Nam June Paik’s 1962 One For Violin Solo

Nam June Paik's 1962 One For Violin Solo involved the artist lifting the instrument over his head slowly and then smashing it down onto the table in front of him, the shattered pieces sent flying. This work gained in notoriety when Charlotte Moorman performed it in 1967. During the lead-up to the destruction, an audience member began berating her that it was wasteful and shameful to destroy an instrument, that it would be better given to some underprivileged music student. He charged the stage in protest, only to have his forehead gashed open by the…