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Prigov was a dissident during the era of the Soviet Union and was briefly sent to a psychiatric hospital in 1986. Prigov and his friend Lev Rubinstein were leaders of the conceptual art school started in the 1960s viewing performance as a form of art. He was also known for writing verse on tin cans. He has written several poetry books and participated in many exhibitions in USSR, USA, and Russia. In 1986 he was briefly put into a psychiatric hospital by KGB after a performance where he was distributing his poetry to bypassers on the street. He was later released after the protests made by other Soviet artists. Prigov was also in the vanguard of the "new sincerity" movement in Russia.
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