necrophagia


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necrophagia

(nĕk′rə-fā′jə)
n.
The act or practice of feeding on dead bodies or carrion.
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Such self-destruction may be the only escape from the art market and its speculative necrophagia, as even the estates of artists such as Lee Lozano and Allan Kaprow are turned over to powerhouse dealers, their radical refusals reduced to symbolic gestures severed from any material stakes with the complicity of an art discourse that refuses to acknowledge such stakes except as symbolic gestures.