Paul Van Hoeydonck

° 1925

Lives in Wijnegem (), born in Antwerp ().

Paul Van Hoeydonck (1925, Belgium, lives in Antwerp) co-founded the G58 group in Antwerp, which organises a series of exhibitions at the Hessenhuis around 1960. A frequent collaborator of the legendary French critic Pierre Restany, he is always drawn to the utopian and the cosmic. Van Hoeydonck is known for being the only artist whose work is exhibited on the moon. One copy of his aluminium figure Fallen Astronaut (1971) is surreptitiously placed there by the Apollo 15 crew in 1971, commemorating the eight astronauts and six cosmonauts who died in the Space Race between the US and the USSR.

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