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Yesterday, Marina Abramovic successfully funded her $600,000 goal on Kickstarter, which ended up getting a total of $661,452 for the Marina Abramovic Institute. She's released a few videos leading up to this final victory, including one of Lady Gaga performing the Abramovic Method naked in the woods. While you may have caught her spinning around onstage with Jay Z during his "Picasso Baby" performance at Pace Gallery or saw her name dropped on Frank Ocean's "Versace" remix, there's a lot more to the self-proclaimed grandmother of performance art. Throughout her career, she's been passionate and focused on her medium, more often than not risking her life for art, and she continues with her new institute. Read on for 17 Things You Didn't Know About Marina Abramovic.

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