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Anastasi is one of the founders of both Conceptual and Minimal Art -- relevant
works were made before the movements were named. These works, starting
in 1961, include Relief and Microphone, among the earliest
examples of Conceptual Art. Between 1963 and 1966, we have Sink
-- a clear demonstration of entropy -- and Issue and Trespass
-- important forerunners to an entire class of works involving deconstruction.
Sink (which combines his Conceptual and Minimal approaches) and
En Route, are among the earliest forays into Minimal Art.
Holding that after Duchamp there was no earthly reason why a blind man could
not be an artist, his unsighted drawings were also started in 1963. His
1966/67 Six Sites broke the ground for an entire genre of exhibitions under
the rubric Site Specific. Underlying his practice is his sense that the
only thing that interests him about taste is that it is always changing.