George Brecht was born in 1926 in New York and died in 2008 in Cologne, where he had chosen to retire from the world of art. Destined for a career as a chemist, he finally decided to change direction and become an artist. Interested by chance and coincidence, he followed a course by John Cage at the New School for Social Research in New York and was invited to join the Fluxus Group by its founder Georges Maciunas. He was to become one of its most active members. His Events, a series of instructions to be interpreted like a musical score, and his ?arrangements? of everyday objects (cards, boxes, furniture), express his deconsecrated vision of art. He opened a gallery-shop in 1965 with Robert Filliou in Nice (La Cédille qui Sourit), which enabled him to publish creations of every variety. His work can be found in museums across the world and he has enjoyed retrospective exhibitions at the MACBA in Barcelona (2006) and the MAC in Lyon in 1986 and 2012).