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Art's Birthday

Art's Birthday

Art's Birthday is an annual exchange-art event celebrated on January 17th by a loose collection of artists and artist organisations around the world.

Art's Birthday’ started in 1963 by French artist Robert Filliou. He suggested that 1,000,000 years ago, there was no art. But one day, on the 17th of January to be precise, Art was born. Filliou proposed a public holiday to celebrate the presence of art in our lives. In recent years, the idea has been taken up by a global network of artists and friends around the world.

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