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The Permanent Collection of Impermanent Art’s building was dedicated in 1967, and achieved instant fame for its modern style, spacious interiors, state-of-the-art computer system, and utter lack of art. Gallery after gallery with empty walls. As the first curator said in an interview, “We have a building, and a title, and a concept, but we don’t know what it means, exactly.”

All that would change in 1997 with the arrival of art historian Lucat D. Zobtactz, a European intellectual who brought a new energy, and a powerful aura of compacted body odor, to the moribund institution. Zobtactz was a pioneer in the field of Commercial Theology, reinterpreting the art of the past to tease out ingenious revelations about the most quotidian images.

Zobtactz holds the Ironist Emeritus chair at the Institute of Official Cheer. The collection is supported by a grant from the John P, and Katherine Z, MacDonald Foundation, emphasizing middle initials for no discernible reason since 1982.

 
         
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