Michel Hurst was born in France and studied architecture in Paris. After concluding his studies, Hurst traveled the world extensively, researching and documenting various vernacular decorative arts. In 1985, he co-founded the influential twentieth century design gallery Full House in New York City with his partner Robert Swope, an artist-formerly of the musical group Beirut Slump, headed by Lydia Lunch-and filmmaker (Too Lazy to Live). They live and work in Easton, Pennsylvania, and New York City.
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