advisors for which the foundation pays honoraria, lodging, food expenses are regrettably impossible.
The Economic Supervisor still has to be found and determined. All decisions with respect to foundation’s estate have to be approved by him as well by at least one member of the presidency. The Economic supervisor can make proposals and has to convince at least one member of the presidency in order implementation.. When the presidency considers buying or selling works of art, or ponders general economic questions they should consult also with the art dealers Armin Hundertmark, Gertrude Stein, Arturo Schwartz as well as the publisher Eckhart Holzboog and Rene Frank, Gianpaolo Bonafomi, Dr. Jo Camponovo and consider their advise in the decision making process.
When historical and current strategic issues are at stake, Dietmar Kirves, Gertrude Stein and Charly Rehwinkel should be consulted.
The founder Boris Lurie will direct the foundation and decide on its policy and activities during his lifetime. He is required to inform the presidency about his decisions. The presidency has to execute Mr. Lurie’s decisions. Boris Lurie has the right to dissolve the foundation at any point, to dismiss the presidency, the executive president and the advisory committee or single members of either group.
Should a member of the presidency resign, the advisory committee and the remaining member(s) of the presidency will have to find and elect a successor from inside or outside the foundation. A two-third majority is required for election to the presidency.
The executive president who conducts the day to day activity out of his apartment is entitled to receive a salary of modest proportions as approved by Mr. Lurie and the presidency. The salary can be changed through a two-third majority of the advisory plus the presidency.
The Stuetzpunkt Foundation Missions
CONSTITUTED on JAN 27, 2005 at 02:06
1. The foundation is cultural and political. The foundation is allowed to interfere in cultural
2. In some instances the foundation can support left-wing radical projects in literature
3. Absolutely no support may be given to careerists solely in pursuit of art world recognition.
4. No activities against the state of Israel in its current state is permissible.
Reports about Boris Lurie's health after manifestation his Last Will
From November 24, 2004 onwards
On Nov 24, 2004 at 17:52 Gertrude Stein wrote: I speak to his nursing station and he will be transferred today and so will have a telephone. He is doing very very well according to the nurse.
On Dec 15, 2004 at 08:42 Matthias Reichelt wrote: Dear friends of Boris, Boris will apparently be released from hospital on dec. 16, what is tomorrow. There is now way that he can return in his appartment right now, since wonderful Kim (who earns all our support and thousand thanks!!!) did a great job and prepared the sleeping room as well as part of the half kitchen half office for construction work which defenitely have to be done before Boris can return. So the question is, where he will stay. Rene Frank, one of Boris close friends lives just around the corner at Park Ave and 63rd street would give him commodation, but Rene Frank will be out of the country. So Boris would stay alone. Beatrice Lecornu-Hamilton just emailed me, that she is very worried about this idea and would feel better to see Boris with company somewher probably in a recreation unit? I also thought of asking Charles Rehwinkel to drive Boris upstate to Rocco's place where he will have clean air to breathe, beautiful nature for some walks in the woods. What do you think about it. Here is the passage, I got fom Beatrice: "Béatrice does worry about Boris being all alone in the apartment of René Frank as he is weak and not disciplined. We think he should go to a professional care unit where professionals would be taking care of him, and not sitting all alone in an apartment since René will NOT be there at all! We are really worried this time! He is so lucky to have so many people caring about him, but he is now all alone!" In case you have an idea, you should get in touch with Kim!
On Dec 15, 2004 at 13:43 Clayton Patterson wrote: I would agree with the professional help. One the one hand Boris is still 80 years old and in need of some serious recuperation time. He is very weak, is taking diuretics, which like an enema, when it is time, the time is now- immediately. It is unwise and unsafe to leave him alone for hours on end.
On the other hand it is Boris and we all see him as rough, ready, a survivor, a man that can do anything. What is the real reality of the situation?
On Dec 18, 2004 at 11:50 Matthias Reichelt wrote: Dear friends this is the message I got from kim. boris will be in hospital longer than expected. so, please continue to talk to him on the phone.
On Dec 21, 2004 at 13:29 Matthias Reichelt wrote: Dear friends of Boris, I just talked to Boris and got the wonderful message that Kim and Aleksej are around and going to leave the hospital with Boris. They will bring Boris to Rene Frank's appartment. In approximately 3 hours Boris could be reached under the following cell phone number: 646-319-6473 before this number you only have to dial the country code. Of course it would be to expensive to talk to Boris on the cell phone, but this is only to tell him that you await his call, since then he will call back. It is impossible to call Rene Frank's phone number since there is a answering machine storing business messages so he asked Boris not to be called by friends under this number, but Boris will be able to call you with the regular phone. Boris will be glad to call you and of course he is very happy now finally to leave the hospital which almost seemed to be a prison for him. Let's hope that he is keeping up his non smoker status and that he is staying away from fat food and is practicing to walk and breathe the regular way as he is supposed to do so. So please feel responsible to push him the right way! Let us thank thousand times Kim Kuzmenko who did and still does an excellent job. Also thanks a lot to all friends who do extremely good work in supporting Boris like Clayton, Aleksej, Gertrude Stein, Charly Rehwinkel! All the best to you! In case there won't be a next message this year I wish anybody mentioned in this newsletter as well as on the mailing list nice days and all the best for a hopefully peacful 2005.
On Dec 21, 2004 at 21:29 Clayton Patterson wrote: Uncle Boris in his new luxurious deep pile expensive house coat that Kim bought him. He is reading the card for the show.
On Jan 3, 2005 at 17:30 Clayton Patterson wrote: I had an interesting Boriseque visit yesterday. I called Boris and we agreed that it would be nice if I came by for a visit. We agree that I can be there in an hour and a half. I endure the slow holiday train service. I get to the 5th Ave. expensive apartment building. The doorman lets me in, the elevator man lets me off on the 17th floor, and I ring the bell.
On Jan 31, 2005 at 12:05 Matthias Reichelt wrote: last week i returned home from a one week visit in new york. boris is still at rene frank's appartment at park avenue. his health siutation has not gotten better. he is weak and has severe problems with breathing and has to go back to hospital soon. since he does not want to return to beth israel he has to chose another hospital. with aleksey's help he succeeded to get his file from beth israel. with this file he can now be transferred through his doctor to another hospital, eventually the new york presbyterian hospital at 68th street. you still can reach boris under his cell phone number (001) 6463196473. In case you call from germany use the the cehap call by call number 01058 (mostly under 2 cent per minute!). get in touch in boris he will appreciate it.
On Feb 12, 2005 at 19:31 Aleksey Dayen wrote: lurie's # in the hospital is 212-585-7612. he's doing ok. surgery (pacemaker) scheduled for Monday
On Feb 19, 2005 at 02:32 Gertrude Stein wrote: Boris is back at Rene's house, and feeling much better.
On Mar 14, 2005 at 20:27 Dietmar Kirves wrote: hi clayton, the katz essay is in the NO!art archive. see: ► http://patterson.no-art.info/gallery/2005-01-19_80s.html#katz. do you have any news from Boris?
On Mar 15, 2005 at 11:23 Clayton Patterson wrote: No I have not spoken to Boris in a few weeks. He pissed me off. He is healthy enough to keep gong so I am taking a break. The genesis of the fight is that he had promised me a Dance Hall Series, since the NGBK show, and that he said I owed him $50.00 since our trip to Germany, which was several yeas ago.
On Mar 21, 2005 at 16:11 Matthias Reichelt wrote: dear friends of boris, i am glad to inform you that boris is back in his appartment and can be reached under his regular number that is 001-212-7446306 hope everyone of you is fine.
On Apr 6, 2005 at 18:55 Clayton Patterson wrote: Went to see Boris the other day. He is getting better. He can walk by himself. His back is a little arthritic so the lower back hurts when he walks. He sounds good. We argued about everything, and all had a good time. His mind is sharp, a little forgetful, but all gears are working.
On Nov 23, 2005 at 3:41 Matthias Reichelt wrote: i've got alarming news from gertrude stein, whose report was confirmed now by aleksey dayen. boris did stop to take his medication several weeks ago. part of is is apperently a medicine for hemodilution. when he told me this i tried to convince him to take his necesssery medication which allows him to survive but without any success. although he did start again to take his medication it was apparently too late. now he is lying in bed not able to walk at all. some doctors aleksey brought to him, assume that boris had a minor stroke. boris sounds o.k. on the phone (he now has a phone beside the bed!) but he cannot move his legs. if this is a trombose or the result of the stroke? who knows. at any case we should try to convince him to undergo medical examination in a hospital. dr. rosenfeld, his long term physician is pretty upset since boris missed four dates without showing up. we should talk to boris and to make clear to him that he is really facing a very serious and dangerous situation. his number is 001-212-7446306
On Nov 23, 2005, at 11:30 Clayton Patterson wrote: Thank you Matthias- I have not seen or spoken to Boris much lately. He has, for the most part, severed his ties to the movement. This I find very un-Boris like, and truly a sad situation. I cannot imagine, him deserting his positions. Unimaginable. It seems that he found peace in the in the spirited partying with Alexey. Maybe there is great joy in Russian Poetry. Boris is certainly a published poet. Not sure that Boris drinks so much. Maybe there is a tribal dance going on? How a warrior goes out to sea? Not sure, but I know we all wish him the best. Maybe the art is in the NO!.
On Nov 23, 2005 at 14:56 Clayton Patterson wrote: Dietmar- Boris is very sick. I just spoke to Gertrude. She is talking the same story: I am going to get and pay for a homecare worker- this is not going to happen. And we have Alexsey there all the time and he is a drop dead drunk- who just went through his 3rd wife, and is a total drunk at age 32. What to do? It seems all roads are blocked.
On Nov 23, 2005 at 20:00 Kim Kuzmenko wrote: Aside from the emails from Matthias I received a call from Gertrude today. My sister is in town and saw Boris on Sunday. No Dr. had been. She was told that Gertrude was to have one make a visit. Aleksey is now Boris' "keeper", has lied to Gertrude about already bring a doctor to see him blah blah.......
On Nov 23, 2005 at 20:36 Clayton Patterson wrote: There is no question that Alexsey lives the poets life. He has that quintessential essence of that mystical raging, drunken, Russian poet who challenges all demons real or imaginary, in darkness and in light. Calling all who answer, to listen to his words of wisdom and despair.
On Jan 18, 2006 at 18:57 Aleksey Dayen wrote: pics of boris taken by me two days ago
On Feb 6, 2006 at 1:34 Malesh wrote: I spoke to the floor nurse at the hospital and she told me Boris has the power of speech. The only problem seems that he only says incomprehensible things. It appears to the staff that his mind is not functioning correctly or cogently. From the description I got Boris has had a stroke (due probably to his age and tobacco use) and may be in very "Deep Water". I don't expect that we will have any more chats with the cranky, but clever Boris Lurie. So sad. Boris has been a cranky, but interesting friend since 1949. I've been involved in "Luriemania" for over a half century.I guess I will never sit with Boris on the balcony of his place in Haifa, drawing the boats in the harbor. Malesh, (Arabic - fate) ML
On Feb 7, 2006 at 9:09 Gertrude Stein wrote: stayed at the hospital all day yesterday until the took him the Intensive Care Unit. Spoke to the nurse this morning, he is agitated and seems angry. She gave him a sedative. They say they will give him intensive tests, since he is having a serious problem with his heart.
On Feb 8, 2006 at 02:36 Kim Kuzmenko wrote: Dear Matthias, As Boris is Boris he continues to amaze. I can well imagine that he would be "agitated and seems angry" as he most likely has the words in in his head yet cannot get them out. Earlier this morning I received word from Gertrude (I had asked about the hospital situation) and she said, "the hospital and help are wonderful. Had a room overlooking the city. He is in ICU room now, but will probably be moved." He is as bullheaded as he is strong as one. I would take your own pace at getting here as you have responsibilities and he should be much improved by the time you arrive.
On Feb 8, 2006 at 15:13 Martin Levitt wrote: Dear Matthias, Thank you for all the news concerning Boris. It is amazing how many fine people are so concerned with Boris' welfare and progress. I have even spoken to Rocco Armento (whose has no e-mail service) and he has called me for updates.I find it most wonderful to read and hear the concern of so many kind people. I know when I die the body will be shipped to a crematorium and forgotten about by eventide.
On Feb 8, 2006 at 15:56 Gertrude Stein wrote: spoke to the doctor five minutes ago, and he is awake and sedated. They plan no invasive tests until he is more comfortable. Not much of a consolation, but I have hope that Boris will win this battle, as he has all the others all his life.
On Feb 8, 2006 at 18:42 Martin Levitt wrote: Dear Dietmar, I live in Vermont and simply can't afford a flight and hotel stay in New York City. I have called the nurses station in the hospital and was told he was only slightly cogent. He is incapable of taking phone calls. His friend Gertrude Stein has been to the hospital and I am confident that she could tell you anything you are interested in. Her E-mail address is "GSteinNY@aol.com". She is far and away the best source of information about Boris now. Be well, Martin
On Feb 8, 2006 at 23:39 Gertrude Stein wrote: I just called the hospital again, it is 5:30 AM. His vital signs are stable. I was at the hospital for hours yesterday. He was struggling trying to move, was constantly being readjusted in the bed since his struggles changed his position and would have fallen. There is a nurse there constantly, and he is being monitored. The nurses and doctors and all the people at the hospital are wonderful. He does not look good - he cannot cough and send up phlemn so they are doing it via machines. After a while, his friend Rehwinkel arrived and that was a blessing, seeing Boris this way is heartbreaking. Cannot sleep, so will keep you informed at regular intervals, as I hear from the doctors who will be on call in the morning. They make rounds around 8 and can be reached by 9 or 10.
On Feb 11, 2006 at 04:43 Martin Levitt wrote: Saving Boris ... from his enemy ...
On Jun 13, 2006 at 4:41 Gertrude Stein wrote: Boris is at New York hospital, in better shape then when he went in. His telephone number is 212-877-0916 He was able to swallow 3 teaspoons of jello yesterday. this is real progress. Will keep working to get him therapy and get him home.
On Jun 19, 2006 at o1:07 Dietmar Kirves wrote: Can you speak with him and did he understand what you say? Where want you to bring him home? To the 66 Str.? It will be nice when Mr. Reichelt didn't get all the informations. He makes always in that case a big alarm to all sorts of peoples like a child in the school who wants to excel at the teacher.
On Jun 19, 2006 at 21:09 Gertrude Stein wrote: You can reach Boris at this new number at a different hospital 212-585-7718. He cannot speak but the aide will hold the receiver to his ear and you can say nice things to him. It is important that he hear familiar voices.
On Sep 22, 2006 Anita Washam wrote: Joe, Gertrude and I spent about three hours with Boris yesterday evening and he was very engaged in conversation with Gertrude and did a lot of writing (most of which we could decipher)... I spoke with Dr. Meza this morning about three issues:
On Oct 7, 2006 Amikam Goldman wrote: I had to attach (below) the last Emails I got from Gertrude, (plus one she forward from Dr. Gross assistant- Anita) she points on a major recovery!! I wonder what to believe? some things sounds a bit odd, but then Anita backs some of what Gertrude writes, so I am quite confused. Did you visit the hospital in the past two weeks? U should read what she writes...
On Oct 8, 2006 Aleksey Dayen wrote: I hope that she's right, but Nadelman and Charles say otherwise. I did volunteer for the army intelligence (it's a well-paid job). Aldo Tambellini is visiting me know. That's about it.
Subject: MEETING IN NY | On Nov 13, 2006 Eckhart Holzboog wrote to Amikam Goldman: good to be in touch with you. Of cause I would prefere to meet you in NY. Were are you exactly; and how is your situation in Israel? The news I here from Israel are that it is going to be more and more dangerous. I hope not for you!
Subject: MEETING IN NY | On Nov 13, 2006 Amikam Goldman wrote to Eckhart Holzboog: Good to hear from you.
On Mar 11, 2007 at 08:55 Clayton Patterson wrote: [Mail send to: Richard Nadelman, Attorney; Martin Levitt ; Aleksey Dayen; Konstantin K. Kuzminsky; Gertrude Stein; Estera Milman; Leonid Pinchevsky; Dietmar Kirves; Matthias Reichelt; Eckhart Holzboog; Amikam Goldman; Harriet Wood; Beatrice Hamilton; Charles Rehwinkel]
Subject: BORIS LURIE | On May 23, 2007 Gertrude Stein wrote to Nadelman: I have been investigating methods of treatment that are not given at his home, and have had great results with people I know.
Subject: BORIS LURIE | On Jun 7, 2007 Gertrude Stein wrote to Nadelman, Kuzmenko, Washam, Shai, and Levitt: Mme. Elena arrived at the exact time we had agreed on and there was an instant raport between them. She spoke Russian to him, and he was intrigued. She did what she could to detect the problem, and came up with a few ideas, which she will think about and report to us. He was able to show her what part of his head seemed distressed, it was the left side and he was clearly convincing. She told me that he was not too badly off, and she has some patients im much more serious condition. Boris, after she left was in such a state of contentment, which I have not seen since he became ill.
Subject: GERTRUDE, BORIS & THE SITUATION | On Sep 25, 2007 Kim Kuzmenko wrote to Lecornu-Hamilton, Patterson, and Reichelt: While I have not seen Boris since a few days after his birthday I want to let you know that this whole situation has become quite grave. I close my eyes again and again and ask my Father, Tom, what he would do. Always the answer comes -- "Let Boris be Boris".
Subject: BORIS | On Oct 2, 2007 Gertrude Stein wrote to Shai, and Goldman: Boris is in the intensive care unit and is undergoing some massive work. He is weak and has many problems with his lung, heart, diabetes, has pneumonia, septis and a miriad of illnesses. He is getting the best care and I am there with him and he has the best medical assistance possible.
Subject: BORIS | On Oct 5, 2007 Gertrude Stein wrote to Shai: just came from Roosevelt hospital where he is on life support. He is however, doing well, the infection is gone and the pneumonia is being aggressively treated and they have good hope for his improving. I am there every day and hope that my presence has some effect, that someone is
there for him. As you know, no one has been there for a long time.
Boris Lurie died on January 9th, 2008 in New York
Subject: THE BORIUS LURIE FOUNDATION WEBSITE
On Aug 11, 2009 Gertude Stein wrote to a.tijhuis [at] rechten.vu.nl; alan.faufel [at] bonhams.com; andrew [at] wilsonauctions.com; alan [at] doylenewyork.com; ami33go [at] hotmail.com; christine [at] clfinearts.com:
The Boris Lurie Foundation
THE MISSION STATEMENT OF THE BORIS LURIE FOUNDATION
The Mission of the Boris Lurie Foundation is dedicated to reflect the life, work and aspirations of the Founder and to preserve and promote the NO! ART movement with its focus on the social visionary in art and culture.
As its first priority the Foundation will undertake to develop and archive an inventory of the massive work product produced by Boris Lurie as well as the works of other NO! ART artists which are under its control. It will then begin the task of carrying out the restoration of this body of work and develop a plan for bringing it before the public and institutions of learning. Public exhibitions and private shows are to be scheduled and held in selected venues throughout the world.
The Foundation will annually contribute funds in support of projects and undertakings that fall within the scope of the Foundation’s purposes and are in the spirit of Mr Lurie’s bequest. It is therefore anticipated that the projects, programs and activities supported b
Foundation grants will include the following:
The development of a program of exhibitions and showings of the art work of Boris Lurie and the NO! ART artists;
The funding and support of unrecognized artists from all over the world and the sponsorship of internship programs in collaboration with selected institutions, universities and institutes;
The acquisition, on a selected basis, of additional works of art compatible with the purposes of the Foundation;
The sponsorship of, and support for, such social action programs and projects as the Directors deem worthy of the Foundation’s support.
Through this range of activity the Boris Lurie Foundation believes it will make a material contribution to the artistic, social and educational life of the community.
The Grant Application Process | Contact email@example.com
Get more info on ► Manipulation Website
Subject: MAKE NO MISTAKE | On May 31, 2009 Clayton Patterson wrote to Gertrude Stein: I hope that your son is getting better and that he will have a full recovery- ill will against your health or your families health or good fortune is outside of this fight- this fight is not personal- this fight is about your attempted take over of Boris's history and your reckless abuse of Boris's history. The fact is that non of us can do everything- so sharing is needed- it is important for each person to do what they do best in this struggle- however you have chosen to try and eliminate Dietmar and myself from this struggle of
saving Boris's history. And this is your mistake.
Subject: THE BORIS LURIE FOUNDATION WEBSITE | On Aug 11, 2009 Amikam Goldman wrote to Dietmar and Clayton: this came today, I had the feeling for a long time, she is holding the cards covered, deep under her arm... but still - this hits me as a big surprised, what a joke... is this thing for real ?...
Subject: THE BORIS LURIE FOUNDATION WEBSITE | On Aug 11, 2009 Clayton Patterson wrote to Amikam and Dietmar: it is real or not real- who knows?
Subject: FOUNDATION | On Nov 6, 2009 Clayton Patterson wrote to Amikam Goldman: Ami something really is getting suspicious here- and I have written emails to Gertrud and Dr. Pepper the lawyer and have not been getting any responses back- and the less I hear back on this the more I wonder what is going on-- what happened to the money the movers found? Why are there two foundations? What happened with the first foundation? How do the solicitations like the one in the Villager have anything to do with Boris and NO!art? Why since we had agreed in the meetings to support Dietmar has he not been given his stipend? Why has there not been any committee meetings? Why has there not even been a memorial for Boris it any kind of recognition of his death? Why is no one is paying any attention to or giving any respect to Boris and who he was? Why is the foundation now deciding to give away money by soliciting people to apply for grants, but no paying the agreed upon fees to the upkeep of the Boris NO!art archives? Does the foundation have to solicit people to apply for grants because no one has any idea of what would support No!art? Why solicit the public when the public does not even know what NO!art is?
Subject: FOUNDATION | On November 12, 2009 Amikam Goldman wrote to Clayton Patterson: this is what i think on the situation. but first let me tell you that i am not in touch with anyone from the "involved" persons.
Subject: EXHIBITION | On March 30, 2016 Clayton Patterson wrote to the Jewish Art Museum Berlin: I am disappointed in this show. Yes, there has been over a dozen Boris Lurie exhibitions around the world. More to come. A movie made and paid for by BLAF. And is it true that 2 years before his death these people met with bedridden, most time in a coma, Boris, and somehow persuaded Boris to turn his whole estate over to BLAF? I never met these people. Rene Frank was in charge and he never mentioned any of this. Check the court records dealing with timeline around Boris's will. Also check the hospital records. Boris was in a coma for months before he died.
MORE in German: ► http://kirves.no-art.info/de/!interviews/2010_becher-gespraech.html
Subject: BLAF | Clayton Patterson wrote to William F. Pepper, and Dietmar Kirves on Jan 1, 2017 at 14:46 PM: Wondering if you now have a better understanding how wrong it is what BLAF is doing in Boris's name. Gertrude seems to have a hate towards Boris. She has done shows that completely contradict everything Boris stood for.
William Pepper wrote to Patterson on Jan 2, 2017 at 7:42 AM:I have not been involved with theFoundation for a number of years. Sincerely, W. F. Pepper
Clayton Patterson wrote to William Pepper on Jan 2, 2017 at 9:50 AM: No opinion? Dietmar works hard on keeping up with the past and on going history of NO!art. He captures as much as he can related to NO!art and add it to the site. You are a part of that history.
William Pepper wrote on Jan 2, 2017: Mr. Paterson, I am trying to get you to understand that I ended all work with, and responsibility for, the Foundation years ago. Life is too short and the human rights priority demands on my time require that I focus on other problems and cases. My last book on MLK is out in 2016 and that is a separate lien on my time I wish you well for trying to honour the memory and work of Boris Laurie. Happy NEw Year. Bill Pepper P
Clayton Patterson wrote to William Pepper, and Dietmar Kirves on Jan 2, 2017 at 11:12 AM | Plain Talk: And I am trying to get you to comprehend we are working with a history here.. you are a part of that history. I do not think you have any comprehension what BLAR is doing to destroy all Boris stood for.
William Pepper wrote on Jan 2, 2017 at 11:24 AM: Then, carry on. We all have our mission. Good luck. WFP
SUBJET: Plain Talk | Clayton Patterson wrote to William Pepper, and Dietmar Kirves on Jan 3, 2017 at 01:28 AM: Dealing with what BLAF is a part of our mission. You were a part of BLAF. They spent hefty amounts of BLAF money trying to take down Dietmar's work and site. DIetmar has the largest collection of Boris ephemera material.. letters, binders full, photographs of the work, he designed and put together the first NO!art book, he got the NGBK show into play.. his site gets thousands of hits.. he is in correspondence with a number of institutions and people wanting to learn more about NO!art. Boris made Dietmar the head of NO!art East and me NO!art West NYC.
Clayton Patterson wrote to Dietmar Kirves on Jan 3, 2017 at 4:17 PM: ... and also it seems that Pepper just does not get was a board member of BLAF. He pretents like all is wonderful. He is a part of BLAF and the corproate rip-off gangsters… I think Gertrude dumped him as he was not producing much and he was costing her money. He only wanted to go to expensive restaurants and was in need of money. I got this from a woman who worked for Gertrude. It seems that Gertrude cut his throat and threw him out. Sounds typical. Like after all the damage to Boris and you he was a part of - is all forgotten because he was given the axe.. like he is some great social humanitarian. Please!