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Red Grooms (born 1937) is an American Pop artist, widely recognized as a leading exponent of HAPPENINGS. Grooms was trained at the New School for Social Research, the Chicago Art Institute School, and the Hans Hofmann School, Provincetown. His initial acclaim came in 1959, when he staged a Happening in New York entitled The House That Burns, a mixture of Disneyland, vaudeville, and the Punch and Judy show situated somewhere between nostalgic melodrama and impassioned protest.


As an artist, he also collaborated with Claes Oldenburg. In 1966, he was represented at the Venice Biennale. Art by this POP artist can be found at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., the Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida; the Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida; the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, Missouri; the Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio; the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C. among many other museums worldwide.

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