As the Great Tomsoni, he made audiences laugh and gasp. As a consultant, he showed other magicians how to get the most out of a trick.
Author Archives: NEIL GENZLINGER
In a varied career, Mr. Nice broke free of the traditional rectangular canvas and was often inspired by the Hudson River.
His children’s books brought a refreshing jolt to the genre, but his erotica made him an outcast in some circles.
His large wall reliefs and other sculptures explored the artistic possibilities of clay.
His films, among them “WR: Mysteries of the Organism,” were full of sex and metaphor. They were celebrated on the festival circuit but also sometimes reviled.
His plays, produced frequently in the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s, often threw polar opposites together to explore themes both comic and serious.
In carefully staged photographs made with miniature cars, tiny model buildings and a cheap camera, he created Elgin Park on Flickr. Millions have visited.
Many of his conceptual pieces drew on the months he spent living with a tribe in the Amazon.
Ms. Clements recorded scenes from her own life and from old movies, often in extremely large artworks in ink or paint.