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    ARTIST IVAN DURRANT BUTCHERING A COW ON MONDAY (MAY 26). MR. DURRANT WHO CLAIMS TO?

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    ARTIST IVAN DURRANT BUTCHERING A COW ON MONDAY (MAY 26). MR. DURRANT WHO CLAIMS TO BE AN ANIMAL LOVER-SAID HE FELT 'SAD' ABOUT HIS 'ARTISTIC' KILLING OF BEVERLEY THE COW. THE DEAD COW WITH SLIT THROAT WAS DUMPED ON THE STEPS OF THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF VICTORIA WHERE NEW YORK MUSEUM'S EXHIBITION OF MODERN MASTERS WAS SHOWING. THE EXHIBITION ATTRACTED RECORD ATTENDANCES IN SYDNEY WHERE QUEUS STRETCHED FOR BLOCKS TO GET IN VICTORIA'S RSPCA ADMINISTRATOR MISS V. CARTER CALLED THE KILLING 'DISGUSTING AND DEGRADING' MR. DURRANT ADMITS WORRY ABOUT PROSECUTION THREATS BUT WILL FIGHT ANY ACTION ON THE GROUNDS OF 'ARTISTIC LICENCE' MR. DURRANT SAID HE KILLED THE COW EXACTLY AS IN ABBATOIRS. HE THEN LOADED IT IN A TRACK AND DUMPED IT AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY ENTRANCE. AS PART OF HIS 'ART HAPPENING.' I WANTED TO INVOLVE PEOPLE IN THE REAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE DEATH OF A COW, 'SAID MR. DURRANT.' THE REALITY OF AN ANIMAL SUDDENLY ALIVE AND SUDDENLY DEAD.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2GG9QNTKLPWC7HSJ0KE5O0BMR
    Media URN:
    VLVA2GG9QNTKLPWC7HSJ0KE5O0BMR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:04:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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