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KOMMENTAR: Der nachstehende Text dokumentiert Boris Luries Erklärung seines Testaments, das er bei vollem Bewusstsein formulierte. Er gab uns mit seinem Letzten Willen den Auftrag, die "Stuetzpunkt Stiftung" zu gründen. Unmittelbar nach seiner testamentarischen Willensbekundung verschlechterte sich sein Gesundheitszustand; seine Freunde brachten ihn in eine Klinik, in der er am 9. Januar 2008 starb.

Boris Lurie, Last Will 2005Last Will
and
Testament
of
BORIS LURIE
Dated: December 28, 2005
Richard Nadelman
Attorney-at-Law
880 Third Avenue
13th Floor
New York, NY 10022
SURROGATE’S COURT
NEW YORK COUNTY
08 FEB 19 PM 3:50
PROBATE
FILED

Ich, BORIS LURIE, mit Wohnsitz in der 48 East 66th Street, in Stadt, Bezirk und Bundesstaat New York, erkläre, verkünde und bestätige hiermit meinen Letzten Willen und mein Testament, und widerrufe hiermit alle anderen von mir zuvor gemachten Willenserklärungen, Nachträge und testamentarische Verfügungen.

ERSTENS: Ich weise die hier nachstehend Bezeichneten als meine testamentarischen Nachlassverwalter an, meine Schulden, mein Begräbnis sowie Verwaltungsaufwendungen und Steuern zu begleichen, die aus meinem Restnachlass entstehen.

ZWEITENS: Das verbleibende Vermögen, den Nachlass und die Anwartschaft auf mein Vermögen, mein geistiges Eigentum und Kunstwerke (sowohl vollendet als auch nicht vollendet) vermache ich an die, gleichwohl an reelle Personen wie an Körperschaften gebundene oder beides zusammen und an welchem Ort auch immer registrierte "Stuetzpunkt Stiftung", eine Organisation, rechtlich eingetragen in Liechtenstein, c/o Dr. Geo Camponovo, Corso San Gottardo 32, 6830 Chiasso, Schweiz. Aus der sich hieraus ergebenden Hinterlassenschaft an besagte Stiftung und dem Umfang der Satzung besagter Stiftung entsprechend, sollen die Vorstände dieser eine monatliche Zahlung in Höhe nach freiem Ermessen aber nicht mehr als 400 $ erhalten, für ELIZABETH GOODMAN, die Witwe meines langjährigen Freundes Samuel Goodman, wohnhaft 81 Perry Street, New York, New York, ist es mein Wille, dass sie auf Lebenszeit eine monatliche Zahlung von 400 $ erhalten soll wenn möglich. Bis auf Weiteres sollen meine Nachlassverwalter für die Verteilung und Abwicklung meines Vermögens die Zahlungen anweisen, so lange die Stiftung handlungsfähig ist und unter der Bedingung, dass ausreichende Mittel für solche Zwecke zur Verfügung stehen.

DRITTENS: Im Falle, dass besagte Stiftung, Stuetzpunkt Stiftung, nicht handlungsfähig wird und nicht wenigstens Zahlungen einiger Zuwendungen und/oder Vermögen durch meine Nachlassverwalter innerhalb eines (1) Jahres nach ihrer Benennung leisten kann, gebe ich den Rest meines Vermögens, Rückstände und Anwartschaften darauf an jene Personen oder Organisation (aber ausgeschlossen die größten jüdischen Wohltätigkeits-Organisationen oder Organisationen der politischen Mitte), an jene, die nach freiem Ermessen durch meine Nachlassverwalter ausschließlich und nur dann jüdischen Siedlern in Judäa, Samaria und Gaza jede Form der Unterstützung für die Wiederbesiedlung gewähren, vorausgesetzt, dass diese Unterstützung einzig religiösen oder nationalistischen Zwecken und nicht wirtschaftlichem Profit oder Steuervorteilen dient. Sollten sich keine Personen oder Organisationen finden, die die Bedingungen dieses Paragrafen zufriedenstellend erfüllen können innerhalb des Zeitraums von einem Jahr, das sich dann unmittelbar aus dem Jahreszeitraum ergibt, auf den sich hier bezogen wird, sind meine Nachlassverwalter ermächtigt, mein Restvermögen direkt an jene neuen Besiedlungen zu geben, die vor oder nach meinem Tod oder zu dem Zeitpunkt in Planung waren, in solchem Umfang und solcher Weise wie es ihnen angemessen erscheint.

VIERTENS: Unter keiner Bedingung sollen meine Freunde, die mich überleben, auch nur einen Teil meines Vermögens erhalten.

FÜNFTENS: Ich weise meine Nachlassverwalter an, den Rechtsbeistand meines Anwalts, RICHARD NADELMAN, 880 Third Avenue, New York, New York, in Anspruch zu nehmen in Zusammenhang mit den Tätigkeiten und der Verwaltung meines Vermögens. Sollte der von mir benannte Anwalt nicht tätig werden können, weise ich meine Nachlassverwalter an, einen vom ihnen benannen Anwalt zu Rate zu ziehen. Sollten sie mit seinem Vorschlag nicht übereinstimmen, bestimmen meine Nachlassverwalter einen Anwalt ihrer Wahl, sollten sie eines solchen bedürfen.

SECHSTENS: Weiter weise ich meine Nachlassverwalter an, Leistungen für jene Personen zu sicherzustellen, die zum Zeitpunkt meines Todes als Direktoren eingesetzt sein sollen, um Kunst zu sammeln, zu dokumentieren und zu archivieren, die No!Art und sowohl den geistigen Nachlass meiner Werkes als auch meine Kunstsammlung der No!Art und geistiges Eigentum anderer in New York, besagte Kunstwerke und Materialien zur Erfüllung in die Stuetzpunkt Stiftung zu überführen, die nach Ermessen derselbigen Direktoren aufbewahrt, verwendet und/oder ausgestellt werden sollen, dies aber nicht zuwider den Zwecken der Stiftung wie oben in Artikel ZWEI verfügt. Meine Nachlassverwalter sind angewiesen, besagten Personen aus den Mitteln des Vermögens die Kosten für Reise und Unterkunft zu stellen für die Erfüllung der Zwecke dieses Artikels. Besagte Unterkunft kann, muss aber nicht, in meinem Appartement sein in der 239 East 77th Street, New York, NY oder in einem meiner Ateliers. Zusätzlich sollen besagte Personen für ihre Bemühungen angemessen vergütet werden durch meine Nachlassverwalter aus den Mitteln des Vermögens und besagte Vergütung soll sowohl im Voraus als auch im Verlaufe ihrer Bemühungen bis zu deren Abschluss erfolgen.

SIEBTENS: Hiermit benenne und bestimme ich meinen Freund, RENE FRANK, wohnhaft 530 Park Avenue, New York, New York, meinen Freund DANIEL Z. RAPOPORT, mit der Büroadresse 219 East 81st Street, New York, New York und meinen Freund und Anwalt, RICHARD NADELMAN, wohnhaft 225 Central Park West, New York, New York hiermit als meine Nachlassverwalter. Sollte keiner der Vorbezeichneten zur Verfügung stehen, oder sollten die verbleibenden Nachlassverwalter die Dienstleistung eines stellvertretenden Nachlassverwalters wünschen, benenne und bestimme ich BABETTE NADELMAN, wohnhaft 225 Central Park West, zusätzliche Nachlassverwalterin zu sein und, falls notwendig, auch meine alleinige Nachlassverwalterin. Sollte sie verhindert sein, dann sind sie oder der vorstehend Bezeichnete RICHARD NADELMAN hiermit autorisiert, einen zusätzlichen Nachlassverwalter und einen Anwalt zu bestimmen, der als mein alleiniger Nachlassverwalter und Anwalt dient, falls notwendig.

ACHTENS: Zusätzlich zu den benannten Machtbefugnissen im Rahmen des Gesetzes des Staates New York sind meine Nachlassverwalter ausdrücklich ermächtigt, einzeln oder gesamt meine Besitzstände zu verwalten, inbegriffen aber uneingeschränkt die Immobilienbeteiligungen und Einnahmen aus diesen für einen Zeitraum, der sich erstreckt auf ein Höchstmaß des Zeitraums, der für die Stiftung als vorteilhaft erscheint, bis es nach Beratung mit dem Direktorat selbiger als angemessen erscheint, diese aufzulösen oder auszuschütten an besagte Stiftung, so ist es mein Wunsch, dass diese Ausschüttung an die Stiftung so zeitnah wie möglich erfolgen soll. Sollten, wie auch immer, die Direktoren der Stiftung eine Ausschüttung verlangen, sollen meine Nachlassverwalter dem entsprechen in dem Falle, dass meine Nachlassverwalter frei von jeder Haftung für die Ausschüttung sind. Des Weiteren weise ich meine Nachlassverwalter an, nach ihrem Gutdünken Beraterhonorare, die Kosten für Rechnungsprüfung und Nachlassverwaltung (ohne vorherige amtsgerichtliche Zustimmung) in regelmäßigen Raten zu begleichen während der Vertretung meiner Interessen bis zu deren Erfüllung. Es ist in meinem Sinne, die Nachlassverwalter davon abzuhalten, meinen Besitzstand als Ganzes zu liquidieren, sollte der Markt dafür unvorteilhaft sein. Abgaben sollen gezahlt werden für alle in meinem Gesamtbesitz befindlichen Kapitalanlagen, egal ob diese Vermögen provisionspflichtig per Gesetz sind, ausgenommen jedoch meine Kunst und geistiges Eigentum, ob sie einen Schätzwert besitzen oder nicht und ob es legal oder übliche Weise ist oder nicht, Gebühren hierüber zu erheben.

NEUNTENS: Keiner Person, die als Nachlassverwalter tätig wird, sollen Verpflichtungen oder Rechtsverbindlichkeiten erwachsen aus der getreuen Erfüllung ihrer Pflichten.

ZEHNTENS: Ich wünsche, dass meine Leiche gemäß den Jüdischen Bräuchen auf dem Friedhof in Haifa, Israel beigesetzt wird und, wenn möglich, neben oder in nächster Nähe zum Grab meines Vaters.

Beurkundet mit Hand und Siegel am 28. Dezember 2005.

Unterschrift: BORIS LURIE

Unterschrieben, besiegelt, veröffentlicht und verkündet durch den Erblasser, BORIS LURIE, als Letzten Willen und Testament, in unserer Anwesenheit und auf seinen Wunsch hin, der Anwesenheit aller hier Unterschreibenden bezeugen an diesem 28. Dezember 2005.

Unterschrift: Andrea Valentin, Wohnsitz: 85 Williams Avenue, Amityville, NY 11701

Unterschrift: Aleksey Dayen, Wohnsitz: 48 E 66 St # IR, New York, NY 10021

Eidesstattliche Erklärung der Bezeugung

STATE OF NEW YORK

Ss: Andrea Valentin and Aleksey Dayen

COUNTY O P NEW YORK

Mehrfach eidesstattlich bezeugt, dass wir die Ausführung des testamentarischen Willens von

BORIS LURIE

im Folgenden genannter Erblasser, am 28. Dezember 2005 in unserer Anwesenheit diesen abschließend unterschrieb, und währenddessen erklärte, dass dies sein Letzter Wille und Testament ist; auf Nachfrage des Erblassers und in Beisein und voller Anwesenheit des Erblassers und Beisein und voller Anwesenheit eines jeden bezeugen wir den Willen durch den Erblasser per Unterschrift mit unseren Namen als Zeugen dessen, und dass der Erblasser zum Zeitpunkt der Willenserklärung über 18 Jahre und im Vollbesitz seiner geistigen Kräfte war und in jeder Hinsicht in der Verfassung war, seinen Willen zu erklären und geistig nicht eingeschränkt war.

Besagter Wille wurde als alleiniges Originalschriftstück und nicht in Einzelteilen angefertigt. Jeder der Unterzeichner ist mit dem Erblasser bekannt zum Zeitpunkt der Niederschrift und macht diese eidesstattliche Erklärung auf seine Bitte hin. Zum Zeitpunkt dieser Abfassung war der Erblasser in der Lage zu lesen, zu schreiben und sich in englischer Sprache auszudrücken und litt an keiner Beeinträchtigung der Sehkraft, des Gehörs oder der Sprache oder einer anderen physischen oder mentalen Einschränkung, die seine Fähigkeit zur Erklärung seines Willens beeinträchtigen würde.

Des Weiteren erklären die Unterzeichner, dass diese eidesstattliche Erklärung verfasst wurde auf Bitte des Erblassers und dass die Originalurkunde, wie oben beschrieben, uns zum Zeitpunkt der Erklärung vorlag und wir sie als solche mit Bezeugung durch unsere Unterschriften anerkannten.

Des Weiteren erklären die Unterzeichner, dass diese eidesstattliche Erklärung abgegeben wurde unter Aufsicht von RICHARD NADELMAN, Rechtsanwalt des Erblassers, in der 48 East 66th Street, New York, NY 10021, besagte Adresse der Wohnsitz des Erblassers.

Mehrfach beglaubigt und bezeugt in meiner Anwesenheit am 28. Dezember 2005

Unterschrift: Richard Nadelman

Siegel:
RICHARD NADELMAN
Notary Public, State of New York
No. 31-8092350
Berechtigung für den Verwaltungsbezirk New York
Zugelassen bis 30. Juni 2006

Unterschrift: Andrea Valentin
in Druckbuchstaben: Andrea Valentin
Adresse: 85 Williams Avenue
Amityville, NY 11701

Unterschrift: Aleksey Dayen
in Druckbuchstaben: Aleksey Dayen
Adresse: 48 E 66 St. # IR
New York, NY 10021

STÜTZPUNKT FOUNDATION | Fax gesendet am 27. Januar 2005 um 02:06 Uhr

Stifter: Boris Lurie
Vorstand: Rudij Bergmann, Matthias Reichelt
Kuratorium: muss noch bestimmt werden
Sitz der Stiftung: Liechtenstein
Sitz der Geschäftsführung: Wohnort des geschäftsführenden Vorstandsmitglieds
Stiftungsbeirat: Dietmar Kirves, Gertrude Stein, Charly Rehwinkel
sowie
Aleksey Dayen, Curt Germundson, Amikam Goldman, Rudolf Herz, Eckhart Holzboog, Armin Hundertmark, Dr. Volkhard Knigge, Beatrice Lecornu-Hamilton, Max Liljefors, Estera Milman, Clayton Patterson, Rainer Rumold, Naomi Tereza Salmon, Arturo Schwartz, Inga Schwede, Klaus Theuerkauf, Sibylle Wittmann

Sollte eines der Mitglieder des Stiftungsbeirats der Unterstützer der NO!art in Frage kommen für eine Erweiterung des Vorstands, hat ein Mitglied des Vorstands das Recht, diese Person als dritten Vorsitzenden für den Stiftungsvorstand zu benennen. Eine Zweidrittel-Mehrheit von Beirat und Vorstand sind Voraussetzung für die Mitgliederversammlung, um sowohl die Wahl eines dritten Vorstandsmitglieds als auch die Besetzung des Beirat selber zu bestimmen.
Der Vorgang der Änderung soll in schriftlicher Form verfasst sein als Briefpost, Email oder Fax. Für die Mitgliederversammlungen des Beirats kann die Stiftung Honorare sowie Kosten für Unterbringung und Spesen bedauerlicherweise nicht übernehmen.

Das Kuratorium ist noch zu ermitteln und zu bestimmen. Sämtliche Entscheidungen, die das Stiftungsvermögen betreffen, müssen durch das Kuratorium selbst und durch mindestens ein Vorstandsmitglied bestätigt werden. Das Kuratorium kann Vorschläge machen und muss durch mindestens ein ordentliches Vorstandsmitglied bestätigt werden. Sollte der Vorstand sich entscheiden, Kunstwerke zu kaufen oder zu verkaufen oder generell finanzielle Aufgaben anzusprechen, soll er sich mit den Kunsthändlern Armin Hundertmark, Gertrude Stein, Arturo Schwartz sowie mit dem Verleger Eckhart Holzboog und Rene Frank, Gianpaolo Bonafomi, Dr. Jo Camponovo beraten und deren Empfehlungen in den Entscheidungsprozess einbringen.

Bei kunsthistorischen und aktuellen strategischen Fragestellungen sollen Dietmar Kirves, Gertrude Stein und Charly Rehwinkel konsultiert werden.

Der Stifter Boris Lurie leitet die Stiftung und entscheidet über Inhalte und Aktivitäten zu Lebzeiten. Er ist verpflichtet, den Vorstand über seine Entscheidungen zu informieren. Der Vorstand muss Herrn Luries Entscheidungen umsetzen. Boris Lurie hat das Recht, die Stiftung jederzeit aufzulösen, den Vorstand, die Geschäftsführung und den Beirat oder einzelne Mitglieder jedes Organs der Stiftung zu entlassen.

Sollte ein Mitglied des Vorstands sein Amt niederlegen, müssen der Beirat und die verbleibenden Vorstände einen Nachfolger außerhalb oder innerhalb der Stiftung suchen und benennen. Eine Zweidrittel-Mehrheit ist Voraussetzung für die Wahl zum Vorstand.

Vergütungen, Honorare:
Sämtliche Mitglieder der Stiftung erhalten ein geringfügiges Honorar und Entschädigung wie Reisekosten, Spesen und Unterkunft wenn möglich gemäß ihrer Aufwände und Leistungen.
Die Geschäftsführung, die die täglichen Aufgaben für die Stiftung wahrnimmt, ist berechtigt, eine geringe Vergütung zu beziehen nach Prüfung durch Boris Lurie und den Vorstand. Die Vergütung kann über eine Zweidrittel-Mehrheit des Beirats und des Vorstands geändert werden.

Die Aufgaben der Stiftung:

1. Die Stiftung ist kulturell und politisch ausgerichtet. Die Stiftung ist berechtigt, sich in kulturelle und soziale Angelegenheiten einzumischen.

2. In besonderen Fällen kann die Stiftung linksradikale Projekte aus Literatur und Film unterstützen.

3. Unter keinen Umständen sollen Karrieristen unterstützt werden, die einzig und allein auf der Suche nach Aufmerksamkeit durch die Kunstwelt sind. Die Unterstützung und Anregung revolutionärer Kunst und revolutionärer Kultur sind die wesentlichen Aufgaben der Stiftung. (Diese Aufgaben schließen in seltenen Fällen nicht die mögliche Unterstützung durch Einzelförderung begabter Künstler aus, obwohl deren Kunst nicht zwangsläufig radikale oder revolutionäre Positionen einnehmen müssen.)

4. Es sind keine Aktivitäten gegen den Staat Israel in seiner zur Zeit bestehenden Form erlaubt.

New York, 27. Januar 2005

BERICHTE ZU BORIS LURIES GESUNDHEITSZUSTAND UND BEFINDEN
NACHDEM ER SEINEN LETZTEN WILLEN UND DIE STÜTZPUNKT FOUNDATION
MANIFESTIERT HAT

Am 3. Januar 2005 um 17:30 schrieb Clayton Patterson: Ich hatte gestern ein interessantes Boris-Treffen. Hatte ihn angerufen und er fand es nett, wenn ich ihn besuchen würde. Im Feiertagsverkehr brauchte ich 1 ½ Stunden bis zu ihm in einem teuren Apartment in der 5. Avenue. Der Portier lässt mich ins Haus und der Aufzugmann bringt mich zur 17. Etage. Ich klingele, klingele und klingele an der Wohnungstür. Von drinnen höre ich Geräusche wie Fernsehen oder so was ähnliches. Niemand öffnet. Fahre mit dem Aufzug wieder runter und bitte den Portier, mir zu zeigen, wo ich ein Münztelefon finden kann, da ich kein Handy habe. Jedoch im teuren Upper East gibt es nur wenige Münzfernsprecher. So lief ich 1 ½ Blocks weiter, wo ich endlich ein Telefon finde. Glücklicherweise habe ich passende Münzen dabei. Ich rufe an und höre Kims Stimme auf dem Anrufbeantworter mit Boris‘ Ansage. Dazu verbrauche ich alle meine Münzen.
Was jetzt tun? Böse werden und nach Hause gehen? Oder denken, dass ein 80jähriger Mann, der gerade aus dem Krankenhaus gekommen ist, sich in Schwierigkeiten befindet? Ich gehe zur Wohnung zurück. Der Portier ist sich nicht sicher, was zu tun ist. Er versucht, in der Wohnung anzurufen. Ich versuche ihm, die Situation zu erklären.
Es ist ein Tag nach den Neujahrsfeiern. Die Feiertage sind vorbei. Der Portier kann einen Hausarbeiter für einen Ersatzschlüssel erreichen. 20 Minuten später haben wir einen Schlüssel. Endlich.
Wie sieht es im Apartment aus? Liegt Boris auf dem Fußboden oder im Badezimmer? Nein! Er liegt in einem luxuriösen Bett, erhellt  von einer Tiffany-Lampe. Er badet sozusagen im Luxus. Ich danke dem Portier, der den Raum verlässt.
Boris sagt: „Warum hast du nicht angerufen  und an der Tür geklingelt?“ – „Ich habe geklingelt!“ – „Du hast nicht geklingelt!“  Wir streiten uns 20 Minuten lang bis alles geklärt ist.
Er sieht gut aus. Wir haben uns einige Stunden über viele Dinge unterhalten. Ich habe einige Videoaufnahmen und Fotos gemacht. Wir sprachen auch über all die Kunstprobleme in den vergangenen Jahren. Boris hat super ausgesehen.

Am 27. Januar 2005 um 13:52 sendete Matthias Reichelt Fotos:
Boris Lurie at hospital Boris Lurie at Park Avenue
Boris im Krankenhaus am 21. Dezember 2004 Boris liest Claytons Katalog am 27. Januar 2005
Boris at his cellphone Boris sleeping
Boris telefoniert am 27. Januar 2005 Boris schläft am 27. Januar 2005

Am 31. Januar 2005 um 12:05 schrieb Matthias Reichelt:Letze Woche bin ich von einem einwöchigen Aufenthalt in New York zurückgekehrt. Boris ist noch in der Wohnung von Rene Frank in der Park Avenue. Sein gesundheitlicher Zustand ist nicht besser geworden. Er ist schwach, hat starke Probleme mit dem Atmen und muss bald wieder zurück ins Krankenhaus. Da er nicht ins Beth Israel zurückkehren will, hat er ein anderes Krankenhaus gewählt. Alecksey hat ihm die Krankenakten vom Beth Israel besorgt. Damit kann er jetzt zu einem Arzt ins presbyterianische Krankenhaus auf der 68. Straße eingeliefert werden. Ihr könnt Boris unter seiner Handynummer (001) 6463196473 erreichen. Von Deutschland aus mit der Vorwahl 01058 (größtenteils weniger als 2 Cent pro Minute!) Boris freut sich über euren Anruf.

Am 12. Februar 2005 um 19:31 schrieb Aleksey Dayen: Luries Telefonnummer im Krankenhaus ist 212-585-7612. Ihm geht es gut. Am Montag wird bei ihm der Herzschrittmacher ersetzt.

Am 19. Februar 2005 um 02:32 schrieb Gertrude Stein: Boris fühlt sich besser und ist zurück in Renes Apartment.

Am 14. März 2005 um 20:27 schrieb Dietmar Kirves an Clayton Patterson: Die Katz-Rezensinin ist im Arvhiv. Siehe hier:  http://patterson.no-art.info/gallery/2005-01-19_80s.html#katz. Gibt es irgendwelche Neuigkeiten von Boris?

Am 15. März 2005 um 11:23 schrieb Clayton Patterson:Habe mit Boris seit einigen Wochen nicht mehr gesprochen. Er hat mich beleidigt. Er ist gesund genug, um weiter zu machen. Ich mache jetzt erst mal ne Pause. Der Grund der Streitereien ist, dass er mir seit der NGBK-Schau eine Dance-Hall-Serie versprochen hat, die ich nie bekommen habe, und ich ihm noch 50 Dollar seit unserer Reise nach Deutschland schulde, was schon mehrere Jahre her ist.
Dies nun ist der Dank dafür, was ich für ihn bisher getan habe. Nach all den Jahren kommt er jetzt damit an.
Boris‘ Geldkrankheit und Geldanhäufung ist schrecklich. Ich habe gerade das Telefon kräftig aufgehängt. Auch wenn er taub sein sollte, hat er das bestimmt gehört. Ich denke, er soll mal in seinen Feindseligkeiten einige Wochen schmoren. Besten Dank für solche Boris-Jämmerlichkeiten.

Am 21. März 2005 um 16:11 schrieb Matthias Reichelt: Liebe Boris-Freunde, ich bin glücklich euch mitteilen zu können, dass Boris wieder in seinem Apartment ist. Ihr könnt ihn erreichen unter seiner regulären Telefonnummer 001-212-7446306. Ich hoffe, alles ist OK.

Am 6. April 2005 um 18:55 schrieb Clayton Patterson: Habe Boris vor kurzem besucht. Es geht im besser. Er kann selbst gehen. Sein Rücken ist ein wenig arthritisch, so dass er unter Rückenschmerzen leidet, wenn er geht. Er klingt gut. Wir haben über alles diskutiert und alle hatten eine gute Zeit. Sein Geist ist scharf, jedoch ein wenig vergesslich. Er kommt wieder in Gang.

Am 23. November 2005 um 3:41 schrieb Matthias Reichelt: Ich habe alarmierende Nachrichten von Gertrude Stein bekommen, deren Bericht jetzt auch von Aleksey Dayen bestätigt wurde. Boris hat seit einigen Wochen aufgehört, seine Medikamente ein zu nehmen. Ein Teil davon ist wahrscheinlich das Medikament zur Blutverdünnung. Als er mir das erzählte, versuchte ich, ihn zu überzeugen, dass das seine Notizmedizin ist, die ihm erlaubt, mit Erfolg weiter zu überleben. Obwohl er wieder anfing, seine Medikamente zu nehmen, war es anscheinend zu spät. Jetzt liegt er im Bett, weil er gar nicht laufen kann. Aleksey hat einige Ärzte zu ihm nach Hause bestellt, die annehmen, dass Boris einen kleinen Schlaganfall hatte. Boris klingt o.k. Am Telefon (er hat jetzt ein Telefon neben dem Bett!) Aber er kann seine Beine nicht bewegen. War dies eine Thrombose oder das Ergebnis des Schlaganfalls? Wer weiß. Auf jeden Fall sollten wir versuchen, ihn zu überzeugen, sich einer ärztlichen Untersuchung in einem Krankenhaus zu unterziehen. Dr. Rosenfeld, sein langjähriger Arzt ist ziemlich aufgeregt, seit Boris vier Termine verpasst hat, ohne sich zu melden. Wir sollten mit Boris reden und ihm klar machen, dass er wirklich einer sehr ernsten und gefährlichen Situation gegenüber steht. Seine Nummer ist 001-212-7446306.

Am 23. November 2005 um 11:30 schrieb Clayton Patterson: Danke Matthias - Ich habe Boris in letzter Zeit nicht mehr gesehen noch mit ihm gesprochen. Er hat zum größten Teil seine Bindungen an die Bewegung abgebrochen. Das finde ich sehr „Un-Boris“ und ist wirklich eine traurige Situation. Ich kann mir nicht vorstellen, dass er seine bisherige Position verlässt. Unvorstellbar. Es scheint, dass er den Frieden in der Übereinstimmung mit Alexey gefunden hat. Vielleicht hat er große Freude an der russischen Poesie. Boris ist sicherlich ein zu veröffentlichter Dichter. Nicht sicher, dass Boris so viel trinkt. Vielleicht gibt es ein Stammesritual? Wie fährt ein Krieger aufs Meer hinaus? Ich bin mir nicht sicher, aber ich weiß, wir alle wünschen ihm das Beste. Vielleicht liegt seine Kunst im NEIN!

Am 23. November 2005 um 14:56 schrieb Clayton Patterson: Dietmar - Boris ist sehr krank. Ich habe gerade mit Gertrude gesprochen. Sie erzählt die gleiche Geschichte: Sie will eine Hausangestellte besorgen und bezahlen, jedoch ist das bisher nicht geschehen. Wir haben die ganze Zeit Aleksey bei ihm, der dauernd total betrunken ist im Alter von 32 Jahren und gerade seine dritte Frau verlässt. Was tun? Es scheint, dass alle Straßen blockiert sind.

Am 23. November 2005 um 20:00 schrieb Kim Kuzmenko: Abgesehen von den E-Mails, die ich von Matthias bekam, erhielt ich heute einen Anruf von Gertrude. Meine Schwester ist in der Stadt und hat am Sonntag Boris gesehen. Kein Arzt war dort gewesen. Ihr wurde gesagt, dass Gertrude einen Besuch machen sollte. Aleksey ist jetzt Boris „Wächter“. Er hat Gertrude angelogen, einen Arzt geholt zu haben, um ihn zu versorgen blah blah ....... Ich sagte Gertrude, dass ich Boris versorgen könnte. Als ich das das letzte Mal ausprobiert hatte ging es nicht so gut (gelinde gesagt). Ich werde alles tun, was notwendig ist, ohne dass ich meine Grenzen überschreite. Wir alle wissen, dass Dayen ein Lügner und Säufer ist. Jemand muss hier an die Front kommen. Versuche Gertrude anzurufen. Bleibe in Kontakt.

Am 23. November 2005 um 20:36 schrieb Clayton Patterson: Es ist keine Frage, dass Aleksey das Dichterleben lebt. Er hat dieses Quintessenz-Wesen jenes mystischen, wütenden, betrunkenen, russischen Dichters, der alle Dämonen real oder imaginär in der Dunkelheit und im Licht herausfordert. Ruft alle an, die antworten, um seine Worte von Weisheit und Verzweiflung zu hören. Ja das alles ist wahr. Und unter normalen, gesunden und guten Urteilsverhältnissen wäre es fast kriminell, einen wehrlosen Mann in der Obhut von jemandem zu lassen, der in seinem eigenen Leben so oft gequält wurde. Aber vielleicht ist es Boris‘ Art, so in der Nacht zu wüten. Vielleicht ist es ein wenig russisch, betrunkener poetischer Wahnsinn, den Boris braucht. Nette, saubere, fürsorgliche und helfende Leute sind vielleicht zu viel für ihn. Fuck you, dem Tod verfallen, Scheiße fressen und Nein! Nein! Nein! Kann nur dort sein, wo Boris in diesen Tagen ist. Er klingt gut, stark und wütend.

Am 18. Januar 2006 um 18:57 schrieb Aleksey Dayen: Diese beiden Bilder habe ich vor zwei Tagen aufgenommen

Boris Lurie #1 Boris Lurie #2

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.
I must compliment all of you folks for your intelligent interest and caring. Matthias you are really a good and loyal friend as are all the others who I have been corresponding with. Boris has surrounded himself with some wonderful people.Thank you again for the news and I can only wait and hope we have some good news soon. Gertrude has certainly shown a great deal of concern and is sending the information with intelligent dispatch. I spoke with the Charge nurse on his floor by telephone and she sounded very concerned and on top of events. He is in good hands. appreciatively, Martin

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 ...
Dear Friends of Uncle Boris, It is just wonderful that everyone is so hopeful about Boris. Most of it sounds like pitiful and discordant whistling. I was under the impression from Boris, though he wasn't thrilled with it; he planned to have Gertrude Stein's son to be in charge of the foundation named for his sister and mother and also if he would help perpetuate the art work that Boris has done. He would also would try to keep "No!art" functioning.
It seems that Everyone is pretending that Boris will soon be at the Cedar Bar hosting a gathering of artists. If Boris survives this latest incident he will be in no shape to live alone. He will need constant care and rehabilitation. To use a common simile, "Someone has to step up to the plate as a pinch hitter for Comrade Boris". If he had been sent to a rehab to begin with, he would be vigorous. and making money and doing art work and torturing a slew of Hispanic workers.
The ideal situation would be a decent apartment with a live in, tough, middle aged, illegal Mexican woman in control.
Boris is easy to control, he is not a fighter, he is a survivor. If he survives this last gambit, it is an ideal time for him to create art and find a staff for his foundation.
I hope somebody can find someway to convince Boris that he is now as famous as Giotto and should just do art work, to help fill out his legend. Or he can continue to play Daddy Warbucks and work on his market ventures; but in a controlled environment. If he is left in charge, he is a "dead man".
Isn't there someone who will take charge?
a worried - 80 year old friend, Martin Levitt

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:
   1) Dr. Meza and Dr. Gershinghorn spent time evaluating Boris on Wednesday. Dr. Meza said Boris was given somewhat complex instructions to follow, e.g., raise your index finger on your left hand, hold up three fingers on your right hand, touch your left ear, etc., etc. He followed and understood ALL instructions. Dr. Meza it will not be necessary for Dr. Gershinghorn to see him again.
   2) Boris indicated to Gertrude that he was hungry (he rubs his stomach) and we successfully got the nurse to give him some pudding (with Q-10 added), which he ate himself very quickly. Dr. Meza is going to speak to the speech therapist today and work out a plan for him to start getting pureed foods.
   3) Boris hates his mattress (the air mattress that prevents bedsores)... Dr. Meza is going to have the small remaining bedsore that Boris has checked by the nurses again and arrangements will be made if the sore is not in danger of opening or spreading, of changing to a regular mattress.
   4) In general, Dr. Meza says Boris is progressing on his own and that usually about six months from the onset of the stroke is usually when progress begins to be apparent, and on that happy note, as we were leaving, Gertrude said something to Boris which he didn't hear and he said in a clear, strong, voice "WHAT!!" - - we applauded him and he almost smiled.
I'll see him later today and Dr. Meza agreed that he and I would talk again on Monday. Take care...hope all is well...

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...
I will forward you future Email I receive from her.
I was very surprised to hear you will do service in the army. It sound like you volunteered for that (?) I believe you will find it very interesting, especially in this period of time. sounds TOP-SECRET too !!!
Good Luck!
   GERTRUDE'S REPORT [1]: I spent a good part of the day with Boris. These are the things I observed, and also will list the items and wishes he had. He is writing, starting to print large letters, so that I can understand his message.
Needs. he needs a heavier jacket, he is cold. Because he is so thin, he needs more protection. He would enjoy more trousers and shirts. He was able, by pointing and writing that his mattress was uncomfortable. He finally showed by example certain air pocket (4) which cause him pain. Anita (Dr. Gross' assistant) got on it immediately, and it will be changed today. He also wanted warmer blankets, he indicated he was cold. Anita got a number of blankets and remade the bed. She will also bring some smaller heavier blankets to put over his shoulders, which he seems to indicate are cold. He indicated dissatisfaction with the attendant. He indicated that she leave the room and then, in addition to gesticulating his upset, he wrote in large letters (No Good, above that he wrote secretarys, which is how he refers to his aides.
I have the written paper. He also wrote other names, such as Mr. Geist, when he meant Mr. Eis. I brought a heard covered case including paper and pens so that he can write in comfort. He was very protective of the book, and uses it.
I stayed until they came to change him for the night, and saw him tucked in. He looked very frail, and was tired. Said good night, held my hand for a long time and then allowed me to leave.
If you have any questions on the above analysis, please call at any time on my cellular.
Today, Dr. Gross through Anita arranged for a therapist to comprehend how much he understands. I will keep you informed on the results.
If you want to reach Anita, her cellular is 646-265-8873. She worked with a prestigious neurologist for a long time, and Boris likes her. He wants her to sit down and spend time, which is unusual for him. But he saw how she took action with his requests immediately, which does not happen with the regulars.
   GERTRUDE'S REPORT [2]: Boris is back on the way to recovery. All the doctors agree that he is cognizant, he is starting to eat and he is writing, and making sense. We should all be grateful for his strong desire to exist.

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!
Yes I'm in NY because there will be the first meeting of the 'board' in the next days with: Richard Nedelman, Charles Rehwinkel, Mathias Reichelt, Rudij Bergman, perhaps Aleksey Dayen (he is out of town at the moment) and me. I will tell the guys that we are in touch. I expect that the meeting will be over some days starting at Nov. 16th. Of cause I will inform you what is going on - and I will ask Richard to do so. I would prefere if you could paticipate.
After the situation of Boris and the question what we can do for him I first want to speak about the legal situation of the foundation "stützpunkt". Generally I do have two mayn intentions: 1. saving 2. continuation - of Boris' work. Lets see how we are able to work together. At the moment I'm sitting in the "Gallery" in E77St wit all the NO!art around me.

Subject: MEETING IN NY | On Nov 13, 2006 Amikam Goldman wrote to Eckhart Holzboog: Good to hear from you.
I can only wish I would be in NY, but unfortunately...
I was in New York in August for 10 days, I saw Boris almost every day. His condition was so so, he was fully aware of everything around, but I wasn't sure what he understands or if he even remembered me. I understand from your note, that he is in a private room now, which must be better for him. How is he ? Please let me know. From Gertrude's Emails (which i haven't received for a while) I understood he already began to swallow a bit, to pronounce more verbal means and even to write !!? Aleksey said it wasn't true, from information he receives by Mr. Nedelman (Aleksey is out of NY, doing a job for US intelligence!). Everything I received in the past 2 months left me quite confused regarding Boris condition.
Are you in NY for the 'Board' meeting that was supposed to happen in september? Aleksey and Mr. Nedelman told me about a planned meeting. I know I am written as an advisor, or something like that, but not on the 'Board'. I am curious to know details about it. I told Mr. Nedelman on the phone in August, that I have some ideas, but now I feel quite far and out, to even know what kind of matters will be discussed, also the question: if Boris will get back to himself, at least with his mind- Stayed open with me, especially after receiving the Emails from Gertrude.
Please keep me updated. Boris is very important to me, as you can imagine.
Have a nice stay In New York !

On Mar 11, 2007 at 08:55 Clayton Patterson wrote: [Mail send to: Richard Nadelman, Attorney; Martin Levitt [1]; 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]
Mr. Richard Nadelman. We need some clarity and definition here.
You are the person in the position of power, responsibility, leadership, and authority. I believe that it is your responsibility to give us a little focus, clarity, leadership and direction.
Is Matthias [Reichelt] is in charge of Boris's art? What is Matthias's role? What is this nebulous Boris thing- is it a foundation... if so how many parts does the foundation consist of - is there a board- who is on it? What are the goals of whatever this is? Is there a mission statement? What is the purpose of this whatever it is? Define what this, whatever it is- organization? Are there rules and by-laws? Meetings? Minutes? Money spent or allocated? Who is getting paid, how much and why? Who decides who works and who does not?
If Matthias is the art director, I would like to have Matthias define what direction he is going to moving Boris's art. writings, and legacy in. Does Matthias have writers lined up to develop books, or papers, or to write essays on Boris and his creative endeavors. Is Boris's only importance to Matthias, connected to the holocaust and the fact that Boris is Jewish. How is Matthias going to define NO!art. Who was in NO!art. When did it begin and when did NO!art end, or did it end? Or is Matthias going to separate Boris into his own separate place? Is Matthias mostly going to concentrate on the holocaust and Boris, and the fact that Boris is a Jew? Is Matthias going to be dealing with Boris's politics?
I ask these questions for a number of reasons.
What instigated this email was a call from Kim. She was extremely upset that the movie [2] stated that she no longer worked for Boris and that she had throw out valuable Lurie photos. As most of us know, Kim has again been working for Boris, and her position is, she never threw out any photographs.
No sure why Matthias would want to portray Kim in this unflattering light, or why he did not contact Kim directly about this fact. He choose to place both Estera and myself in an adverse light. It seems that Gertrude's intuition about Matthias and the film were in fact right on the money. If Matthias does have a place on this Boris, whatever it is, then Matthias is representing Boris.
If Matthias is a significant player in this Boris- yet to be defined by Mr. Nadelman- then Matthias should make his case about the film. Why he did not fact check with Kim about her employment and the photograph issue. Should Mr. Nadelman be expected to explain the relationship between the film and the - yet to be defined thing...
The film [3] attempts to lay out and define who Boris is, and who the people are around Boris... these definitions are made by a member of the yet to be defined by Mr. Nadelman. Did Boris pay any money, or give charity of any kind, or contribute in anyway, to the making of this film- beyond just being in it? Did Boris ever have a chance to see and understand the development, direction, how the film was progressing?
I also differ with Matthias's screen impression of Boris. Giving the impression that Boris was a doddering old man, puttering with art, a man of leisure, and only concentrating on Wall Street, implying his only fixation was on money. Portraying Boris as only interested in, and fixated on money, other than being a little bit of a cliché, is wrong. Boris, in the later part of his life, was active as a writer. He was a poet and a writer of fiction. Boris's most recent book, published by Eckhart, is Boris's writings. Poetry and writing is one of the main reasons that Boris was connected to Aleksey. Boris in the last 5 years or so, finished The House of Anita. A book that he had worked on for years. I believe that Aleksey facilitated the translation of the House of Anita into English.
Boris was interested in writers, poets. Boris introduced me to several Russian literary people- poets, publishers, and story tellers. Boris and I hung out with some of these young literary people- some published magazines. Went to Brooklyn cafe's. How a part of this literary connection started- I got a art work of Boris's included in an Art Party Pravda show. I think Eckhart may have delivered this art work to the exhibition. It was through documenting an Art Party Pravda exhibition [4], that I met and became involved with Leonid Pinchevsky and the radical Russian Art Party Pravda. I introduced Boris to Konstantin K. Kuzminsky. I got Harold Hudson Channer to do a program on Boris, and then another program on Boris and K.K. Kuzminsky. Boris loved Kuzminsky. Kuzminsky is a major, well respected Russian editor, poet, artist. From Kuzminsky came the Russian literary connection. And there were several. I believe Aleksey also came by way of Kuzminsky. Aleksey set up and did some poetry readings at my place. Boris, always came to the Russian poetry reading. Boris loved the poetry. He was enamored with that whole scene. Aleksey, became the conduit for this last literary period of Boris's active life. I believe Aleksey got some articles on Boris published. There was nothing in the film about Eckhart, Alexis, or Boris's literary period. Why not?
There was no mention of Dietmar in this film. Why not? If not for Dietmar... non of the present day Germans would have even known about Boris. What is Matthias's role in Boris's affairs? We need to get a proper history done of Boris.
Matthias's version is way off track. It is simplistic and not correct. It makes Boris into an incidental character, which he is not. The film is weak. I was upset at the end of the movie discussion period, when Matthias stated that Boris has seen his day. That Boris is no longer an influence. That there are no young people interested in Boris and NO!art. When I brought out the fact that I had shown Boris's books and works to many people, including the younger generation, and found many interested parties, Matthias blew this off. How does Matthias think Ami came into the picture? I introduced Ami to NO!art and Boris. Ami made a historically significant film on Boris. Boris also loved Ami's film. There were several younger literary types who admired Boris. Aleksey is a younger person who very much admires Boris.
Where is Matthias getting his information from? Matthias publicly concluded that I am just some incidental guy in an obscure small space, in this unimportant neighborhood, that both the LES and Clayton really do not amount to much of anything, and has no connection to anything note worthy. Matthias can classify me in whatever way he wants. But he is mistaken to marginalize me too much, or to make too little of my reach, respect, or connections.
Yes, Matthias is right about the fact that I am an outsider in the art world. True. That outsider position has been my choice. And it his choice to demean and underestimate who I am. I will say that he knows nothing about me. As an outsider I am a legendary fighter. And I have been involved in some historic battles with the system. I do not lose very often. I am still here to fight another day.
Boris, for me, is one of the most important artists of the 20th century. Boris was not my mentor. I got Boris press, the most recent was the London Jewish Journal. I introduced Boris to artists and people of interest. Put him in shows. Boris put me in shows, books, and introduced me to some amazing people. We are two artists. We fought a lot, laughed a lot, shared a lot. We were friends. Comrades.
I will not tolerate Boris being classified as some incidental artist from the 20th century and is only interesting because he survived the holocaust, is Jewish, and fixed on money. Matthias sees me as some marginal figure, fine. I would like Mr. Nadelman to clarify what Matthias's position is with regard to Boris's art and estate.
What is the Boris Team? What is the meaning and legal standing of those papers, signed by Boris, that included my name and Gertrude name. Does Estera have a place in this- yet to be defined by Mr. Nadelman? Is Kim included in any of this yet to be defined by Mr. Nadelman. Or Charlie Rehwinkel? What is Aleksey's position in all of this? What is Martin's position in NO!art and the estate? What is Gertrude's position and authority. What is Mr. Nadelman's position and authority. Is there a board as Matthias suggested at the Anthology Film Archives screening. What is this board? Who is on it? Is there a mission statement?
What power and authority does this board have? I think that the time has come to get a little clarity. Muddy waters breeds mysterious and nasty creatures... clarity baring light... light heals.. we need some light.

FOOTNOTES:
[1] Comment: "Capitals are my comment.... I found your letter to be a brlliant exposition! But, you are telling a phyton not to a swallow the entire gazelle it stranged. Pulling Nadelman away from his feast is an impossible task. A lecture on ethics is totally wasted. I venture to say that Boris committed financial suicide by getting a cheap lawyer. They are often the most expensive in the long run. Boris outwitted himmself! If there is anything realistic that I can do to salvage Boris' art work, please let me know! I only hope he is feeling no pain in the hospice!" - a sad Martin Levitt. (NO!art archives)
[2] See the Filmdocumentary by Matthias Reichelt an Reinhild Dettmer-Finke  SHOAH UND PINUPS, DER NO!ARTIST BORIS LURIE, Freiburg (Germany) and New York 2006.
[3] Comment: "A film about an old man who was persuaded of a documentary during his illness in old age.
The film misses any information about the co-founders of the NO!art movement like the artists Sam Goodman and Stanley Fisher, by whom and with whom he became known as NO!artist. Likewise, lack of any information on his former girlfriend and gallery owner Gertrude Stein, who promoted him in the 60's, the gallery owner Janos Gat, who organized the recent exhibitions of him in New York, and his many friends he motivated to a NO!art involvement. It lacks information about his friend Dietmar Kirves who promoted him in germany since the early 80's. It also lacks any information about the NO!art webpage which operated with Boris' financial support since 2000. See www.no-art.info. There have done already better films about Boris Lurie such as that of Rudij Bergmann "Lurie Portrait" and that of Amikam Goldman "NO art Man!" (2003) and the one by Naomi Tereza Salmon "optimistic - disease-facility" (2003). See the video streams on NO!art website  http://borislurie.no-art.info/filmography.html
There is no evidence of his poetic work "Geschriebigtes-Gedichtigtes", which was published in a comprehensive book on the occasion of his exhibition at the Buchenwald Memorial. The artistic work of Boris Lurie consists only a few works which touch on the subject "Shoah and Pinup". They have no pictorial relation to the Iraq war as it mentions a german newspaper which was influenced by the German filmmakers. His work is rather dominated by the motto that "NO!art occupies the strategic juncture where artistic production meets socio-cultural action. NO!art targets are the hypocritical intelligentsia, capitalist culture manipulation and consumerism. NO!art aims total unabashed self-expression in art leading to social involvement." Nothing about this told us the film.
It proves here again that filmmakers who have access to public event places can launch documentaries which only fragmentarily draw a picture of a person that does not correspond to reality. It is curious to see how hanger-ons work on the Holocaust want to become more importance through. What does that actually mean: Shoah and Pinup? Lets itself deal with such a subject so cheap? Unfortunately, Boris Lurie can not say anything more about this film, because he can no longer communicate with us. He is presently in a hospice after a heavy stroke". - Dietmar Kirves, Berlin
"The comment is correct. Everything really controversial and relevant for the politics and art of today does not appear in the film. Read better therefore the book Boris Lurie, Seymour Krim: NO!art, Cologne / Berlin 1988". - Wolfgang Roelen, Berlin | Source:  http://borislurie.no-art.info/filmography/2006_reidefi-reichelt-de.html#no-art_headquarters (in German)
[4] ART PARTY PRAVDA, Groupshow against homeless, New York 1994; see  http://patterson.no-art.info/gallery/1994-08-04_pravda.html


Subject: THIS IS AN UPDATE - BORIS LURIE | On Apr 16, 2007 Gertrude Stein wrote to Nadelman, Reichelt, Bergmann, Holzboog, Rewinkel, and Dayen: being responsible for the well being and health of Boris, having the health proxy and having been his companion for over 35 year.
I will keep all informed of his health.
He is no longer receiving anti-biotics for the infection which sent him the hospital, and now recovered. While on anti-biotics he was very tired, listless and not doing any therapy.
This is over, he is now doing therapy, walking by himself and trying to communicate. He is reading watching the tv channels on news and other historical shows, reads papers, Russian, German and English with great interest. He participated in the Holocaust memorial service in the home yesterday, Sunday, and is taking interest in his surroundings I have been bringing books and movies, which he is enjoying and looks forward to getting.
I have great hope, and this is proving correct on his return to health, and will keep you informed of his wishes as he indicates them to me.
Please be assured that his health and well being is primary, and the therapy will intensify as he improves.

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.
There is a practicioner, named Ms. Elena Lazinskaya, tele. 212-765-4961 who has treated many people in Boris' condition and has had some good results. I spoke to her today, and she spoke to Boris in Russian on the telephone while I was visiting.
Boris was excited by this, and indicated that he would like to see her.
You would have to call her and make arrangements. She mentions that he might need visits twice a week, but this would be after she saw him to make the determination.
It would be very important at this time to take advantage of any method since he is improving slowly but surely. He started writing and is trying to type. It takes some strength, and he is making a strong attempt. It is very hearwarming to see him in better spirits with none of the anit-biotics in his system to keep him drowsy.
If you want a recommendation for Ms. Lazinskaya, you can call Mrs. Galina Kluge, the widow of the famous Michael Kluge, and a close friend of the writer Solzinitzen (wrong spelling I am afraid) Her telephone number is 212-877-0278
I have known her for more then 30 years and she tells me that this practicioner is very good, and has helped her husband, her mother and herself, so she has personal knowledge.
Please do this at your earliest opportunity as every moment is important for Boris.

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.
However, the nurse, I do not know her name, a very pretty Philipino came in a few times in the most obtrusive way. I had to tell her to leave, she was causing such a distraction. Please let this be known by the head of the home, because it is not helpful.
I hope to speak to Mme. Elena on Friday for her ideas on a treatment, and I hope you will agree to see that she is recompensed. It is surely prividential that we have her to help Boris at this time.
He was elated and more open after this visit and I can see how beneficial it was and will be in the future.

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".
Unfortunately, Boris has lost his ability to type his wishes. I stand on the outside viewing a hideous unfolding of greed and selfishness.
Boris is cognizant but mute and stubborn No one can convince me otherwise as to his awareness when he is not 'drugged up'. NO one but Gertrude seems to care for his actual rehabilitation. There is a group. They call it "Team Boris" yet it lacks one crucial member -- Boris.
I saw that little documentary. I heard him say that I was fired because I "threw away his things". I was horrified. I threw away pots full of mildew (too horrible to think of cleaning), food food growing colonies, a mattress that served as a home for mice full of their corpses, drugs dated from 1962 and cigarettes. I 'quit' because the things that were of value, each and every little thing taken from a desk, wrapped, sealed and marked as to where it had been was tampered with. In reference to this I can only say that drunkards are liars and have an agenda of their own. I believe you may know to whom I refer.
There really is only one "team" here. Those who seek to use all that Boris has accumulated throughout his life to do more than let him waste away in a dank grey room, mute and filthy. WE want "Boris to be Boris"; to be coaxed into enough rehab that he can again type, write and make his wishes known.

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.
Please let Motte know that he cannot call Boris, he must be worried not getting a response from the old number.
There is much we have to talk about, and I hope yu will convey this information to those in Israel who know and care about Boris.
Please keep Boris in your thoughts and pray for his recovery.

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.
I now have the power of attorney, as Boris wanted that for a long time. As you remember he asked me to find a lawyer more then a year ago, and there was one lawyers bill that Motte paid. I now have gotten him a wonderful firm and they are forcing Mr. Nadelman to account for his denial of Boris wishes, which Boris resented, and at one time, he tried to stangle Mr. Nadelman.
He wanted Aleksay out of his will, and he wrote many wishes at the beginning of his illness. I finally got the health proxy that Boris gave me very early in his illness, which Mr. Nadelman refused to recognize. He finally let me get a health proxy at the Jewish Home and Hospital, with the doctor and social worker as wintesses, and he was there to agree. Mr. Nadelman is fighting my power of attorney, and has hired a firm to go to court. His lawyer said, "it may be academic" probably meaning that Boris was on life support and might pass away before the court could do anything. I am doing what Boris wanted and will continure to the best of my ability.
I have a copy of the Israeli will, and Boris, I think wanted everything to be combined for his father's S & J Foundation and the No Art Foundation. This was his wish after he became ill, and Motte was ill. We spoke about it often. I intend to keep the S & J foundation completely for his mother and sisters rememberance to help Jewish causes. His No Art Foundation should be, as he wanted to keep the collection together and help financially, artists with a political bent who do not get help from the establishment, as he did not.
Perhaps you could fill me in on what Boris had in mind when he spoke to you of the will, as he told me you were one of the executors. Any clarity at this point would be very helpful.
Sorry to ramble, but you were very much appreciated by Boris, and he was so very fond of your parents.
I am in the city in the event the hospital needs me.

On Jan 7, 2008 at 5 pm Aleksey Dayen wrote: Boris died.

BORIS FUNERAL | On Jan 9, 2008 Amikam Goldman wrote: The funeral was small, it was sad. I met first time, Mordechai Starobin, Shay Fridman and two family relatives some other people were there, about 15. Mordechai said kadish, no one talked much. Mordechai said how much Boris suffered in life, and now he would come to rest. We walked down two rows, to his father's grave and then people split away. I wished more friends were around.

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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.
as to Lurie-
Apparently Matthias is coming on June 2nd- His show is based on Boris and the art used are Boris's reproduction prints- this exhibition is also based on the fact that Matthias did a previous No!art exhibition in 1995. Matthias is setting himself up as the expert. Make no mistake that both Mattahias can plant the seeds for his position as can Estera- both of these people I disagree with.
You are wrong not to support the NO!art site and Dietmar.
As to your statement about you have something planned- and some big event is going to happen- that is bullshit and you know it- You are wrong to think that you can do something about this work- You have never created an artist- you are good at buying and selling- But Boris has to be discovered and this is not your strong point. Wake up before you push Boris into total oblivion-
IN terms of history I will hold you responsible for the decline and disappearance of Boris. You like to talk about radical politics and outsider points of views- well make no mistake I have been involved in radical politics- make no mistake I do not give a shit about much of what the establishment thinks or is up to-- make no mistake I do have the ability to make books, movies, and so on, and get my messages into the mainstream- make no mistake I hold you responsible- make no mistake having a creative artist like me working in this direction I will make sure that somewhere in history it will be understood what you have done- make no mistake I could go into court with this mess- make no mistake I have a piece of paper that Boris put me on the board and you have excluded me- make no mistake I could give a shit about Boris's money or owning his art- but that said- make no mistake that I will always be pushing for Boris to get the attention he deserves- so make no mistake to have someone who has nothing to lose and could care less about the social consequences I will make something happen and you will be a part of it.
I think that you are better off working with me rather than against me- but it seems that you have chosen to be an enemy of the movement rather than a part of it-- fine. All Dietmar and I want is for Boris to get his place in history- and it is my concern that Dietmar gets support for his all work on this No!art project. By not supporting the work Dietmar does, you are trying to kill the history- not sure what this is about- but that is the results of you hoarding the work and doing nothing.

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 Directors;
Gertrude Stein
William Pepper
Geo Campanovo
Peter Sprenger

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 info@borislurieartfoundation.org

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?
I know I was on a committee and I no longer am. I know that Boris thought that Gertrude, although a friend, was crazy- I know that Gertrude works with Estera and thinks that NO!art ended in the late 50's early 60's. I know that Gertrude cannot do anything in terms of promoting or making bigger what already exists. I know that Gertrude has never created an artists that she is secondary market. I know that Gertrude never dealt with anyone I know of. I know that this is a shock.
I am not sure what it means- what it implies to me is that there is an estate and they control it-

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.
I get Emails from you and Dietmar from time to time, Mathiahas sent me his film (a year ago) and we wrote to each other few mails, and Gertrude... you know when she writes you something, it is not more than 1 line... maybe 2 lines... you can't really dig much out of that. - the few times she actually did wrote something, was when Boris was in the hospital, and she gave about once a month an "up-date" about his condition. I must say I started to suspect her since then. I believe she started to "plan" things back then.
this is what I know - there is only ONE foundation, the one Gertrude is the head of the foundation. I know there was some court going on for many months after Boris death. I only assume that was Gertrude fighting Mr. Nedelman about Boris's "last" will. Mathiahs wrote me long time ago that he is NOT the head of the foundation, and I knew about the court. so I think that everything was "frozen" for a long time, and since Gertrude published out her new foundation, I guess she won the court. she has the whole control... i do know that Gertrude and Nedlman where in touch (when boris was still "alive" in the hospital, Nedelman paid me for making DVD copies, after Gertrude requested it.
I think the "first" foundation is not active and - never was... no committee meetings, and no money for dietmar...
When she published the foundation, few months ago, I wrote her that she should pay Dietmar for the AMAZING work he does for the website. she wrote me back ( in one line... ) that if he wants - he should apply for it... that was a big sad joke, I think... in her website, she publish few articles about boris and NO!art - I'm sure that what she did was: "copy-paste" from Dietmar's website.
I do believe it's a big tragedy of great loss... I don't truly believe she wants to "work" NO!art out....
I think that her mind works in totaly different way than yours, dietmar's and mine...
to be continued....

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.
After Boris's death I was at the first organization meeting in Mr. Nadelman's office. Nadelman was Boris's lawyer. Gertrude was barely mentioned. Other than Gertrude none of the BLAF directors were there. Gertrude later mentioned she, with an international group of lawyers, will take over the estate. Anyway. You can research this yourself.
Interesting that so little of the speakers speech was about Boris's art or NO!art. The content was a movie, almost a 100 million dollars, stocks, real-estate, all the restoration work they had done and whatever.
No mention of Dietmar Kirves, yet, it could be argued, that this show would not have happened without him. Not to forget Dietmar and his son, art historian Dr. Martin Kirves, repaired much of Boris's work before the Estera Milman exhibitions.
Dietmar and Martin are German and live in Berlin. Dietmar has a large NO!art/Boris Lurie archive. BLAF has never spoken to Dietmar about his archive. They have stolen articles off his NO!Art website and published them in BLAF catalogues. Using expensive international lawyers, BLAF, attempted to steal all his website work and to prohibit him from using the NO!art domain name…. and on and on.
What organizations are BLAF supporting? NO! Compromises. The BLAF is a complete compromise.
If nothing else, I see what is going on here as very anti-German. Is this how the BerlinJewish Museum rewards a German who has spent a large part of his adult life working to preserve the work of a holocaust survivor? He was not even invited to the show and he paid for NO!art DVD?
It has taken years, but eventually the truth shall be told. Just to get a taste of how much work Dietmar has done to educated the public about NO!art and Boris Lurie compare his site with BLAF.
The links below are a good place to start. And, once past this, look up the history of what Gertrude has done over the years to promote Boris's work. I hope that there are some critical thinkers at the museum who care about Jewish history.

Siehe auch das Interview mit Franziska Becher zur NO!art vom 19.11.2010
  http://kirves.no-art.info/de/!interviews/2010_becher-gespraech.html
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