L. Mykolaitis

The Master (Wise Old Man)

George Maciunas, one of the pioneers of the Fluxus movement, was born in Kaunas. In his honour, the “Fluxus Ministry” and artists Tadas Šimkus and Žygimantas Amelynas created a unique piece of art titled The Master (Wise Old Man), which is well-known worldwide.

The old man smoking a pipe covers an area of 440 square metres on the wall of the old shoe factory. If you look closer, you’ll see that he has no shoes. Ironic, isn’t it? An old man without shoes on the wall of what was once a shoe factory.