Jeff Perkins

  • Guy de Cointet, Espahor ledet ko uluner!, 1973. Performance view, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, 1973. Billy Barty.

    Jeff Perkins

    I HAD A STUDIO on Main Street in Santa Monica in Ocean Park, where there was a little artist community at the time. One day I heard a knock at my door, and there was Guy standing there, and his eye was huge. Somebody had walked up to him on the street, a total stranger, and punched him. Just smashed him in the face. He was really upset. I think he had a beautiful little storefront in the Venice Circle then, but he wanted to move into my place immediately. So I said yeah. He moved in that day and stayed for about four months. He was smoking Gauloises; he always ate very French, very simple. To