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Jean Brown papers, 1916-1995 (bulk 1958-1985)

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Brown (Jean) papers
Series VI. Art objects, 1958-1986, n.d. Nearly 500 items ca. 135 boxes and 33 oversize boxes
Series contains Jean Brown's collection of original art and art multiples by artists involved with the Fluxus movement and others working contemporaneously. Many of the items are small-scale and ephemeral, reflecting the Fluxus spirit of mass-produced or home-made inexpensive art. Some are one-of-a-kind pieces created especially for Brown. Artists well represented include: Joseph Beuys, George Brecht, Amelia Etlinger, Robert Filliou, Ken Friedman, Per Kirkeby, Milan Knízák, George Maciunas, Maurizio Nannucci, Jürgen O. Olbrich, Nam June Paik, Steve Random, Dieter Roth, Takako Saito, Mieko Shiomi, Ben Vautier, Wolf Vostell, and Robert Watts.
Note that other artworks (posters, prints, drawings, mail art, poetry, and scores) appear in Series I. Artists' files.
Part 1 (Acconci-Ay-O)
box
112 Acconci, Vito
unspecified


Then it was set down there (and)....
s.l. : s.n., n.d.
Transparent plastic square with embossed writing: "Then it was set down there (and)/ then and there (and) there it was /(and) you have it (and) here/ it is (and) it is set (and) one / down (and) there is none now (end) / Vito Hannibal Acconci."
Part of a larger project for which Les Levine solicited texts from other artists.
32 x 32 cm.
112 Albrecht D.
unspecified


Ordnung.
Remscheid, Germany: Vice Versand, 1969
Clear plastic egg carton through which may be seen an envelope containing instructions on how to act against threats to democracy.
9.5 x 14 x 6.5 cm.
box
116 Altorjay, Gabor
unspecified


Kurzschlussobjekt.
ca. 1969
German for: "short circuit object." Yellow cardboard box containing a black electric plug (heavy-duty, Continental standard) attached by a black cable to a small, orange plastic box with a lid, inside of which there is a small orange slip of paper printed with the words: "VICE, VERSAND, Kurzschlussobject" and signed by the artist. [A white label is attached to the outside of the orange box with pencil annotations - title, artist, etc.]
10.2 x 10.2 x 10.2 cm. (box)
box
113 Anatol, et. al.
unspecified


unspecified


Saltoarte.
Bruxelles : Pour ecrire la liberte, 1975
Red cardboard box with title in gold lettering on exterior lid, along with printed picture of a "chinaman" standing at a table on which sits a box of Havana cigars and a beetle with red stars on its shell. On the interior lid is printed a list of participants in the original Saltoarte exhibition. Inside the box are assorted graphic works, packages and pieces of fabric, such as a blue and white checked plastic tablecloth.
37 x 30 cm.
box
115 Andersen, Eric
unspecified


unspecified


50 opera.
1965
Plastic envelope (ca. 13 x 16.5 cm.) with a label attached to a side printed with an image of the number 50 (apparently tiles on a wall) under which is hand-lettered: OPERA BY ERIC ANDERSEN. Inside the envelope there are 52 white cards (ca. 8 x 10.5 cm. each) printed with instructions, 50 of which are the same. The piece is housed inside a cardboard box with a paper label attached to the lid printed in black, white, and red with and illustrated map of Europe, featuring Amsterdam ("European Fluxshop & Mail-Orderhouse") as the hub of an air flight network marked with times to various cities through concentric mileage circles. Also enclosed with the piece is a white sheet (18 x 42 cm.) printed with the alphabet followed by "& $123" in a bold typeface and typed words: "opus 51 by eric andersen, I HAVE CONFIDENCE IN YOU: [alphabet & etc.] jim crow."
20.5 x 22.5 x 3 cm. (box)
box
114-115 Andersen, Eric
unspecified


Become a member of Eric Anderson's random audience I: frequency C.
ca. 1975
Box 114 contains: Wood chime on sound box (manufactured in West Germany by SONOR) with stick (31 cm. long). A card accompanies the piece printed with a photograph of a similar chime and this text: 38.box BECOME A MEMBER OF ERIC ANDERSON'S RANDOM AUDIENCE I. "One of 61 frequencies"-kit consisting of: 1 Chime Bar (frequency range: F - f''''), 1 ad hoc score (type-written), 1 stick, 1 box. There is an annotation in ink. Box 115 contains: the "ad hoc score" which consists of a clear plastic box (31.2 x 22.5 x 6.8 cm.) enclosing three sheets printed, typed, and annotated with instructions and diagrams, accompanied by a blank sheet annotated with the title and signed by the artist.
22.2 x 8.2 x 52 cm. (chime box)
box
115 Andersen, Eric
unspecified


Opus place stamps any kind and amount.
n.d.
Dark blue slip case box embossed in gold with the title: Andersen - Opus place stamps any kind and amount. Inside there is a pull-out piece containing a stiff cardboard and stack of sheets bound together with strips of glued book cloth forming a solid slab (29.5 x 20.8 x 1.5 cm.), the top of which is printed with these instructions: "place stamps (any kind and amount) in one ver=tical line covering this text, and mail the card; don't do anything to this very nice card but mail it; place stamps (any kind and amount) in one ver=tical line covering this text, and write a ciffer [sic] after the word OPUS." A pre-printed stamp for "J. Cr. Petersen PAPIRHANDEL A/S, Genbestillings [numbered] 3A4." is attached to the bottom, right corner.
31.2 x 22.5 x 3.4 cm.
box
116 Arman
unspecified


Full-up.
1960
Tin container (commonly used for sardines) labeled with gold foil: the top printed with decorative designs and the words "ARMAN, 'FULL-UP', OUVRIR AVANT LE 25 OCTOBRE 1960, IRIS CLERT, PARIS, FRANCE"; the sides with "Bande de Garantie," TIRAGE 'SPÉCIAL' NUMÉROTÉ DE 1 A 500." Numbered and signed by the artist on the side.
10.5 x 6 x 2.8 cm.
box
*285 Arp, Jean
unspecified


Forms ordered according to chance.
Edition Mat; 73/100, 1964
See also Gerstner, Man Ray, Soto, Talman
box
286* Ay-O
unspecified


Finger box.
1964
Wooden box with sixteen holes.
With alarm inside: a wood and metal construction, spray painted black in places, employing a telegraph-like mechanism, a common desk bell, wires, and two small batteries, connected into a deceptive arrangement.
Box ca. 13.5 x 8.5 x 12 cm.
Notes: Letter from G. Maciunas to Jean Brown extensively describes the 16 holes and titles in "Ayo's fingerhole set."
There is slight damage to alarm's wood lever, and batteries may leak. Batteries stored separately in Box 286*.
Part 2 (Ay-O-Barbieri)
box
117 Ay-O
unspecified


Tactile box.
New York : Fluxus, 1963
Cardboard box painted white is stenciled in black on two opposing sides with the words "Ayo / tactile no box." Stenciled in white on a black background on the other two sides are the words "Ayo / tactile box." Affixed to the top is a small piece of orange paper on which an arrow is printed in black. The arrow points to a hole in the top center of the box. The hole is covered with rubber. Through the rubber a pressing hand can feel unidentifiable contents.
32 x 31 x 31 cm.
Note: this copy (1) contains torn velum.
box
118 Ay-O
unspecified


Tactile box.
New York : Fluxus, 1963
Cardboard box painted white is stenciled in black on two opposing sides with the words "Ayo / tactile no box." Stenciled in white on a black background on the other two sides are the words "Ayo / tactile box." Affixed to the top is a small piece of orange paper on which an arrow is printed in black. The arrow points to a hole in the top center of the box. The hole is covered with rubber. Through the rubber a pressing hand can feel unidentifiable contents.
32 x 31 x 31 cm.
Note: this copy (2) contains confetti.
box
119 Ay-O
unspecified


Tactile box.
New York : Fluxus, 1963
Cardboard box painted white is stenciled in black on two opposing sides with the words "Ayo / tactile no box." Stenciled in white on a black background on the other two sides are the words "Ayo / tactile box." Affixed to the top is a small piece of orange paper on which an arrow is printed in black. The arrow points to a hole in the top center of the box. The hole is covered with rubber. Through the rubber a pressing hand can feel unidentifiable contents.
32 x 31 x 32 cm.
Note: this copy (3) contains cardboard cylinders.
box
116 Ay-O
unspecified


X-56.
s.l. : s.n., 1960
Painting on burlap-covered masonite. An "x" is painted in diluted plaster from corner to corner on top of an overall coat of a resinous substance. Another "x" is drawn in thin pencilled lines within the painted "x".
Inscribed (recto): Ay-o 60. Inscribed (verso): Titole X-56 Ay-O
21.4 x 23.8 cm.
box
120 Bakhchanyan, Vagrich
unspecified


Prince Albert.
1975-1980
White glossy card stock folded lengthwise forming a rectangular folder, on the cover of which is attached a red metallic label with yellow lettering: "Prince Albert - crimp cut - long burning - pipe and cigarette tobacco" around an oval black and white illustration of a bearded man in a topcoat holding a cane. Red plastic labels of the artist's name, "VAGRICH BAKHCHANYAN," and dates, "1975-1980," appear at the top and bottom of the rectangle, respectively. The inside of the folder is entirely lined with tobacco, some of it scattering loose, emitting strong aroma when unfolded.
37.2 x 23.2 (folded)
box
122 Banville, Bernard (Zona)
unspecified


unspecified


Fresh trappings from the studio.
1983
Cardboard mailer box, taped and decorated with rubber stampings in red ink and labels (from Zona, Greenfield, MA, to Jean Brown, Tyringham, MA), containing three plastic capsules and a small notebook page with this manuscript notation: "FRESH TRAPPINGS FROM THE STUDIO, 7:39:02 7/19/83, 3 CAPSULES." The capsules contain various disposable wood and paper scraps.
8 x 18 x 7 cm.
box
121 Banville, Bernard (Zona)
unspecified


Nebulist t-square or metrick slide-rrule.
1982
Wooden t-square with its head inverted, annotated in ink: "Nebulist t-square or metrick slide-rrule" [sic] and along the perimeter of the blade: "Designed by Bernard Banville - c. July 24 1982/9-17-03 p.m. neb-u-lize
neb-ye-liz\vt [nebule] :to reduce to a fine spray - neb-u-liz-er n atom blanc/fixe catalogue detach element fish gas histology indigo journal kinetic law magnet nature object pleiades question radioactivity saturn throttle uncage vernier wandering xylotomy yellowish zygote - choose your own title."
30.2 x 33.5 cm.
box
122 Banville, Bernard (Zona)
unspecified


"Ultra" light tip of the archives iceberg.
ca. 1982
Vinyl plastic pencil holder (commonly used in school notebooks) containing a "packing list" and two items: a prescription medication belonging to the artist (suppository), and a small bottle enclosing a wood match. The whole item is labeled and appears to have been mailed to Jean Brown, Tyringham, MA. With photograph dated 1983.
15 x 23.5 cm.
122 Banville, Bernard (Zona)
unspecified


Wordgame #1.
1983
Paper mailer decorated with rubber stamped messages and illustrations in red, purple, and blue, with a packing slip and appropriate stamps for mailing to Jean Brown, Tyringham, MA. The mailer contains an envelope with instructions for playing a word game ("HOW MANY WORDS CAN YOU GET OUT OF JEAN BROWN?" and a set of "NINE WOODEN DISKS WITH CARRYING CASE."
ca. 19 x 30 cm.
box
116 Barbieri, Nino
unspecified


unspecified


Frühstücksstück.
Remscheid, Germany : Vice Versand, 1969
Wooden block with black and white photographs of an egg affixed to all six sides. Repository's copy is signed, dated and numbered 94 by the artist in green ink on the bottom.
5.4 x 5.4 x 7.7 cm.
Part 3 (Baruchello-Beuys)
box
116 Baruchello, Gianfranco
unspecified


[Printed drawing on scroll].
1969
Rolled, plastic sheet printed with a series of egg-like images, figures, objects, and annotations, and the words: "BARUCHELO, STUDIO D'ARTE, CONDOTTI 85, VENERDI 21 FEBBRAIO 1969." The piece is encased in a cylindrical cardboard box. [There is a slight tear near the artist's name.]
20 x 68 cm.
116 Baruchello, Gianfranco
unspecified


unspecified


Wipe your hand across your mouth, and laugh.
1966
Acrylic and ink on canvas depicting series of connected and unconnected shapes (wedges, flowers, time pieces, etc.), accompanied by annotations, all floating over a white space. Titled, signed, and dated by the artist on the verso. A small manuscript note to two people invoking T.S. Eliot accompanies the piece, signed and dated by the artist: "NY 2.26.1966."
22.7 x 30.3 cm.
box
123 Bayrle, Thomas
unspecified


Zwangsjacke: Deutsche Charakterfaser.
Remscheid, Germany : Vice-Versand, ca. 1969
White, folded, man's dress shirt in a clear plastic wrapper. Through wrapper may be seen a red cardboard band running around the shirt, holding folds in place. On band is printed in white the title of the piece; the artist's signature is in marker pen.
37.5 x 29 cm.
box
116 Beau Geste Press
unspecified


[Matches].
ca. 1972-1973
Large-sized safety matches box (SHIP HOUSEHOLD brand, manufactured by J. John Masters and Company Limited, London) containing a small card printed with a dictionary definition of the English word "match" with a wood match attached to it, along with three smaller matchboxes, each covered with individual printed designs on the recto, and "BEAU GESTE 1972" on the verso, and each containing various items.
In Fluxshoe exhibit?
7 x 12 x 3.4 cm.
116 Bellucci, Toni
unspecified


Carved glyphs on two halves of a tree branch.
1979
Wood branch piece slit lengthwise and carved on the two facing halves with wedge shaped (cuneiform-like) designs, suggesting a primitive book.
13 (long) x 3.3 (diameter) cm. (as one piece)
box
126 Bentivoglio, Mirella
unspecified


Piove.
n.d.
Two clear plastic sheets (33 x .3 x 18) one of which has been printed with two alternating rows of the word "piove," repeated seven and six times on each respectively, followed by quotation (ditto) marks below each word, creating a total of 13 columns of marks that cascade down from each word to the base. The artist's last name is hand-etched on the bottom right of the same piece. The second piece is clear. The two pieces fit snugly into a clear plastic base (3.4 x 3.5 x 19) that holds them up like a plaque.
35.6 x 19 cm.
box
122 Berge, Roland van den
unspecified


Our friendly boomerang.
1972
Two sets of playing cards in a plastic box printed with the familiar suits (hearts, clubs, diamonds, spades) on the recto over which have been imposed blue silhouette images of bomb-like objects. The versos of one set show black and white photographs of artistic events employing the same bomb-like images (e.g. one features Picasso's Guernica as a background). Three of the cards describe the artistic events and provide some further explanations. The second set is wrapped in plastic and appears to be blank on the verso.
9.3 x 2 x 12.3 cm. (boxed)
122 Berner, Jeff
unspecified


unspecified


Fluxbook.
1967
Plastic box with a paper label attached to the top featuring a line drawing of a child reading a large book entitled: "FLUXBOOK BY JEFF BERNER." The inside has been lined with two back-to-back pages from the Bible (St. John 4,5, and 11 respectively) that are fixed to the box by a thin layer of amber resin.
9 x 1 x 12 cm.
122 Berreur, Edouard
unspecified


Ballet signal: Roman hypergrafik
1969
Clay cylinder around which is rolled a tan paper scroll printed with decorated geometric stick figures and other repeating forms in red, terracotta, yellowish orange, and black, and occasionally typed with French notations, hand annotated, and stamped with rubber stamps of letters from the alphabet.
ca. 12.5 x 6.5 cm. (rolled)
box
124 Beuys, Joseph
unspecified


unspecified


Enterprise.
Berlin : Edition Hundertmark, 1973
Zinc box with label affixed to exterior front that reads, "Joseph Beuys / Enterprise, 18.11.72, 18:5:16 Urh / Photo Michael Ruetz / Auflage 24 Stuck Nr. 13 / Edition Hundertmark." On interior bottom of box is glued a small vintage camera; a round piece of felt covers the camera lens. On interior lid is glued a photo of Beuys and his family watching the original Star Trek television series.
40 x 30 x 15.5
Part 4 (Beuys-Brecht)
box
126 Beuys, Joseph
unspecified


unspecified


Intuition.
Remscheid, Germany : Vice-Versand, 1968
Wooden box with two horizontal lines drawn in pencil across the upper one-third of the box interior. The word "Intuition" is written in cursive above the lines. Verso signed and dated "Bueys 68." Label on verso reads, "Early bueys Multiple 1968/ Vice-Versand editions."
30 x 21 x 6 cm.
box
122 Beuys, Joseph
unspecified


Holzpostkarte.
Heidelberg, Germany : Edition Staeck, 1974
2 copies; Joseph Bueys multiples, no. 99
Wood block with postcard markings printed on the recto: "joseph peuys, holzpostkarte, copy. + vertrieb: edition staeck 69 heidelberg 1, postkarte," signed in pencil by the artist on the verso.
10.2 x 3.2 x 14.7 cm.
122 Beuys, Joseph
unspecified


Honey is flowing.
Heidelberg, Germany : Edition Staeck, 1974
Joseph Bueys multiples, no. 100.
Silkscreen on a postcard made of yellow polyvinyl chloride. The following words are written in cursive on the recto: "Honey is flowing in all directions."
10.5 x 15 cm.
122 Beuys, Joseph
unspecified


Magnetische postkarte.
Heidelberg, Germany : Edition Staeck, 1975
Joseph Bueys multiples, no. 138
Cardboard box with title of work and publisher printd on top. Inside is iron sheet embossed with the words "Magnetischer abfall" with magnetised "haupstrom" disk attached to it. Signed by the artist on recto.
10.5 x 14.8 cm.
122 Beuys, Joseph
unspecified


Noiseless blackboard eraser.
New York : Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, 1974
Joseph Bueys multiples, no. 93
Felt blackboard raser [sic] with printed manufacturer's label adhered to the back. The title of the piece is stamped on top of label, signed by the artist. Issued in an edition of 550.
5 x 13 x 2.5 cm.
box
287* Beuys, Joseph
unspecified


So kann die Parteiendiktatur überwunden werden / [How the dictatorship of the parties can be overcome].
1971
Joseph Beuys multiples, no. 39
box
125 Böhmler, Claes
unspecified


unspecified


unspecified


Kunstlichtbild-box.
Berlin, Germany : Bei Hundertmark, 1974
Pasteboard box with slip of paper affixed to box lid on which is printed the title, imprint, series, and date, though the date (1973) differs from the publication date of piece. Inside is placket of enlarging paper (Revue BS 1 "W"), a flashlight in its cardboard box (Daimon Focus), 2 electric batteries (Daimon Baby 1, 5 V No. 257), a pocket mirror, instructions for 3 photo projects (1 folded sheet stapled into a folder), and 1 photoprint as example. Version of instruction sheet is signed and dated in pencil: "Böhmler 74." Stamped in purple ink is the following: "Arbeitsblatt 35 für Licht-u. Ton-Bildner vo Böhmler ("35" in pencil).
44.5 x 34 x 9 cm.
box
127 Bradshaw, Dove
unspecified


(A)muse: Homage to William Anastasi.
1979
Black leatherette case containing a pair of old, wire-rimmed spectacles that have been modified with the addition of black and white photographs, fixed behind the lenses, depicting the wire sidepieces that fall normally behind the lenses when folded. The backs of these photographs are labeled with the typed words: "A MUSE, Dove Bradshaw, Homage to William Anastasi; photographs, glasses, 1979, 2023," respectively.
6.5 x 16 x 2 cm. (case)
127 Brecht, George
unspecified


unspecified


Ball puzzle.
New York : Fluxus, 1965
Plastic box with exterior label covering the top. Printed in a variety of fonts is the following: "Games and puzzles by George Brecht / Fluxus CL." The box contains a metal ball and the following score: "Ball puzzle / Observe the ball rolling uphill."
10 x 12 x 3 cm.
127 Brecht, George
unspecified


Bead puzzle.
New York : Fluxus, 1965
Unlabelled wooden box containing wooden, cork, and rubber beads on a string, and a piece of paper on which is written the following score: "Bead puzzle / Cut cord so that beads do not separate. / Find another solution. / Repeat, beyond farthest solution. / G. Brecht."
15.5 x 25.5 x 4 cm.
Part 5 (Brecht)
box
127 Brecht, George
unspecified


unspecified


Bead puzzle and inclined plane puzzle.
New York : Fluxus, 1965
Plastic box with exterior label covering the top. Printed in a variety of fonts is the following: "Games and puzzles by George Brecht / Fluxus CL." The box contains beads and the following 2 scores: "Bead puzzle / Arrange the beads so that they are the same. / Arrange the beads so that they are different." "Inclined plane puzzle / Place ball on inclined surface. / Observe the ball rolling uphill."
10 x 12 x 2 cm.
127 Brecht, George
unspecified


Closed on mondays: a fluxgame.
New York: Fluxus, 1969
Black plastic box containing adhesive material that secures the box in a permanently closed position. Adhered to the lid is a black and white photograph of five young people in front of two large double doors. The title of the piece appears as part of the graffiti on the doors: "Closed on / Mondays / a flux game / by / George / Brecht."
10 x 12 x 1.7 cm.
127 Brecht, George
unspecified


unspecified


Deck.
New York : Fluxus, 1965
White plastic box with label covering the top. Printed on the label in various fonts is the following: "Deck / by / george / Brecht / a fluxgame. Inside the box are 64 playing cards. On the recto of each card is a different image (a lightbulb, a dancer, etc.) printed in black on a white background; on the verso is an image of hair printed in black and white.
7.5 x 9.4 x 2.3 cm.
Note: 2 copies, one of which lacks cards.
box
129 Brecht, George
unspecified


[Framed collage/manuscript].
n.d.
Collage on paper, encased between two pieces of glass in a silver wood frame, featuring a series of images cut from magazines (the words "BAZAR de L'AUTOMOBILE," an egg in a cup, a woman with a Brahms long playing phonograph record standing next to a bed, a knot, a brush, a crossword puzzle, stamped letters/words: "NO L?" "YOU JUST N&VER QUITE NO" and manuscript notations (e.g. "contribution to the science of penology," "department of lovely differences," "department of reflections," "Will she go to bed with her Brahms (Sam Brahms, who serves coffee and croissants at the café on the corner)," etc.), seven colored hearts.
62.8 x 14.3 cm. (framed)
box
127 Brecht, George
unspecified


[Framed letter].
n.d.
Fragments from a full color magazine layout depicting parts of a woman's body wearing a white bra, red panties, and hosiery around a black and white image of a model posing in a plain black dress. Over this a letter of several paragraphs in length has been typed making references such as: "McLuhan is a superficial bore . . . Dada is a Dadabore," etc., signed "George."
24.6 x x 24.6 (framed)
127 Brecht, George
unspecified


[Framed letter/collage to Emmett Williams].
n.d.
Collage on paper, encased between two pieces of glass in a silver wood frame, featuring a manuscript letter signed "George" and cutouts from newspaper comics, visible on the recto and/or verso.
29.4 x 13.7 x 1.3 cm.
box
126 Brecht, George
unspecified


Games & puzzles/valoche.
New York?: Fluxus, ca. early 1970?
Clear plastic box with exterior label on which is printed in various fonts the following: "Games & puzzles by George Brecht / Fluxus CL." Inside the box are 18 compartments in which there are 25 objects, such as a golf ball, a ping-pong ball, a marble egg, a yo-yo, dominoes, etc.
22.7 x 33.3 x 5.8 cm.
box
127 Brecht, George
unspecified


unspecified


Name kit.
New York : Fluxus, 1965
Clear plastic box with a label covering the top. Printed on the label in various fonts in the following: "Games & Puzzles by George Brecht / fluxus CL." Box interior is divided into 7 compartments containing game pieces, printing type and a score which reads as follows: "Name kit / Spell your name."
10.5 x 12 x 3 cm.
127 Brecht, George
unspecified


A question or more.
New York : Fluxus, n.d.
Three white plastic boxes are positioned vertically with enough space between them to allow each lid to open. Box 1 has 16 loose wooden alphabet game pieces that can be arranged in any manner. Box 2 contains the same number and type of game pieces, but they are spray-painted white, causing them to adhere together. A label on the interior lid of Box 2 reads as follows: "A question or more / by Geroge Brecht." Box 3 is empty.
7.5 x 6.8 x 3.4 cm.
127 Brecht, George
unspecified


Sonnensalz.
Remscheid, Germany : Vice-Versand, 1969
Box of brand name salt (Sonnen Salz) with a label adhered to the top; the label reads as follows: "From the anthology of misunderstandings: 31 III 69 Went today to get beer and things at A. Heyduck, Barbarossaplatz, Düsseldorf / After getting the sausages, the woman said something I didn't understand, and I answered: 'Das ist alles, glaub' ich.' This is the box she gave me. George Brecht." Bottom label has on it a German translation of the top label. Initialled by the artist in blue ink on the top label.
14 x 7.5 x 4.5 cm.
Part 6 (Brecht-Buczak)
box
127 Brecht, George
unspecified


Stamp out stamping.
n.d.
Gray wood rubber stamp with a green plastic handle labeled: "STAMP OUT STAMPING." The stamp sits on a blue index card, the unlined side of which has been written in ink: "George Brecht's Stamp," both in cursive and block letters. (note: the piece of transparent tape that holds the stamp to the card in the photograph is lacking.)
7.8 x 10.7 cm.
See Box 68A for inked impression of this stamp.
box
130 Brecht, George
unspecified


This sentence is weightless.
196-?
Twenty-four metal [steel?] letter stencils vertically joined together with key rings to form the words: "THIS SENTENCE IS WEIGHTLESS." A metal hanging weight scale accompanies the piece.
237 x 7 cm.
box
126 Brecht, George
unspecified


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Universal machine II.
1976
Hinged wood box with a label (11 x 8.5 cm.) attached to the lid featuring a line illustration of a toy box around which are printed the words: "UNIVERSAL MACHINE II 1976, COPY NO. A FLUX EDITION BY GEORGE BRECHT." Pinned to the inside of the lid is a sheet with a score of 19 instruction-like intellectual concepts written in a whimsical, albeit serious-minded way. The bottom is lined with a printed sheet containing line illustrations of many disparate objects and figures. Lying loose over this, but contained behind clear plastic, are 28 small objects: golf tee, cork, feather, nuts, light bulb, shells, spring, mirror, balls, pearl, tools, pebble, plastic and glass tubes and other objects.
28.1 x 4 x 28.1 cm.
box
128 Brecht, George
unspecified


unspecified


Valoche 1959-1975: a flux travel aid.
New York : Fluxus, ca. 1975
Wooden box with label on exterior lid that reads as follows: "Valoche 1959-1975 / A flux travel aid / by George Brecht." Box contains assorted objects, including balls, rocks, game pieces, yo-yos, and noise makers.
21 x 36.7 x 10.6
box
127 Brecht, George
unspecified


Water yam.
New York : Fluxus, 1963
Cardboard box with exterior label covering the top and extending down both sides. Label reads: "Water yam / arranged by George Brecht / Fluxus no. CS." Box contains 73 scores printed on card stock of various sizes.
15 x 17.3 x 4.6 cm.
127 Brecht, George
unspecified


Water yam.
New York : Fluxus, 1963
Wood and masonite box. Exterior label on top of box reads: "Water yam / arranged by George Brecht / Fluxus no. C." Box contains 79 scores printed on various sizes of card stock.
24.3 x 22.5 x 4.7 cm.
127 Brecht, George
unspecified


unspecified


Water yam.
New York : Fluxus, 1963
Wooden box with label on exterior lid that reads: "Water yam / arranged by George Brecht / Fluxus C." Box contains 91 scores printed on various sizes and colors of card stock. Cloud scissors included.
15.7 x 17.8 x 3.5 cm.
127 Brecht, George
unspecified


Water yam.
Surbiton, Surrey, England : Parrot Impressions, 1972
Cardboard box with title and artist's name printed in black on exterior lid. Inside the box a paper envelope contains 99 scores printed on various sizes and colors of card stock.
22.1 x 21.2 x 3.6 cm.
box
132 Brus, Günter
unspecified


unspecified


Die neue Dekadenz.
Berlin : Edition Hundertmark, 1972
Cardboard box with 3 copies of a halftone color photograph mounted on exterior lid and signed and dated by the artist in colored pencils. Box contains 1 drawing in a wooden frame entitled "PreBluttstampter."
42 x 31 cm.
box
131 Buczak, Brian
unspecified


unspecified


Eskimos. Indians. Arabs. Dutch. Chinese. Japanese.
Money for Food Press : s.l., 1980
no. 15/35
Hand-made book with a glossy white card stock cover, printed on the spine in green ink with the title and artist's name. A construction of feathers, string, and trimmed paper is attached to and protrudes out from the cover. Inside the pages depict black and white line illustrations of the subjects listed by the title. Inside the cover is information denoting the printing (by The Money For Food Press) in March 1980, an edition of 200, 35 of which are bound, specially boxed, and signed by the artist. Piece is numbered and signed by the artist on the last two pages and outside box.
15.5 (high) x 13 x 13 cm. (box)
Part 7 (Buczak-Celendar)
box
130 Buczak, Brian
unspecified


Menu for fluxdinner.
1983
Small magnifying glass in an open cardboard box. The box is printed in black, white, and yellow with these words: "HI-POWER MAGNIFYING GLASS, PERFECT FOR SMALL PRINT OR EXAMINING SMALL OBJECTS..... STRONG CLEAR LENS GROUND AND POLISHED STURDY METAL FRAME HONG KONG." The magnifying lens itself contains a layer of plastic printed in small black type announcing a dinner invitation and menu. The whole piece is within an envelope (letterhead: FRIENDS OF THE CHAPPAQUA LIBRARY) with this pencil annotation: "the Menu for Fluxus dinner in Ear Inn 1983 done by John Hendrix, everybody who was invited, got such piece."
14.5 x 6.5 x 1.4 cm. (box)
130 Burg, Sonja van der
unspecified


unspecified


USA-me.moi.reis-84.
1984
no. 32/70
"SENIOR SERVICE" cigarette box, painted over with colored paints that modify the original label to read "N SERVICE," overlaid with a label rubber-stamped with the words: "USA-me.moi.reis-84." The box contains a small assemblage of illustrated, photocopied papers and painted cardboard pieces recalling the events of a trip in the form of a memoir.
7.5 x 8.5 x 1.7 cm.
130 Burghardt, Ursula
unspecified


Schnürbecher: Tied up mug.
ca. 1969
Black handled tin cup cut with a slit down one side, drilled with two rows of holes along both sides of the slit, all threaded and tied with a black shoelace. A label attached to the bottom is annotated in pencil with the title in German and English ("tied up mug"), the artist's name and numbered 29
8 (high) x 8.5 (diameter) cm.
box
133-135 Cage, John and Sumsion, Calvin
unspecified


unspecified


Not wanting to say anything about Marcel.
1969
One item in three parts.
box
130 Callard, Andrea
unspecified


[Plastic container with printed insert].
n.d.
Clear plastic capsule containing a fragment of an illustration of animals printed over with this text: "Urban life is a construction of the human mind - primary life force experience is frequently limited to weather, hunger, sex and weeds. Sense information is often pre-ordered by this environment." The artist's name and address is printed on the verso.
ca. 5 x 5 cm.
box
131 Carrega, Ugo
unspecified


Glass poem.
s.l. : s.n., n.d.
Clear pane of glass painted with small abstract forms and the words of the title in red arranged on it.
17 x 17 cm.
box
136 Caruso, Luciano and Mennitti Paraito, Emanuele
unspecified


unspecified


Concerto tattile.
1982
no. 10/30
Dark brown cardboard box with white glossy card label attached to the top, printed with this title: "LUCIANO CARUSO, E. MENNITTI PARAITO: CONCERTO TATTILE, poesia oggetto, Firenze 1981; Autoedizione, Firenze marzo 1982" and annotated "10/30." Two paper pieces inside. One is a card stock folder (34.1 x 24.6 cm.) with program information printed on the cover, a sample of the invitation to the program attached to the back, and inside two black and white photographs and a four page printed piece entitled: "IL TATTILISMO: MANIFESTO FUTURISTA." The second is a folded piece of standard sheet music (32.4 x 23.6) with hand annotations on the cover ("Luciano Caruso - E. Mennitti Paraito: Concerto Tattile/poesia oggetto") and pieces of masking tape, black ribbon, and a round patch of black foam rubber glued to the otherwise blank inside.
36 x 3.1 x 26 cm.
box
137 Castro, Lourdes
unspecified


[Bedsheet with sewn nude woman].
n.d.
Off-white fabric sheet on which a light blue thread is embroidered in a simple rope stitch, forming the outline of a life-sized, reclining nude woman. Adjacent to it is the mailer used to send the sheet from artist's home in Paris, France to "Madame Jean Brown" in Tyringham, Massachusetts, with attendant postage and customs stamps and markings (postmarked 1981).
ca. 281.5 x 232 cm.
box
138 Cavellini, Guglielmo Achille
unspecified


[Decal suit].
n.d.
Man's medium size (38-40) cotton/acrylic full-length undergarment, thoroughly covered on the outside with overlaid self-adhesive round decals (10 cm. in diameter) in tri-colors green, white, and red, printed with the words: "CAVELLINI, 1914-2014: VENEZIA-PALAZZO-DUCALE/7 SETTEMBRE-27 OTTOBRE."
ca. 125 x 1.5 x 74
box
130 Celendar, Don
unspecified


Artball.
1971
Note: 2 copies, sets A & B.
Cardboard box with a detachable lid printed in red, white, and blue with the title: "ARTBALL, c. 1971 DON CELENDER." Box contains a set of printed cards depicting known artists mocked up as baseball players (baseball cards overlaid with photographs of artist faces) on the recto, and on the verso details or reproductions from the artists' work. Set A contains 19 cards [1 lacking?], set B contains 20 cards; 39 different images in all.
9.5 x 7 x 1.5 cm.
Part 8 (Celendar-Colby)
box
130 Celendar, Don
unspecified


Artball playing cards.
1972
Cardboard box with a flip-top lid, printed in red, white, and blue with the title: "ARTBALL PLAYING CARDS, c. DON CELENDER '72." Box contains a set of 54 standard playing cards (all four suits plus two jokers) printed with depictions of known artists mocked up as football players (football player images overlaid with photographs of artist faces) on the recto, and on the verso a blue graphic design with the words: "Art Ball."
9 x 6.5 x 1.5 cm.
130 Celendar, Don
unspecified


Holy holy art cards.
ca. 1972
Cardboard box with a detachable lid printed in red and white with the title: "HOLY HOLY ART CARDS, Fancy assorted Christmas selection, c. DON CELENDER." Box contains a set of 50 printed cards depicting known artists mocked up as religious icons (votive image cards overlaid with photographs of artist faces) on the recto, and on the verso quotations touching on the intersections of art and religion. A typical quote is: "I try to create the silence of an icon. That's what I'm after: the meditative icons of the twentieth century."
11 x 6.5 x 2.5 cm.
130 Cheek, Chris (?)
unspecified


Winding hello.
n.d
Oversized steel nail wrapped with magnetic (audio) tape and red yarn. Attached to the yarn is a small, folded white card rubber-stamped with the title of the piece. Item is contained in a Jean Brown Archive letterhead envelope.
15 (length) x 1.2 (diameter head) cm.
130 Chick, John
unspecified


unspecified


Fluxfood.
1969
Clear plastic box with a sectioned interior the top of which has a printed label attached depicting a black and white photograph of a place setting overlaid with the words: "FLUX FOOD by JOHN CHICK." Inside the box has seven compartments, each containing samples of tree debris: acorn, seeds, fungi, bark, etc.
9 x 12 x 2.7 cm.
130 Chopin, Henri
unspecified


unspecified


Portrait of Franco.
1975
Small holly leaf signed and dated by the artist, encased inside a solid, clear plastic block. There is a label on the bottom (side) printed with the words: "Henri Chopin, "Portrait of Franco" Edition Hundertmark, signed and dated by the artist.
9.5 x 7 x 2.4 cm.
130 Christo
unspecified


[Package].
1965
Clear plastic box with a hinged lid that contains an artificial flower wrapped in plastic and string, and a small white card with the name "CHRISTO" printed on it.
13 x 18 x cm. (box)
box
131 Cleveland, Buster
unspecified


[Color photocopy of arm with Dada tatoo].
n.d.
Framed art consisting of a photocopy in blurry, muted colors of a male forearm and hand clutching some material. The forearm has a tattoo of a red heart labeled with the word "DADA." Item is annotated with a dedication to Jean Butler, encased in a plastic sheet, and framed in a prefabricated Plexiglas frame.
36 x 28.5 x 3.5 cm. (framed)
box
130 Coach House Press
unspecified


£1,000,000.
ca. 1977
Silver cardboard box with a flip-top lid, embossed with this text: "£1, 000, 000." Box contains two reprints on buff paper of reviews of the posthumous publication of Wyndham Lewis' Mrs. Dukes' million (Toronto: Coach House Press, 1977) written ca. 1908.
4.5 x 18 x 2 cm.
130 Coke, Jack
unspecified


unspecified


Find the end: a fluxgame.
n.d.
White plastic box with a printed label attached to the lid depicting a black and white photograph of a tangle of rope overlaid with the words: "FIND THE END A FLUXGAME BY JACK COKE'S FARMER'S CO-OP." Inside there is a tangle of string with several ends.
12 x 9.2 x 1.3 cm.
box
131 Colby, Sas
unspecified


Untitled [letter to Christo],
1980
Block of foam covered in black satin with words stitched in red ("Christo, Howard St., NY, 10013"), cloth labels (return address for Colby, "FIRST CLASS MAIL"), stamped with four US stamps, and tied with yellow string, the whole of which resembles a mailed letter.
ca. 13 x 21 x 3.5 cm.
Part 9 (Colo-Cox)
box
130 Colo
unspecified


American apart art.
n.d.
Small Manila paper envelope containing several loose kernels of corn and pepper corns. The recto of the envelope addressed to Peter Frank, The Village Voice (New York), from COLO, New York, [i.e. Papo Colo], with a cancelled stamp. The verso is rubber stamped with the words: "AMERICAN APART ART."
8.8 x 16.5 cm.
box
131 Copp, Fletcher
unspecified


Painted woodpile: dispersal piece #1.
1972
Wood fragment, partially painted with pink, red, yellow, green, and other primary colors, with a wire-attached label typed with these words: "PAINTED WOODPILE ACCORD, NY, Fletcher Copp 1972, Dispersal Piece #12" on the verso, a color snapshot-type photograph of a woodpile on the recto.
ca. 29 x 10 cm.
131 Copp, Fletcher
unspecified


Painted woodpile: dispersal piece #12.
1972
Wood fragment, partially painted with pink and red paint, with a wire-attached label typed with these words: "PAINTED WOODPILE, Fletcher Copp, Accord 1972, Dispersal Piece #1" on the verso, a color snapshot-type photograph of a woodpile on the recto.
ca. 17 x 3 cm.
131 Copp, Fletcher
unspecified


Greetings from Little Italy, NYC.
1972
Pink plastic toothbrush attached to a tube of manufactured (Products Marguerite) anchovy paste. A card label attached to it with string is inscribed: "GREETINGS FROM LITTLE ITALY, NYC, '72," on the recto, and "F. Copp [& address]" on the verso.
ca 16 x 4 cm.
box
130 Coracle Press
unspecified


[Plastic stick].
Coracle Press : London, 1980
no. 11/25
Flat ivory stick, similar to a bone-folding tool, printed on the upper part of one side with a small black illustration of a face with a hat. Item is encased in a transparent sleeve.
18 x 2 cm.
box
141 Coracle Press
unspecified


Exhibition announcement with shovel: Schaufelbagger und Muldenkipper/Painting and sculpture late June until late August 1983.
Coracle Press : London, 1983
Vivid yellow plastic toy shovel with a triangular piece of fine sand paper glued to its inside blade (providing the appearance of loose sand) to which a cardboard label is attached with string. The label is printed on both sides: "Schaufelbagger und Muldenkipper/ Painting and Sculpture, late June until late August, 1983, Coracle Press, 233 Camberwell New Road, London SE5," on the recto. The verso is printed: "New work by Ed Allington, Glynn Banks, John Bevis, John Coleman, Bill Culbert, Stephen Duncalf, Martin Fidler, Tony Hayward, Wolfgang Koethe, Colin Sackett, Richard Wentworth, /Excavator and Tipper-truck." The stamped mailer envelope from England is preserved along with the objects.
ca. 25.5 x 8.3 x 4.5 cm.
Note: 2 copies.
box
130 Coracle Press / Cutts, Simon
unspecified


Mr. G. White, of Messrs. Green & White.
Coracle Press : London, 198-?
no. 10/36
White cardboard box with a detachable lid on which a label is attached printed in green with these words: "MR. G. WHITE, of Messers. GREEN & WHITE." Inside the box there is a block covered with white cloth on which are pinned several labels with these words stitched in green and black script lettering: "Mr. G. White, of Messrs. Green and White, the name of the wave in a sea of waves, Mr. G. White, of Messrs. Green and White, the wave of a name in a sea of names." There is a label on the bottom of the box printed with the artist's name, Coracle Press, and numbered, and signed by the artist.
14.5 x 16 x 4 cm.
130 Coracle Press / Cutts, Simon
unspecified


Poinsettia.
Coracle Press : London, 198-?
no. 5/36
White cardboard box with a detachable lid on which a label is attached printed in green with these words: "POINSETTIA" Inside the box there is a construction consisting of a wood frame, green and red threads tied to pins, and two cloth labels with these words stitched in green and red script lettering (respectively): "my favorite flowers" "are leaves." There is a label on the bottom of the box printed with the artist's name, Coracle Press, and numbered, and signed by the artist.
16 x 14.5 x 4 cm.
130 Corner, Philip
unspecified


unspecified


The piece of reality for today.
n.d.
no. 2/80
Cardboard box with a label attached to its lid on which is printed an illustration of a white circle on a black background, the artist's name, the title of the piece, and "Edition Hundertmark." Attached to the inside of the lid is a long, folded strip of paper with a series of annotations. There is a round mirror at the bottom of the box.
11 x 11 x 3.2 cm.
box
139 Cox, Ken
unspecified


A permutational clock.
n.d.
Clock fashioned from a hexagonal piece of flat wood (27 x .6 x 23.4 cm.) painted with blue and white stripes. To this is fixed a visible brass wheel mechanism for rotating three hands, each featuring two capital letters welded to either end of their respective bars (thus "A - R," "S - I," and "T - D"). Behind it a small electric motor is attached to run the mechanism. A white (4 x 6 inch) index card is taped to the back with this message hand-written in ink: "A PERMUTATIONAL CLOCK By Ken Cox-England WHICH SPELL ASTRID(FURNIVALS) NAME."
27 x 13 x 23.4 cm.
Part 10 (Dana-Etlinger)
box
139 Dana, Llys
unspecified


unspecified


Mail art is no label!
Syke, Germany : Le Point d'Ironie, Llys Dana Prod., 1982
Pasteboard box with a sickle and the number 666 stamped on the exterior lid. Stamped on the interior lid are the words, "Le point d'ironie." Inside are 83 works, mostly on paper using one of the following media: rubber stamp, photography, pen and ink, marker, photomechanical reproduction. Certain pieces incorporate one of the following items: plastic whistle, packet of sugar, Q-tip.
31 x 22 cm.
box
140 Davies, Hugh and Furnival, John
unspecified


Feely-box.
1970
Wood box painted in black enamel, with a framed aluminum opening featuring a layer of soft, dark gray foam slit down the middle. Exploration through the slit by hand (or eyes) reveals a number of tactile objects, textures, or other items contained inside. Accompanying the piece is an envelope containing a manuscript note reading: "'FEELY-BOX' - 1970 - joint work by John Furnival + Hugh Davies, originally part of the environmental exhibition 'Dorothy' which happened in the summer of 1970 in the Bear Lane Gallery, Oxford."
30.6 x 24 x 20.8 cm.
box
145 Dietmann, Erik
unspecified


Project.
Remscheid, Germany : Vice-Versand, ca. 1969
Laminated piece of graph paper cut into the shape of an isosceles triangle. The bottom right corner of both sides is stamped "Etc*." A string attached to the top point allows it to be hung.
16.6 x 22.7 cm.
box
142 Dittborn, Eugenio
unspecified


The Maine question is the main question.
1983
Brown paper mailer envelope with a printed blown-up mug shot image of a suspect named Maria Rosa Cevedo Cordova, with information in Spanish describing her as "La Vieja, Cuca," who offers herself as a washer woman or clothes seller. Inside are four rolls of exposed 35mm photographic film on which are written in silver ink the following messages in block letters: [sic] "THE MAINE QUESTION IS THE MAIN QUESTION\ANYMORE QUESTIONS?\YES. WHICH IS THE MAIN DISTANCE? THE MAIN DISTANCE IS THE DISTANCE FROM HERE TO ETERNITY." "THE MAINE THING, A FILM BY EUGENIO DITTBORN (CHILE).\MAINE, MAINE, WHY DO YOU LEAVE ALONE? THAT IS THE MAINE QUESTION FOR ME.\ MAINE, MAINE, WHERE ARE YOU? THAT IS THE MAINE QUESTION FOR ME." "TELL ME, WHAT DO YOU MAINE? I MAINE THIS IS THE END.\SANTIAGO DE CHILE, 28/V/83.\" "ARE YOU STILL MINE? THAT IS THE MINE QUESTION FOR ME.\IF YOU ARE NOT MINE ANYMORE THEN YOU ARE NOT MAINE ANYMORE? THAT IS NOT THE MAIN QUESTION ANYMORE\WHICH IS THE MAINE QUESTION, THEN?"
39.7 x 29.7 cm.
box
143 Duchamp, Marcel
unspecified


unspecified


Boite: series C.
Paris, France : s.n., 1958
Wooden case covered in gray cloth containing 71 miniature replicas and colored reproductions of works by Duchamp. Printed labels give name of work, date, and owner of the original. It was first issued in 1941 as "The box in a valise."
40 x 38 x 9 cm.
box
144 Duchamp, Marcel (after)
unspecified


Le mug racque.
United States? : s.n., s.d.
A structure composed of welded and bolted metal strips; four round horizontal bands fastened to four curving vertical ribs. The three upper bands have projecting hooks for hanging items (such as cups). Title written on paper tag in black marker; statement of responsibility added to tag in black ballpoint. Tag attached to the object with string. Note: purchased by Brown in a store (see her oral history).
59 cm. (height)
box
145 Duchamp, Marcel (after?)
unspecified


Rotorelief no. 8: Cerceaux.
n.d.
Clear plastic (.3 cm. thick) circle with a piece of tan paper glued to its surface on which are printed concentric circles, and on the periphery the title of the piece: "ROTORELIEF NO. 8 - CERCEAUX - MODELE DEPOSE." This is attached to a small electric motor with a metal L-shaped brace for mounting to a stable surface.
20.5 cm. (diameter); ca. 18 x 11 x 7 cm. (mounting)
Note: installed in Shaker Seed House ceiling by Maciunas; see Schwarz: Complete works of Duchamp (1970), p. 330 (ill.), 499-500.
145 Ehrenberg, Felipe
unspecified


Minimimeofolio.
1971-1972
Hand-made cardboard box lined with black and wood-grain-simulating plastic and hinged with transparent tape. Inside are several items: hand-colored post cards, paper constructions, prints, a feminine napkin and disposable bag, wooden matches mounted on cardboard, a portfolio of printed matter, and a long paper booklet (33 x 10.1 cm.) with a typewritten narrative about the circumstances surrounding the creation of the piece.
34.5 x 2.3 x 21.5 cm.
145 Ehrenberg, Felipe
unspecified


Alphabet cards.
n.d.
no. 19/50
A set of seventy cards (ca. 6.5 x 5 cm. each), hand-cut from white card stock and stenciled in black ink with the capital letters of the Spanish alphabet, each uniquely printed with its own design. The set is kept inside a dark purple cigarette-type box, signed and numbered by the artist on the recto. The letter "P" is stenciled in silver spray paint on the verso of the box.
7.5 x 2.2 x 5.5 cm. (box)
box
146 Etlinger, Amelia
[Untitled work].
n.d.
A rag-like cloth, stained in gray and red, tied with a wide pink tinted flowered lace (5 cm.)
ca. 23 x 1 x 11.5 cm.
[No image available.]
146 Etlinger, Amelia
unspecified


unspecified


[Flower, love, Jean].
n.d.
Bundled pieces of pink, yellow and orange fabric, frayed at all edges and tied with a piece of rolled orange fabric. The bundle opens to reveal a yellow cloth flower onto which are sown strings, beads, and pieces of tissue paper with these words written on them "FLOWER," "LOVE," and "JEAN." Mailer envelope kept adjacent, no postmark.
ca. 17 x 4 x 12 cm.
146 Etlinger, Amelia
unspecified


[Dialogue of love].
n.d.
Construction of dried leaves and flowers, glue, beads, post card, string, green and yellow tissues, netting, button, a piece of white paper with the typed words: "A DIALOGUE OF LOVE JEAN AND AMELIA BUTTERFLY AND (hand-written) flower." Kept inside a gift box, the top of which has a piece of paper ripped off, on the tear of which these words are hand-written: "a dialogue of love."
17 x 3.2 x 11.5 (box)
146 Etlinger, Amelia
[Flower, love, butterfly, Jean].
ca. 1982
Loose construction of dried leaves and flowers, paper, threads, fabric, beads, papers with hand-written words on them such as : "flower," "love," "butterfly," "Jean," and "what holds up the tree." Kept in original mailer, postmarked 1982.
ca. 19 x 2 x 12 (mailer)
[No image available.]
146 Etlinger, Amelia
[JeanBrown].
ca. 1980
Gold foil gift box with folded handwritten pieces of paper, dried flowers and leaves sprinkled over them. The top has a piece of the foil ripped off, and on that tear these letters are hand-written: "JEANBROWN." Kept in original mailer, postmarked 1980.
6.5 x 2.4 x 5 cm. (box)
[No image available.]
146 Etlinger, Amelia
[There's a package for you Jean Brown].
n.d.
Construction of dried twigs (Puss willows) tinted pink, pink paper, green cellophane, and rubber band, placed inside a yellow gift box. The box top has a label attached with the printed message: "There's a package for you JEAN BROWN ARCHIVE from Amelia." Kept in original mailer, postmark illegible.
5.5 x 2.5 x 20.7 cm. (box)
[No image available.]
146 Etlinger, Amelia
[My flower].
n.d.
Shallow white gift box enclosing a construction of dried flowers, papers, post card, tissue, threads, and lace.
20 x 2.2 x 31 cm. (box)
[No image available.]
146 Etlinger, Amelia
[Untitled work].
postmarked 1979
Manila mailer envelope containing a construction of tied together cardboard, paper, cloth, beads, string and yarns.
ca. 23 x 2 x 31 cm.
[No image available.]
146 Etlinger, Amelia
[Untitled work].
n.d.
Collapsed cardboard box covered with flowered wrapping paper and tied with red yarn and a dried flower.
ca. 24 x 3 x 28 cm.
[No image available.]
box
147 Etlinger, Amelia
[Love from the sea.]
n.d.
Silver foil gift box taped over with metallic silver duct tape and a label attached made of paper stained with aquamarine ink on which is written: "JEAN BROWN ARCHIVE, U.S.A." with torn edges. On the tears these words are hand-written: "LOVE FROM THE SEA, AMELIA." Inside there is a bundle made of paper towel tissues and organic matter, tied with string and a small golden chain, apparently unopened.
ca. 16 x 5.5 x 15.5 cm. (box)
[No image available.]
147 Etlinger, Amelia
[Summer moves on, August 4, 1981].
1981
Open silver gift box inside of which there is a paper message with these words written on it: "The Summer moves on. August 4, 1981." The paper is wrapped in wax paper, tied with fabric and organic threads and weed seed stalks. The whole is nested is a bed of fabric, threads, stuffing, dried organic matter, pine needles, tissues, Christmas garland, and other soft materials, all of it topped with a folded scrap of embossed gold foil wrapping paper.
15.2 x 6.5 x 15.2 cm.
[No image available.]
147 Etlinger, Amelia
[Tell Jean I feel her contact].
n.d.
Black and gold jewel box containing a construction of wire and paper flowers, and beads, covered by a piece of scrap paper with the typed words: "TELL JEAN I FEEL HER CONTACT LOVE MIRELLAMELIA." A small envelope accompanies the box, containing a note card handwritten with the overlapping words "happy birthday jean brown."
5.5 x 1.8 x 5.5 cm.
[No image available.]
147 Etlinger, Amelia
unspecified


[In the new year love a flower].
1980
Folded white artist paper, pink and green cloth with frayed edges, and pink threads arranged and sewn in an intricate construction of ties and knots that, labeled along the bottom edge with these words: "IN THE NEW YEAR LOVE A FLOWER JEANAMELIA 1980."
ca. 26 x 68 cm.
147 Etlinger, Amelia
Jean Brown archive valentine hearts and flowers.
ca. 1980
Construction of folded and nested papers, cellophane, green tissues, lace, cloth, red foil hearts, organic matter, masking tape, and threads, entitled: "JEAN BROWN ARCHIVE VALENTINE HEARTS AND FLOWERS."
ca. 25 x 26 cm.
[No image available.]
147 Etlinger, Amelia
Song of praise, petal rose as I sing earth.
n.d.
Construction nested inside a shallow cardboard box made of white and dark pink construction papers, frayed gray and red cloth, silver, white and black threads, black hairs, and organic matter. Inside the folds are words typed on silver foil pieces: "SONG OF PRAISE - PETAL ROSE AS I SING EARTH."
ca. 10 x 13.5 cm.
[No image available.]
box
148 Etlinger, Amelia
[Untitled work].
1983
Gold, silver, and blue gift box inside of which is a glued construction of paper, plastic, frayed gold ribbon, dried flowers, rubber stamps, plastic bird figure, handwritten notes, all nestled inside dark pink tissue paper. A post card valentine addressed to Jean Brown is laid on top. Accompanying the box is a typed and hand-written letter from the artist to Jean Brown referring to her own 50th birthday and thanking Jean for a gift sweater received, n.d.
24.6 x 4.6 x 19 cm.
[No image available.]
148 Etlinger, Amelia
[Rose be as the sun].
n.d.
Shallow cardboard box with cover decorated with glue, dark brown lace, cloth and wire flowers, weed stalks, paper, gold sparkles, and beads. Inside, laid in beige tissue paper, are a gift card, inscribed with the hand-written message: "the rose be as the sun," and a two-sided cardboard construction of glue, pink and mauve tinted netting, cloth and wire flowers, weed seeds, paper, organic matter, and a necklace of pearl beads, under and through which can be seen the same hand-written inscription.
ca. 18 x 2 x 20 cm.
[No image available.]
148 Etlinger, Amelia
[Untitled work].
n.d.
Thin sheet of Styrofoam wrapped in loose-weave burlap and tied with burlap threads, and a piece of gold plastic tape.
ca. 12 x 37 cm.
[No image available.]
148 Etlinger, Amelia
[Untitled work].
n.d.
A bundle of dark green netting containing layers of fabric, dried flowers, tissues with hand-written notes, buttons, threads, organic matter, beads, and other soft items, all stitched together along the edge with yellow cotton yarn. A vertical slit cut across the center of the bundle offers access to the layers of material inside.
ca. 10 x 2 x 10 cm.
[No image available.]
148 Etlinger, Amelia
[Untitled work].
n.d.
Construction of cardboard, bundled and nested red, purple, and gray yarns, threads, organic matter, cloth flower, ribbons, and paper, all tied together forming a loose box.
ca. 18 x 12 x 18 cm.
[No image available.]
box
149 Etlinger, Amelia
[Flower, heaven, butterfly, rose, earth].
1983
White cardboard gift box reconstructed with brown packing tape, containing white tissue padding. On this are a folded pink and green hand-tinted white cloth with frayed edges (ca. 64 x 54 cm.) and decorated with stitching, beads, a dried flower, lace, and colored threads, featuring the printed words "flower," "heaven," "butterfly," "rose," and "earth." Also decorated with a cardboard, paper, and string construction printed with hearts, butterflies, and flowers, featuring a note from the artist to "Jean Brown Archive."
38 x 3 x 24.6 (box)
[No image available.]
box
150 Etlinger, Amelia
Sky a blue rose.
n.d.
Blue gift box from England's department store of Pittsfield, Massachusetts containing white tissue and a green nylon cord tied in knots, on which lies a "tapestry poem" entitled "Sky A Blue Rose." This consists of a yellowish white ribbed cloth with frayed edges (ca. 91 x 95 cm.) stitched with a pattern of blue, pink, and metallic pink threads, and blue and pink netting. It is topped with a blue and pink cloth flower attached at top center with a piece of card stock featuring the words "SKY A BLUE ROSE" typed on pieces of silver foil, wrapped in a mauve sheer cloth. Accompanying the piece is a folded sheet of paper (33 x 46 cm.) that describes and lays out the stitching plan for the cloth.
24 x 5 x 38 cm. (box)
[No image available.]
box
151 Etlinger, Amelia
My summer rose.
1985
Department store gift box, decorated and painted with dark pink paint enclosing a construction titled "My summer rose 1985," made of a sheer flower-printed mauve cloth, threads, paper, and dried flower, wrapped around a wad of paper and organic matter, the whole of which is laid in a nest of crumpled white tissue balls. Accompanied by original mailer envelope decorated with gold paint and red stained netting.
37.5 x 2 x 23.5 cm. (box)
[No image available.]
Part 11 (Etlinger-Filliou)
box
288*-289 Etlinger, Amelia
[3 works in 2 boxes].
Images not available.
box
152 Ewald, J.
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unspecified


[Painted phonograph record].
n.d.
no. 7/20
Long playing phonograph record (30 cm. diameter) painted over in white enamel, enclosed inside a cardboard jacket painted over in black enamel, with metallic and wire triangles attached to each side, signed by the artist.
31.5 x 31.5 cm.
box
154 Filliou, Robert
unspecified


unspecified


Ample food for stupid thought.
New York : Something Else Press, Inc., 1965
Wooden box with lid designed to slide out. Title of piece and artist's name printed on lid. Inside box are 93 postcards with banal questions printed on them, such as, "Why did you do that?" "Was it a dream you had, or a vision?" "What if Lenin hadn't lived?" "What do you laugh at?"
12.7 x 17.8 cm.
2 copies, one without wooden box
154 Filliou, Robert
unspecified


Boite optimiste no. 2.
Remscheid, Germany : Vice-Versand, 1968
Wood and metal box with label on exterior lid. Label reads: "Boite optimiste no. 2 / Vive le mariage, à trois." Inside is a black and white photograph of a sex scene involving two men and one woman.
9 x 12 x 2.8 cm.
154 Filliou, Robert
unspecified


Fluxdust.
New York : Fluxus, 1966
Box of transparent plastic with label on exterior lid. Printed on the label is a decorative wreath containing seven coats-of-arms surmounted by a crown, which forms a frame for the following words printed in script: "Fluxdust collected by Robert Filliou." Box contains dust (missing).
12 x 10 x 1 cm.
box
156-157 Filliou, Robert
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unspecified


[Frozen exhibition].
Remscheid, Germany : VICE-Verlag, Oct 1962-Oct 1972
Forty-five small graphics contained in a portfolio shaped like a two-dimensional bowler hat and placed inside a plastic bag and frozen for ten years, then defrosted and opened. Description of exhibition by artist on container verso.
27 x 30 cm.
2 copies
box
153 Filliou, Robert
unspecified


Galerie Legitime.
s.l. : s.n., ca. 1962-1963
An assemblage of seven small objects: 1 black beret, 2 orange boxes containing 2 Franch francs, 1 small round plastic box containing a crumpled sheet of paper on which is typewritten the history of the piece followed by the artist's signature, 1 white box "Hommage a Rimbaud," containing colored vowels, 1 white envelope with fake postage stamp, 1 white envelope with coupage made from leaves of a journal that have been stapled together and cut in the shape of a face.
each piece 26.5 cm. in diameter or smaller.
153 Filliou, Robert
unspecified


unspecified


Hand show.
Villingen: SABA-Studio, 1967
Wooden box with plexiglass cover containing 25 photographs of a hand.
29 x 29 cm.
153 Filliou, Robert
unspecified


Je disais à Marianne.
Cologne, Germany : Herausgegeben von Karl Garstner und Daniel Spoerri, 1965
Edition Mat Mot no. 2; 66/250
Clamshell box of pasteboard covered in black plastic has slip of paper mounted on spine listing author, title and series. The box interior is divided into 6 compartments, each containing 16 cards. Each card is printed with a woodcut image in black on one side and a brief letterpress text in French, German and English on the other.
28 x 28 cm.
box
154 Filliou, Robert
unspecified


unspecified


Je meurs trop.
1977
no. 15/50
Construction brick with two labels attached.
22 x 3 x 11 cm.
Part 12 (Filliou-Fine)
box
158 Filliou, Robert
unspecified


[Joker playing card].
n.d.
Card stock cropped and printed as an ordinary playing card with, (on the recto) a red, black, and gold joker, and (on the verso) an ace of spades. Piece is numbered (37) and signed in blue ink on one corner. The card is contained in a plastic envelope (32.5 x 23.3 cm.) marked with these manuscript notes: "who wants to know what I am and what others take me for" and "From Robert Filliou (as I am and as people take me for)."
18 x 11.5 cm
box
159 Filliou, Robert
unspecified


Leeds: a new card game.
Antibes, France : Arrocaria Editions, n.d.
Wooden box containing materials for playing Leeds: 1 "feel you" deck of 54 cards; 2 black felt eye masks; visor; green felt table cover; plastic rake; pair of armbands; copy of rules. Adhered to the interior lid is a photograph of Filliou and friends playing the game in Flayosc (Var, France) on Feb 21, 1976. The world premier took place at Leeds College of Art on Jun 26, 1969.
32.8 x 37 x 6.7 cm.
box
154 Filliou, Robert
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unspecified


A most curious invention of the gaga yogi.
Berlin, Germany : Edition Hundertmark; no. 3/100, 1970/1976
Wooden box with a clear plastic box glued to the exterior lid. The plastic box contains one nail. The wooden box contains a lot of nails. The title is written by hand on the label of the interior lid. Dated "1970/76" on the bottom of the box.
7.5 x 11.3 x 6.8 cm.
154 Filliou, Robert
unspecified


unspecified


Optimistic box no. 1.
Remscheid, Germany : Vice-Versand, 1968
Square wooden box with labels adhered to the exterior lid and interior lid. Exterior label reads: "Optimistic Box no. 1/ Thank god for modern weapons." Interior label reads: "We don't throw weapons at each other any more./ Robert Filliou." Inside the box is a stone.
11 x 11 x 11 cm.
missing stone
154 Filliou, Robert
unspecified


unspecified


Optimistic box no. 3.
Remscheid, Germany : Vice-Versand, 1968
Wooden chess board that folds into a box, ordinarily to contain chess pieces, but this box is empty. There are labels on exterior and interior lid. Exterior label reads: "Optimistic Box no. 3/ So much the better if you can't play chess." Interior label reads: "You won't imitate Marcel Duchamp./ Robert Filliou"
3 x 12 x 6 cm.
box
153 Filliou, Robert
unspecified


Research on the origin.
Düsseldorf, Germany: Städtische Kunsthalle, 1974
1 scroll with illustration and small booklet. In English, French and German.
30 x 7 cm.
box
154 Filliou, Robert
unspecified


A world of false fingerprints.
1975
no. 93/98
Wooden box without a lid, on the inside bottom of which there is a purple fingerprint and a rubber stamp illustration of a man. A pencil notation on the top and bottom edges titles the piece with the words: "a world of false fingerprints," and "Stravinsky's . . ." A plastic pill bottle with light green Styrofoam disks resembling pills is laid inside. (Note: poster, certificate and announcement housed in box 155 from "Stravinsky's" fingerprint in wooden box.)
16.5 x 4.5 x 16.4 cm.
See also Box 155.
box
155 Filliou, Robert
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unspecified


A world of false fingerprints: companion pieces.
1975
Paper items accompanying piece no. 93/98 housed in box 154: Poster, certificate and announcement from "Stravinsky's" fingerprint in wooden box. The poster is a printed grid of lines forming 100 squares, each framing a fingerprint and the printed name of a famous person, arranged alphabetically. The certificate is a plain photocopied sheet of paper (29.5 x 21 cm.) with a brief explanation of the piece and several named fingerprints. The announcement is a small piece of card stock (14.7 x 10.4 cm.) giving the title, artist's name, date ("Januar + Februar 1975"), and gallery.
42.2 x 42.5 cm. (poster)
See also Box 154.
box
154 Filliou, Robert, Daniel Spoerri and Robert Topor
unspecified


Monsters are inoffensive.
New York : Fluxus, Division of Implosions, Inc., 1967
22 postcards housed in clear plastic box.
16 x 11 cm.
Partial set; Fluxus codex, p. 246; see also Series I Filliou file for many loose postcards.
154 Filliou, Robert and Emmett Williams
unspecified


Au comptoir.
1971
White cotton and rayon table napkin embossed with a flower pattern, printed in black ink with a message explaining the circumstances surrounding the invention of the "SPAGHETTI SANDWICH" "prepared and certified by the co-inventors for the patrons of EAT ART," signed by the authors.
37.5 x 37.5 cm.
154 Fine, Albert M.
unspecified


unspecified


Piece for fluxorchestra.
1966
Plastic box with a transparent lid and a black bottom. Exterior label on lid is a printed theater schematic. Piece's title and artist's name are embedded in the schematic. Inside the box are instructions for 24 performers.
12 x 10 x 1.3 cm.
Part 13 (Finlay-Foreman)
box
291* Finlay, Ian Hamilton
unspecified


unspecified


unspecified


unspecified


Au pair girl.
1968
1 object and 3 prints.
box
164 Finlay, Ian Hamilton
unspecified


unspecified


Earthship.
1965
see Solt, Concrete poetry (1970): p. 206.
Light brown cardboard box with a detachable lid printed with a dark brown design (depictions of the contents) and these words: "earthship, ian hamilton finlay, with hawthorn press, box designed by allistair cant." Inside there is a construction of stiff white paper pieces (ca. 10 cm. wide) printed with a series of words along the bottom edge and stapled together in inverted arcs to form a longer piece.
20.5 x 31 x 11 cm. (box)
box
160, 161-163 Finlay, Ian Hamilton
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unspecified


Homage à Malevich. Corsham, Wiltshire : Openings Press, 1968
Poem which consists of repetitions of the following phrase: "lackblockblackb." This is one of a series of projects based on the work of Ian Hamilton Finlay as interpreted by students of the Bath Academy of Art. This one was interpreted by Angela Wellard. Finlay's original version of this poem appeared in his Rapel, 10 fauve and suprematist poems.
(Note: 4 copies, one of which is a print on paper (29.8 x 29.7) and the others are prints on plexi.)
32 x 32 x 6 cm. or smaller.
box
164 Finlay, Ian Hamilton (?)
unspecified


[Twelve text-tiles].
n.d.
Set of twelve ceramic slabs cut into tiles, embossed with names of herbs and other vegetations of the garden, glazed in rough earth tones.
ca. 11 x 11 cm. (each)
box
165 Fischer, Hervé (ed.)
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unspecified


Art et communication marginale: tampons d'artistes.
1974
Red cloth-covered box housing a set of two black cloth-covered boxes (40.5 x 7.5 x 30.2 each), each containing a large variety of prints, printed and annotated paper pieces by various artists.
Note: book in library with same title.
41.5 x 16.4 x 30.5 cm. (box)
box
167 Fluxus
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unspecified


Flux year box 2.
1966
Wooden box with title printed in various fonts on lid. Inside wooden sections holding various printed items, paper and other objects, a plastic gadget for viewing several 8mm film loops, card sets, and a book of wooden matches with this message printed on the box: "use these matchs [sic] to destroy all art - museums art library's - ready - mades pop . . ." (etc.), among other things.
20.4 x 20.4 x 8.5 cm.
box
166 Fluxus
unspecified


unspecified


Fluxkit.
New York : Fluxus, 1965
Suitcase, labeled "Flux-kit" on the exterior lid. It contains an anthology of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional Fluxus pieces by various Fluxus artists. Designed by George Maciunas in 1964, this work was reproduced many times by other Fluxus artists in the subsequent years.
30.3 x 44.5 x 12.5 cm.
box
167 Fluxus
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unspecified


Fluxus 1.
New York : s.n., 1962-1964
Wooden box, open on one end and stamped "From Dherbey, France", containing 1 volume of ca. 90 graphic works (19 x 21 cm.) by various Fluxus artists. Edited and assembled by George Maciunas, ca. 1962-1964.
Note: two copies that vary somewhat.
21.5 x 5.7 x 24.1 cm. (box)
167 Fluxus
unspecified


Fluxus preview review. 1963
Housed with 2 issues of Kalendar rolle.
Note: 3 copies, one of which is a fragment; the format of Nov. 1961 issue was Maciunas' model for Fluxus preview review; see Fluxus codex, pp. 102-103.
Long scrolled sheets printed on both sides with black and white photographs and text describing Fluxus works and activities, headed on the recto with the words: "Review preview." Two other scrolls accompany these, each an issue of the Kalendar rolle, which are similar pieces denoting other works of art, editions dated 1961, and 1962. Note: the format of the 1961 issue of Kalendar rolle was Maciunas' model for Fluxus preview review; see Fluxus codex, pp. 102-103.
ca. 11.5 x 4.5 cm. (casing)
166.5 x 10 cm. (preview review scroll)
167 Foreman, Richard
unspecified


Dr. Selavy's magic theatre.
n.d.
A man's medium dark brown cotton t-shirt (made by B.V.D.) with a white printed design on the chest depicting an imaginary mechanical contraption, entitled "DR. SELAVY'S MAGIC THEATRE."
ca. 66 x 75 cm.
Part 14 (Frank-Friedman)
box
169 Frank, Peter and Jack Ox
unspecified


unspecified


Neo-Fluxus objet acheté.
n.d.
Rectangular wooden box with a sliding lid to which a label has been attached featuring the message: "Instructions: Put foot in mouth/Anonymous, XX cent./coll: Jean Brown Archive (at least until instructions followed) / from Peter & Jack." Inside there is a chocolate candy bar wrapped in plastic and labeled "Kron Chocolatier, New York." The box is wrapped in a red plastic bag and tin foil.
6.3 x 3.3 x 33.2 cm.
box
167 Friedman, Ken
unspecified


unspecified


Cleanliness flux kit.
1969
Clear plastic box with a sectioned interior the top of which has a printed label attached with the title of the piece over an illustration of a man in a box. Inside there are a selection of small brush heads, a used tube of toothpaste, a glob of toothpaste, and cotton ball.
12 x 2.7 x 9.2 cm.
167 Friedman, Ken
unspecified


Cover, Protective, Individual.
n.d.
Pre-packaged item sealed in a dark grayish olive green cloth cover, pre-printed in white ink with the words: "COVER, PROTECTIVE, INDIVIDUAL," stock and other numbers, and the date: 19, Sept., 1944. The back has the printed message: "NOTE: - This cover is to protect YOU against sprayed blister gasses. WHEN READY TO OPEN PULL HERE." An arrow points to a pull-tab that opens the package.
ca. 10.5 x 2 x 18.5 cm.
167 Friedman, Ken
unspecified


Eingepacktes
Remscheid, Germany : Vice-Versand ca. 1969
Object wrapped in many layers of paper, gauze and string. On an accompanying sheet of paper is a description of how the piece should be unwrapped "a little at a time" and how the person performing this becomes "a sculptor and artist-of-the-home."
6.5 x 6.5 x 14 cm. + 1 sheet of paper
167 Friedman, Ken
unspecified


unspecified


Flux corsage.
1967
Clear plastic box with a printed label attached to the lid depicting the title of the piece in decorative lettering over a 19th century type illustration: a man giving a woman a flower, a small table between them. Inside the box is a small handful of grass, or wheat-like seeds.
12 x 1 x 9.2 cm
box
168 Friedman, Ken
unspecified


unspecified


Friedmanswerk.
Berlin : Edition Hundertmark, 1972
Wooden box with title and publisher stencilled on exterior lid. Box contains printed ephemera and objects by Friedman and others, including a plastic tray, a drinking glass, a package of vitamin C tablets, a piece of plastic grass with text by Alison Knowles, a bag labeled "poem," and a binder with 46 graphic items.
32.2 x 45.2 x 9.7 cm.
box
167 Friedman, Ken
unspecified


Poem.
1972
Common wooden ruler with a shipping label attached to it with string. The label is printed with the word "POEM" on one side and "KEN FRIEDMAN" on the other. That side is addressed to Jean Brown (Springfield, Massachusetts), and has an 8-cent Canadian stamp that has been cancelled, (postmark date illegible.)
ca. 2.7 x .5 x 30.5 cm.
box
169 Friedman, Ken
unspecified


Poem.
1973
Wooden utensil spoon with a shipping label attached to it with string. The label is printed with the words "POEM" and "KEN FRIEDMAN" on one side. The other side is addressed to Jean Brown (Tyringham, Massachusetts), and has two 16-cent USA stamps that have been cancelled, postmark: Jun 5, 1973.
ca. 30 x 2.5 x 8.5 cm.
box
167 Friedman, Ken
unspecified


Sculpture: Futurist wishbone.
1972
Reddish orange rubber strap, forming a v-shape of or like that used in "thong" rubber sandals, with a label attached to it with string. The label is printed with the words "SCULPTURE" and the written words "futurist wishbone KF72" on one side. The other side has the words "KEN FRIEDMAN" printed on it, and is addressed to Jean Brown (Tyringham, Massachusetts), and has two 8-cent USA stamps that have been cancelled (postmark date illegible.) (Note: unedited note found in record: "P. Frank has a sole.")
ca. 21 x 2 x 7 cm.
Part 15 (Friedman-Gappmayr)
box
169 Friedman, Ken
unspecified


unspecified


[Shirt in bag].
n.d.
Man's white cotton short-sleeve shirt with annotations in red ink on the pocket: a heart with an arrow across it and "Promise KF 72," the back is marked with "Dear Jean, I'd give you the shirt off my back" over the artist's signature. The shirt is packed into a cotton bag (ca. 10 x 10 x 21 cm.) with a drawstring and a sewn-on label that is addressed to Jean Brown (Springfield, Massachusetts) and has two 10-cent Canadian stamps, cancelled, (postmark date illegible.)
ca. 68 x 81 cm.
169 Friedman, Ken
unspecified


[White shirt with heart pocket].
n.d.
Man's white polyester and cotton long-sleeve shirt with the shape of a heart cut out of the breast pocket, the inside of which is tinted pink.
(Note: see Ubi Fluxus, p. 328.)
ca. 76 x 73 cm.
box
167 Friedman, Ken
unspecified


[Wooden spoon].
1972
Wood spatula-type spoon with a rubber stamp imprint of the artist's name: "KEN FRIEDMAN" on the handle, addressed to Jean Brown (Springfield, Massachusetts), with a 10-cent Canadian stamp that has been cancelled, (postmark date illegible.)
6.5 x 1 x 20.7 cm.
box
290* Furnival, Astrid
unspecified


unspecified


Dorothy's banners.
1976
box
169 Furnival, Astrid
unspecified


unspecified


unspecified


DUDS/ Wet & dry/ the flags.
Woodchester, Gloucestershire : DUDS, ca. 1978
Woodchester, Gloucestershire : DUDS Box with the words "DUDS/ "WET & DRY" / THE FLAGS" gold stamped on the exterior lid. The box has an interior lid of four hinged triangular sections, each gold stamped with a letter (N, S, E, or W). Inside are 4 banners (31 x 39 cm. each) of light silk with hand-rolled edges and snaps at the top edges for hanging. Each is screen printed with a word (NORTHER, SOUTHER, EASTER, WESTER). Included are 4 color photographs of the banners.
11 x 14 x 4 cm. (box)
box
170 Furnival, John
unspecified


Dorothy's umbrella's dining society for failed artists (D.U.D.S.): Strange menus in strange venues.
n.d.
White ceramic plate printed over in the center with a bird's-eye-view image of an umbrella, in green, blue and yellow, featuring repetitions of the purple letters "D-U-D-S," and along the perimeter printed in purple with the message: "DOROTHY'S UNBRELLA'S DINING SOCIETY for failed artists (D.U.D.S) 'Strange Menus in Strange Venues.'" (Note: see also Dorothy's Umbrellas material in Furnival, Series I)
27 cm. (diameter)
box
309** Furnival, John
unspecified


unspecified


Road sign.
1969
box
310**-311 Furnival, John
unspecified


Vowel screen.
n.d.
Housed in 2 separate boxes
box
172 Galerie im Centre
unspecified


unspecified


unspecified


3 Almanach der Galerie im Centre.
1969
Cardboard box stamped with the title of the piece in red ink. Inside there is a Styrofoam encasement holding what is in essence an exhibition, comprised of 40 prints (all but two measuring 30 x 30 cm.) by the artists that follow:
Anderle, Bayrle, Beuermann, Buchleiter, Budewell, Cassel, Dick, Eirich, Emrich, Garcia, Glasmacher, Groh, Günther, Habben, Hinsch, Huber-Wilkoff, Jäger, Koehler, Lindemann, Löbach, Mätzig, Müller, Nöfer, Ognibeni, Remé, Reus, Rokahr, Schlamp, Singer, Sotrop, Staeck, Tafelmaier, Tuma, Ulrichs, Ullrich, Voth, Walker, Weise, Wierspecker, and Wölbing.
These are accompanied by a standard modern gallery print frame (31 x 31 cm.), and objects by Badura, Dressler, Fongi (item is broken), and Richter. There is also a bound book with text, manuscripts, images, and other printed items by Bächler, Bisinger, Böhmer, Chotjewitz, Derschau, Fichte, Herburger, Jelinek, Kofler, Krichbaum, Krüger, Lenz, Lettau, Rühm, Schmidt, Schmitz, Schnell, Schuldt, Schultz, and Vesper, an audiotape by Schuldt, and a super 8 film by Crozier and Kurth.
The box also contains an incomplete catalog describing the exhibit, along with a catalog price sheet containing a short description of the piece, and two blank postcards pre-printed with the name and address of Versand Bremer, Ostlandstr. One item described in the catalog, a long-playing album entitled "dances" by Gunter Hampel, is lacking.
(Note: A tape recording by Arrigo Lora-Totino was found in the box, but was deemed to be unrelated to the item and is now described separately.)
38 x 61 x 10 cm.
box
170 Gappmayr, Heinz
unspecified


-!.
1966
Wood block with a layer of white paper glued to it on the recto and verso, and painted white on the sides. The recto is printed in the center with a small rectangular horizontal bar followed by an exclamation point (thus "-!"), signed and dated on the verso, with hardware for hanging attached.
15.7 x .9 x 15.5 cm.
Part 16 (Gerlovin-Gerstner)
box
170 Gerlovina, Rimma and Gerlovin, Valeriy
unspecified


Dear Jean! We kiss you.
1981
Oval baked bread item (whole wheat American "English muffin") with two bites taken from it. The top is marked in red letters: "Dear Jean! WE KISS YOU Valery Rimma."
ca. 6.5 x 2.2 x 8 cm.
170 Gerlovina, Rimma and Gerlovin, Valeriy
unspecified


A horse in the shape of a worm.
1977
Sewn black fabric sleeve with loops at each end, embroidered in light green thread with the title of the piece: "A horse in the shape of a worm" (along with the Russian translation of same). Inside the sleeve are scattered several hidden objects, which may or may not be determined by touch (small bottles? pen top? coins? a key?) Sewn at intervals along the top edge are 21 looped pieces of white silk ribbon (ca. 3 cm. wide) each printed in block letters with the words (English and Russian): "NAVEL, THOUGHT, SKIN, LUNG, FAT, NOSTRIL, EXCRETION, NOSTALGIA, INTESTINE, GLANDS, KNEE, BACK, GASTRIC JUICE, THROAT, SEXUAL ORGAN, EARS, PALPITATION, PELVIS, TOE, RIBS, MOUTH."
ca. 4 x 190 cm. (body)
170 Gerlovina, Rimma
unspecified


unspecified


Imagin [sic] this red sphere in a white cube.
1974
Cardboard cube (apparently hollow), covered in red fabric. On two opposing sides are centered pieces of paper attached with hand-written messages: "Imagin [sic] this red sphere in a white cube. Have you? Now turn it over," and "Imagin this white cube in a red sphere. Have you? Now turn it over."
8 x 8 x 8 cm.
170 Gerlovina, Rimma
unspecified


unspecified


Inside me is a sphere.
1974
Cardboard cube covered in a flower print fabric (of dark blue background, and a pattern of red, pink, and green flowers and leaves) with a hinged lid, and inside lined with glossy bright yellowish green paper. On the lid is an attached green paper label with the typewritten title: "Inside me is a sphere." The box contains a yellow cube (wood covered with paper, 3 x 3 x 3 cm.) on one face of which is a typewritten message: "He is a sphere - I'm a cube!"
8 x 8.5 x 8 cm.
170 Gerlovina, Rimma
unspecified


unspecified


NaCl.
1974
Cardboard cube covered in a flower print fabric (of black background, and a pattern of white and yellow flowers) with a hinged lid, and inside lined with glossy yellow paper. On the lid is an attached white paper label with the typewritten title: "NaCl" The box contains two yellow cubes (wood covered with paper, 3 x 3 x 3 cm. each) on one face of each of which is a typewritten label: "NaOH" and "HCl," respectively.
8.5 x 8.5 x 8 cm.
170 Gerlovina, Rimma and Gerlovin, Valeriy
unspecified


Post-ПОЧТА (pochta/mail): Jean Brown issue 82, 1982
Plastic postage stamp roll dispenser inside of which there is a long strip of printed paper with repeating images (2.2 x 3.2 cm. each), emulating postage stamps, titled with words along its frame: "THE GERLOVINS, JEAN BROWN ISSUE 82, POST - IIOYTA, 6K 6K." The small image is that of a figure seated inside a room full of wooden drawers, possibly a woman, wearing a white smock and around the face and head a round rack-like framework similar to Marcel Duchamp's Le mug racque, n.d. (q.v.)
4 x 4 x 3 cm.
170 Gerlovina, Rimma
unspecified


unspecified


Someone has climbed into me!
1974
Cardboard cube covered in a flower print fabric (of dark blue background, and a pattern of white clovers) with a hinged lid, and inside lined with red paper. On the lid is an attached white paper label with the typewritten title: "Someone has climbed into me!" The box contains one white cube (wood covered with paper, 3 x 3 x 3 cm.) on one face of which is a typewritten label: "You just think that!"
8.5 x 8 x 8 cm.
170 Gerlovin, Valeriy
unspecified


Spermatozoid.
1975
Wood, cardboard, and glass display case framed in black paper containing a sculptural piece made of steel screws and hardware. Below it there is a white label printed with the title of the work: "Spermatozoid." The back of the case is signed and dated, and has hardware for hanging attached.
15.3 x 2.4 x 19 cm. (case)
170 Gerlovin, Valeriy
unspecified


Bread insect.
1982
Box of "OHIO BLUE TIP" safety matches with a hand-made label attached to the cover marker featuring a design and these words in black ink : "1982 Valery M. BREAD INSECT Gerlovin 1982." Inside, glued onto a swath of white paint is a spider-like insect made of a dough material.
6.5 x 3.8 x 12.1 cm.
box
292* Gerstner, Karl
unspecified


Collection 64.
1964
Edition Mat, no. 73/100; see also Arp, Man Ray, Soto and Talman
Part 17 (Gerstner-Gosewitz)
box
293* Gerstner, Karl
unspecified


Figured lens for MAT.
n.d.
no. 72/120
box
171 Gerstner, Karl
unspecified


Reserviert für:
Remscheid, Germany : Vice-Versand, ca. 1969
Four pieces of white masonite connected together by hooks. The largest piece is square with a hook screwed in at top-center. The three other pieces (square, square tilted 90 degrees, and round) hook successively onto one another from the main square. The word "res.:" is printed at the top and a dotted line is printed near the bottom of each piece.
18 x 18 cm.
box
174 Gerz, Jochen
unspecified


unspecified


Space (from theory of mobile texts).
n.d.
Board printed in black and white on both sides featuring a glossy image of the word "SPACE" over a large, amorphous blotch shape. There is a rivet through the top, center, as well as the artist's signature and the title of the piece in ink.
31.2 x 29.3 x .3 cm.
box
171 Giersbach, Marilyn
unspecified


WC4 box '83 [10,000].
1983
Glossy red cardboard box with shipping labels attached, from the artist (Brooklyn, NY) to Jean Brown (Tyringham, MA) and reinforced with shipping tape, filled with items, chiefly of paper (most approximating 11 x 15 cm.) in a variety of media, stamped or marked "WC4," and numbered on the verso. Most pieces are also signed and/or addressed on the verso by their respective, individual artists. A moderate yellow printed sheet (25.4 x 21.5 cm.) within explains: "100 artists made 100 originals each, 10,000 total, during February and March, 1983, mailed in boxes to 100 target/caretakers in an (unsolicited) mail concept exhibition. You have no obligations whatsoever."
13.2 x 7 x 18.2 cm. (box)
171 Giersbach, William
unspecified


Pencil.
1975
Black pencil shape (used pencil painted black) attached to a paper strip cut out in the shape of and painted to resemble a red pencil; creating this reversal: the pencil is a shadow/the shadow is an image of a pencil. Signed and dated by the artist on the verso.
1.5 x 12.5 cm.
box
173 Giersbach, William
[Mirror].
1975
Mirror enclosed in a hand-painted metal frame containing two typescripts of mythological/philosophical quotations about reflections, laid out inside the face of the glass surface. On the verso the artist signed, dated (1975), and dedicated the work to Jean Brown, and also provides citations for the sources of the quotes.
23 x 33.4 x .8 cm.
[No image available.
173 Giersbach, William (?)
unspecified


[Painted book].
n.d.
Hardback book opened down the middle and painted over in latex: yellow on the body and red on the cover boards and spine. The faint black outline of a hand is visible on the left page. The front board contains this title: POETICS OF SPACE / GASTON BACHELARD.
21.5 x 34 x 3.5 cm.
box
171 Gormley, Tom
unspecified


Red file cabinet.
1970
Thin cardboard box professionally printed with the image of a three-tiered red office file cabinet on one face, inside of which is an attached socket for a small light bulb, with an attendant white electrical wire and plug.
10 x 4.5 x 7.6 cm.
box
173 Gosewitz, Ludwig
unspecified


unspecified


Erinnerungen: Objekte 1968-1969 vierter und letzter teil (Afrikanischer Karton).
Berlin : Edition Hundertmark, 1974
Hundertmark, no. 004 of 25
Box with title and name of publisher printed on exterior lid. Inside are 16 objects, including paper, glass, wood, metal, foam and plastic. Includes screenprinted sheet with colophon and contents.
32 x 32 cm
173 Gosewitz, Ludwig
unspecified


Marihuana.
Berlin : Edition Hundertmark, 1972
Hundertmark, no. 6/50
Transparent plastic box containing 30 slides in plastic mounts. Small label affixed to each slide with slide number printed on it. Includes folded sheet of paper printed with name of photographer, title, imprint and subject of each slide.
6 x 6 x 17 cm.
Part 18 (Grimes-Harding)
box
171 Grimes, B. Greg, Sharits, Paul, and Thompson, Dave
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unspecified


Flux paper games: rolls and folds.
1969
Clear and blue plastic box, with a printed label attached to the lid featuring two costumed figures stretching out a banner with the title of the piece: "flux Paper Games: Rolls And Folds by B. Grimes Greg & paul sharits & dave thompson." [sic] Inside are several pieces of printed paper or plastic rolls, and card stock attributed to the artists, all dated 1966, titled "UNROLLING SCREEN PIECE," "UN ROLL," "BAG TRICK," "SOUND FOLD," "PULL/GLUE," and "PULL FOLD," along with seven yellow, red, and blue common glass marbles.
13 x 18 x 5 cm.
171 Groh, Klaus
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unspecified


Contructed wood face.
1983
Construction of wood, plastic, glue, red paint, rubber stamps, and ink, formed to resemble an abstract face, containing a yellow button (for an eye) with the word "try" written on it. The verso has an embedded metal loop for hanging and is signed by the artist in pencil.
12.5 x 9 x 1.8 cm.
171 Groh, Klaus
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unspecified


Mail-art nude.
n.d.
Brown plastic frame encasing a miniature black and white photographic image of a seated nude woman adorned with a wreath of flowers around her chest, signed on the recto by the artist. The verso is titled "MAIL-ART NUDE K. Groh" over a backing printed in German and a small stamp of a flower with the words: "Einfach Schutzfolie abziehen!"
8.9 x 6.5 x .4 cm.
box
173 Groh, Klaus
Objects in the shape of a face.
1983
Assemblage of particleboard, pencils, bottle caps, kitchen strainer, wire, paint, and rubber stamps of two birds in flight and the word "TRY," signed by the artist on the recto and verso. (Note: the particleboard is slightly cracked and bent.)
ca. 28 x 18.5 x 2 cm.
[No image available.]
box
171 Groh, Klaus
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unspecified


[Rubber stamped woodblock].
1979
Wood block with purple rubber stamp impressions on the recto: "Büchersendung," "TRY," "WHOEVER IS CREATIVE, LIVES, © KLAUS GROH," and a cartoon character, signed in pencil by the artist. The verso is inscribed in black ink: "Special edition for Jean Brown Loves [sic] yours Klaus."
12 x 9.2 x 1.6 cm.
171 Groh, Klaus
unspecified


unspecified


[Rubber stamped woodblock].
n.d.
Wood scrap with purple rubber stamp impressions on the recto: "Büchersendung," "o.k.," "WHOEVER IS CREATIVE, LIVES, © KLAUS GROH," "TRY," signed in red ink by the artist. The verso is inscribed in red ink: "For Dick yours Klaus" and has the artist's address label attached to it.
15 x 9.5 x 1.2 cm.
171 Groh, Klaus
unspecified


Try to try.
1975
Common metal and glass picture frame encasing a piece of black cardboard attached to which is a cut and pasted illustration of a figure driving a manually driven three-wheeled vehicle. Under this there is a green plastic strip embossed with the message: "TRY TO TRY." Signed in white grease pen by the artist on the recto. The verso has the artist's address label attached to it.
9 x 6.5 x 1.2 cm.
box
173 Gut, Elisabetta
unspecified


unspecified


The book of the ear (of corn).
s.l. : s.n., 1980
Box with exterior label printed with the following message: "Warning! If you want to open the box, pull where is the white O. But do not take off many times the book-object and handle it with care because the work is liable to deteriorate." Inside is the book object, consisting of three leaves of cream-colored heavy paperstock, each folded in half. One of the sheets surrounds the other two like a jacket. Each leaf has two adjacent rectangular cutouts measuring 11.5 x 5.2 cm. with one centimeter of paper between them. Pieces of grain are attached at various points on the book, creating cross-hatched patterns. The title is written in pencil on the verso of the last leaf.
leaves 21.5 x 21.7 x 1.5 cm., in box 22.8 x 23.5 x 3.8 cm.
box
171 Kunst, H. E.
unspecified


Prolegomena zu jede ferner Kunstgeschichte.
n.d.
Miniature brown cardboard portfolio with a magazine photograph (a man counting bullet holes on a white target wall) pasted on its face, and a streak of red paint across the overlapping flap. The top of the lid is printed with block letters: "KUNST EH." Inside there is a book made of the fragments of heavily cropped signatures of a richly illustrated book (entitled "Art Through the Ages," by Helen Gardner) bound with two brass brads. A cover sheet is laid over the original title page with the hand-written title: "Prolegomenon to any further History of Art," crossed out with red ink and replaced with the German translation; the title of the piece.
ca. 11.5 x 16 x 3 cm.
171 Harding, Mary
unspecified


Photo.
1973
Five small white cardboard boxes, nested one inside the other, in descending sizes (down to 4.1 x 4.1 x 2.8 cm.) Each contains at its base a black and white close-up photograph of the face of a clock set to approximately 11:00 o'clock, with the exception of the smallest photograph, which is a long shot of a clock tower, possibly the same clock as the close-up pictured on the bottom of the first and largest box. The bottom of the outside box is stamped "MARY HARDING PHOTO" and dated "M.H. '73."
8 x 8 x 3 cm. (outside box)
Part 19 (Hatch-Hendricks)
box
171 Hatch, Luca (age 8)
[Present to his grandfather].
1982
Orange marmalade jar without lid, stuffed inside an annotated brown paper bag.
12 cm. (tall)
[No image available.]
box
175 Held, John
unspecified


unspecified


Card catalog.
n.d.
Light wood standard, four drawer library catalog card cabinet filled with cards, each printed with rubber stamp messages, images, and letters. A buff cardboard label is attached to the top right hand side printed with these words: "79. JOHN HELD, JR. Utica, CARD CATALOG, mixed media, The artist invites you to look through the cards."
44 x 35 x 32.5 cm.
see also Series I
box
176 Held, John
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Total art matchbook.
n.d.
Buff yellow cardboard box containing a set of 12 white matchbooks, lined up in a slotted holder. Each match is individually decorated with a small swatch of (colored or printed) paper glued onto the back, and printed with a variety of rubber stamped texts and images throughout. (Two variant copies in holdings.)
21 x 8.2 x 6.3 cm.
box
177 Held, John
unspecified


Total art matchbook.
n.d.
White, paper wrapped cardboard box containing 47 ordinary store-bought matchbooks each individually decorated with a small swatch of (colored or printed) paper glued onto the back and printed with a variety of rubber stamped texts and images throughout. Items were possibly in preparation or not used in the production of other objects by the artist.
9.5 x 17 x 4 cm. (box)
box
178 Hendricks, Bici
unspecified


Egg/time event.
1967
Plaster cube with red ink rubber stamp markings on the top: "EGG/TIME EVENT, ONE HEN EGG, DO NOT OPEN, FOR 100 YEARS, FEB 22 1967."
ca. 9.3 x 9.8 x 9.5 cm.
box
312** Hendricks, Bici
unspecified


Friday book of white noise.
n.d.
box
178 Hendricks, Geoffrey
unspecified


All American safety matches.
1973
Box of used (burned) wooden matches with a printed orange and beige label featuring a football player and the words "All American Safety Matches" manufactured by the Universal Match Corp. St Louis, Mo. This has been overlaid in white letters with the words "FLUX" and "Geoff Hendricks, 1973." The box is held in a plastic box.
3.8 x 5.8 x 1.8 cm.
box
294* Hendricks, Geoffrey
unspecified


unspecified


Flux divorce box.
1973
box
178 Hendricks, Geoffrey
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unspecified


Flux reliquary.
1970
Plastic box with a label affixed to the top featuring a black and white photographic image of a crown-jewel-like object on which is overlaid the title of the piece and artist's name. Inside, the box is subdivided and labeled according to the contents of each section. These are a series of quasi-religious, numbered "Flux relics," such as: "Sweat of Lucifer from the heat of Hell," which labels a small bottle containing an amber liquid; and "Fragment of rope by which Judas Iscariot hung himself," which labels a coiled piece of telephone wire, etc.
11.8 x 9.2 x 2.6 cm.
box
179 Hendricks, Geoffrey
unspecified


Picnic garbage placemat.
1973
White oilcloth printed with a black and white photographic image of a paper plate, banana peels and assorted garbage thrown on a patch of grass.
35.5 x 42.5 cm.
Part 20 (Hendricks-Hutchins)
box
178 Hendricks, Geoffrey and Brian Buczak
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unspecified


The wisdom of the money for food lady.
s.l. : Money for Food Press, 1978
Cardboard box with title of piece printed on label on exterior lid. Inside is bent metal umbrella handle with tag tied to it. Tag reads: "Brian Geoff Hendricks picture collection ; 18 / This object found on March 2, 1978."
handle 24 cm., in box 25.3 x 25.3 cm.
178 Henry, Maurice
unspecified


Le petit incendiaire.
Cologne, Germany : Herausgegeben von Karl Gerstner und Daniel Spoerri, 1965
Edition Mat Mot; 57/100
Clamshell pasteboard box covered in black plastic, with author, title and series printed on slip of paper attached to spine. The box interior is lined with red felt. It contains a bit of crumpled newspaper, straw, sticks, an ampule containing a clear fluid (gasoline?) together with a file to open it, a book of matches, a box of matches, a lighter. Title of piece printed on card.
28 x 28 cm.
box
295* Herzfeld, Anatol
unspecified


Rapsfeld.
1971
box
296* Hewett, Cpt. William
Map of the North Sea (reprint?)
n.d.
Showing locations of lighthouses, published 1842-1865.
[No explanation or artwork seems associated with this item. No image available.]
box
178 Hill, Ed and Suzanne Hill
unspecified


Manual invitation.
1975
Wood piece with a hole cut out of the center, annotated in blue ink with red and blue rubber stampings, elaborating, in essence, an invitation to Jean Brown to come to lunch or dinner at any of several dates/times offered, an emphasis being placed on the word "MANUAL". In the center hole is a small plastic box inside of which there is a nondescript brownish substance. The whole of the piece is enclosed in a white cardboard mailer stamped with the word "MANUAL."
20.2 x 23.3 x 1.4 cm.
178 D S H (Dom Sylvester Houédard)
unspecified


Spring: for Ian and Sue.
1966
Wood box with detached lid, all covered with brown mailing tape. The opening is covered with a plastic sheet. Inside the bottom of the box is lined with a white card which has six coiled pieces cut out and pulled up to create crude springs, each of these holds one of the typed letters comprising the word "spring." On one side is a typed message, printed in stacked, vertical fashion, as in concrete poetry: "for ian & sue dsh 251266."
21.2 x 12 x 3.5 cm.
box
181 Howeg, Thomas (ed.)
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unspecified


[Collection of works],
1972
Gray cardboard box with Hungarian postage and customs stamps, labels addressed to Jean Brown (Tyringham) and from "Edition Galerie Howeg," additionally one printed label in red with the words: "Büchersendung Nicht werfen!" There is also a label attached to the inside lid with a typed message reading: "DANKE FUER THRE TREUE UND IHR INTERESSE AN DER EDITION HOWEG IM JAHRE 1972," signed by the editor. The box contains nine prints, and other pieces, (including a yellow plastic object resembling a coat hanger) printed by several artists including Uell Berger, Charly Wüllner, and Eric Andersen.
19 x 19 x 2.5 cm.
box
297* Huisman, Hetty
unspecified


unspecified


Between foreword and the end.
1983
box
181 Edition Hundertmark
unspecified


Catalog.
1970-1971
Pre-printed food product box (Hol-grain salted whole wheat wafer-ets, product of Golden Grain of Seattle, Washington) containing 36 copies of a rolled strip of paper (8 x 67 cm.) printed in black and white with photographs, illustrations and descriptions of works by Beuys, Brus, Filliou, Friedman, Gosewitz, Knizak, Rhm, Muehl, Nitsch, Schmit, and Vautier.
8.4 x 22 x 5.7 cm.
box
178 Hutchins, Alice
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Jewelry fluxkit. 1968
New York : Fluxus
Plastic box with title of work and artist's name on label affixed to exterior lid. Inside are springs, bells, 1 ferrite magnet.
6.5 x 6.5 x 5 cm.
2 copies.
Part 21 (Interdada-Kaprow)
box
180 Interdada Group San Francisco
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Interdada kit 84.
1984
Cardboard box painted with black, white, orange, pink, and other enamels, decorated with stamps, and labeled: "INTER DADA 84 KIT" fashioned with a nylon rope handle into a briefcase-like carrier with a nylon strip latch. Inside is a collection of clippings, printed pieces, posters, a t-shirt, and other assorted items from the INTER-DADA '84 festival of San Francisco.
With poster.
32 x 47 x 8 cm.
box
181 Johnson, Ray
unspecified


[Bicycle handle grip].
n.d.
Black bicycle handle grip, the inside of which is filled with sawdust-like dust and fragments, embedded along its outside ridges with scale-like fungi. A mailer manila envelope addressed "FOR CAROL BERGE CHELSEA HOTEL" accompanies the handle, as well as a hand-written note in red crayon that reads: "Carol, naturally, this object has a story. Ray." The back of the note is a photocopy of a line drawing of a man with annotations of the dimensions of his body, possibly scrap paper.
ca. 11.5 x 2.8 cm.
181 Jones, Andrew
unspecified


Deck of cards.
1979
Boxed set of playing cards, each designed by 54 British artists, accompanied by the catalog description. It states in part: "In 1976, Christian Neffe of the JPL Gallery in London commissioned fifty-four leading British artists each to produce a picture representing a different card from a conventional pack of playing-cards, choosing as far as possible a card appropriate to the style of the individual painter concerned . . . The resulting exhibition, which became known as The Deck of Cards, was enthusiastically received . . . On seeing the show, a London collector, Andrew Jones, bought the entire collection and, with the consent of the contributing artists, produced from it a pack of playing cards for sale through gallery shops and elsewhere." (Two copies, one set in the original wrapping.)
The artists represented are: Adrian Heath (1920- ), Suzi Malin (1951- ), John Hoyland (1934- ), Kim Lim (1936- ), Bernard Cohen (1933- ), Tom Phillips (1937- ), Alan Davie (1920- ), Derek Hirst (1930- ), John Furnival (1933- ), Paul Huxley (1938- ), Peter Kinley (1926- ), Philip Sutton (1928- ), David Hockney (1937- ), Jack Smith (1928- ), William Turnbull (1922- ), Joe Tilson (1928- ), Howard Hodgkin (1932- ), Bert Kitchen (1940- ), Patrick Heron (1920- ), John Spence (1944- ), Harry Thubron (1915- ), Knighton Hosking (1944- ), Maggi Hambling (1945- ), Patrick Hughes (1939- ), Allen Jones (1937- ), Cecil Collins (1908- ), Paul Feiler (1918- ), Prunella Clough (1919- ), John Plumb (1927- ), Ian Stephenson (1934- ), Marc Vaux (1932- ), Robyn Denny (1930- ), Bill Jacklin (1943- ), Stephen Buckley (1944- ), Richard Smith (1931- ), Antony Frost (1951- ), Peter Schmidt (1931- ), David Inshaw (1943- ), Patrick Caulfield (1936- ), Keith Milow (1945- ), Julian Cooper (1947- ), Tess Jaray (1937- ), Anthony Benjamin (1931- ), Conroy Maddox (1912- ), Boyd (1944- )/Evans (1945- ), Rita Donagh (1939- ), Sandra Blow (1925- ), Terry Frost (1915- ), Ian Breakwell (1943- ), Joseph Herman (1911- ), Evan Charlton (1904- ), Patrick Procktor (1936- ), Antony Donaldson (1939- ), Anthony Green (1939- ), Kenneth Martin (1905), and Tim Whitmore (1944- ).
9 x 7.3 x 2.5 cm. (boxed set)
box
182 Jones, Joe
unspecified


Flux food for GM.
1982
no. 13/15
Wooden board fixed with two eyehooks and string for hanging, printed in black ink with the words: "FlUx FOOD FOR GM" and signed by the artist. A small music box mechanism is screwed to the upper right hand corner. The whole of this framing serves to support a sheet of clear and metallic gold plastic (18 x 31 cm.) that is pre-shaped to hold an assortment of chewable, colorfully wrapped candies and gum, chiefly of German manufacture.
(Note: some oil-like bleeding to the wrappers has occurred in two items (LustigeTiere and El Gaucho) and cracking is observed in the two unwrapped pink wads: one to the right of LustigeTierre, and the other one the last of the small, unwrapped red balls, at the bottom of the "seven" shaped row. Recommended it be moved to cold storage, October 2001.)
24.3 x 40.5 x 3 cm.
box
185 Jones, Joe
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Flux music box
1965
White plastic box, with a hinged lid to which is attached a printed label featuring several combined gear mechanisms and the loose letters "f l u x m u s i c b o x b y j o e j o n e s," from which two metal winds protrude which are attached to music box mechanisms inside. The mechanisms are altered (that is, some keys are broken off) so as to produce random, disjointed music, especially so when both are played simultaneously.
9.2 x 11.8 x 2.6 (box proper)
box
183 Jones, Joe
unspecified


Music machine xylophone.
Berlin : Edition Hundertmark, 1976
Hundertmark, no. 2/20
Stored in a pasteboard box, 13 Hohner-Lyrica metal tubes set in a wooden frame, over which a battery-operated cork beater swings from a hanging ring in variable arcs.
44 x 32 x 8 cm.
box
181 Jones, Joe
unspecified


unspecified


Solar music case.
1984
no. 9/10
Wooden box with hinged lid, a wooden handle and a metal clasp. A small plastic and metal object (a solar cell?) is held to the outside of the lid by metal clasps. Wires from this mechanism lead inside through the lid, first to connectors and thence to a small electric motor that hangs from the lid. From this a metal crank emanates to which a ping-pong ball is attached. Also hanging from inside the lid are two small, primitive-looking cowbells. The lid is held open by propping a small wood rod. And a small hand-held drum sits on the bottom of the box. Accompanying the work is a white card with hand-written pen and ink instructions and black and white photographs of the piece. Both box and card are signed in pencil by the artist.
23.5 x 30.5 x 6.2 cm.
box
185 Jones, Joe
unspecified


Two worms chasing each other (a flux music box)
1969 assembled 1976
Black and clear plastic box encasing a black metal mechanism featuring a circular path along which two objects move, a bell, and a wind (perhaps a modified miniature toy train set.) Enclosed is a small blue card printed with the title of the piece and author's name.
14 x 15 x 5.2 cm.
box
187 Kagel, Maurizio
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unspecified


Saitensprung.
ca. 1969
White pressboard pegboard with inserted hardware hooks arranged with stretched rubber bands into four geometric shapes.
30 x 20 cm.
box
298* Kaprow, Allan
unspecified


Calling.
Something Else Press, no. 1/25, 1967
Quarter inch plywood board partially stained with green and red ink over which is printed this message in black ink: "Calling, a Happening by Allan Kaprow performed in and out of New York in the summer of 1965, is one of the landmarks of the form, and its scenario typifies the poetic ritual style he has developed. This present graphic representation, however, began as an improvisation, when Kaprow, playing with a set of rubber stamp letters, stamped out each word of the scenario on a separate index card. I continued the game by assembling the cards on the copyboard of a graphic arts camera and shooting them and by adding an element of color play. The resulting object is not, however, a final one in any sense. While the original scenario may be read by starting from bottom to top, right hand column to left hand, on the sliver, blue, red, yellow and, finally, brown sheets, there are other stories which the reader is invited to tell, other games for him to play. - Dick Higgins, New York City, September 26, 1967. - 25 signed and numbered copies have been produced of which this is number 1." Over this are a sheet of white Plexiglas (50.5 x 59.5 x .5 cm.) and five sheets of clear plastic (51 x 59.5 cm. each). The clear sheets are printed over with words arranged in loose grid columns and rows, each in different colored inks (red, turquoise, silver, yellow, brownish red), which, when read in different directions group into loose "narratives," and which are complicated further by overlaying the sheets.
50.8 x 61 x .5 cm. (board)
Part 22 (Khouri-Knizak)
box
184 Khouri, Omar and Miranda, Paulo
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Zero.
1980-1981.
Corrugated cardboard envelope with a hinged lid, on which is attached an orange label printed in blue block letters with the word "ZERO" in upside-down letters. The envelope contains a collection of prints and other works, many of which are poetry, by various artists.
28.5 x 51.5 x 1 cm.
box
185 Kirkeby, Per
unspecified


[Compass face clock].
1969
Standard electric bedside clock (model: Dunmar, by Westclox, LaSalle, IL) made of white and clear plastic, with a modified face printed in black ink on white paper featuring the dial design of a compass.
6.5 x 11 x 9 cm.
185 Kirkeby, Per
unspecified


[Degree face clock].
1969
Round metal alarm clock with brass pieces, painted in enamel blue, black, and red, and with a modified face printed in black ink on white paper featuring the design of a round protractor scale of 360 degrees.
13 x 9.5 x 6 cm.
185 Kirkeby, Per
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unspecified


Flux box.
n.d.
White plastic box with a hinged lid to which is attached a black and white printed label featuring a design of a box with many drawers and compartments and the words "Flux Box by Per Kirkeby." The entire space inside is taken up by a thin block of white plastic (Plexiglas) that is glued in place.
11.9 x 9.2 x 1 cm.
185 Kirkeby, Per
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Flux finger sweater.
n.d.
Black and clear plastic box with a hinged lid to which is attached a black and white printed label featuring a drawing of a fur sack with straps and the words "FLUX FINGER SWEATER BY-PER KIRKEBY." Inside there is a small cone shaped object made of knitted red and white yarns with a small tassel, the inside of which has a small paper label that reads "MADE IN JAPAN."
12 x 9 x 1.4 cm.
185 Kirkeby, Per
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4 flux drinks.
1969
Red plastic box with a hinged lid to which is attached a black and white printed label featuring a drawing of two men in eastern costumes having tea over a small low table, with the words "4 flux drinks by Per Kirkeby" written vertically along the top to resemble Asian writing. Inside there are three paper tea bags manufactured by Lipton.
9.3 X 12 X 1.7 cm.
185 Knizak, Jane
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unspecified


Flux papers.
n.d.
Red and clear plastic box with a hinged lid to which is attached a black and white printed label featuring a drawing of a man, ostensibly a printer, lifting a piece of paper with the words "Flux Papers By Jane Knizak" over a block. Inside there are 5 strips of toilet paper of various colors with designs of flowers and mock dollar bills.
11.8 x 9.2 x 1 cm.
185 Knizak, Milan
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unspecified


Flux dreams.
1969
White and clear plastic box with a hinged lid to which is attached a black and white printed label featuring a drawing of a human head in profile with delineated sections of the brain outlined into which the letters "FLUXDREAMSBYMILANKNIZAK" have been inserted. Inside there are seven smaller boxes in different colors of clear or opaque plastic, loosely arranged.
12 x 9.2 x 2.2 cm.
box
186 Knizak, Milan
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unspecified


Fluxus ost,
Berlin : Edition Hundertmark, 1971
Hundertmark, no. 4/20
Box with artist's name and the title "Objekte" printed on label affixed to exterior lid. Inside the box are 4 objects: a "killed book," in this case a copy of Villafranca, by John Retcliffe, drilled through in five places; a clear plastic body shirt on a wooden hanger; a metal paper glider; a "Relic," which is a hammer and sickle cut out of yellow plastic foam. Each object has attached to it a piece of paper signed by the artist, date and numbered.
43 x 43 cm.
box
185 Knizak, Milan
unspecified


unspecified


Flux snakes.
1969
Clear plastic box with a hinged lid to which is attached a black and white printed label featuring a drawing of a stylized snake, a hand, and an eye, and the words "flux snakes by milan knizak." Inside there is a handful of loose, dry spaghetti.
9.2 x 12 x 1 cm.
Part 23 (Knizak-Kubota)
box
185 Knizak, Milan
unspecified


unspecified


Flux white meditation.
n.d.
White and clear plastic box with a hinged lid to which is attached a black and white printed label featuring a drawing of four cross sections of a human skull and brain, and the words "Flux White Meditation By MILAN Knizak." Inside there is a small amount of white powder.
12 x 9.2 x 1 cm.
185 Knizak, Milan
unspecified


unspecified


Stone-recruit.
Cologne : Edition Hundertmark, 1980
Hundertmark, no. 1/20
Stone with white, pink, red, blue and yellow ribbons fastened together with a safety pin that is glued to the stone. Signed and dated by the artist in blue ink on label attached to bottom of stone.
15.5 x 10 cm.
185 Knizak, Milan
unspecified


unspecified


Stone with red spots.
Cologne : Hundertmark, 1980
Hundertmark, no. 2/20
Stone with red spots painted on it. Signed and dated by the artist in blue ink on label attached to bottom.
16 x 12.5 cm.
box
187 Knowles, Alison
unspecified


Bean rolls.
New York : Fluxus, 1963
Metal canister with "Alison Knowles Collection/ Bean Rolls" printed on one of the four sides and "Direct From the Garden" printed on another. Inside are paper scrolls printed with bean facts, sayings and recipes, and dried beans.
8.3 x 8.3 x 7.9 cm.
187 Knowles, Alison
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unspecified


Blue box.
Cologne : Edition Hundertmark, 1981
Blue cardboard box with label affixed to exterior lid. On label is title of piece, publisher, and artist's signature. Inside is a dried bean. Interior lid is stamped: "View of the world / Blick auf die Welt / Alison Knowles."
6.4 x 10.5 x 2.1 cm.
box
188 Köpcke, Arthur
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Continue....
Berlin : R. Block, 1972
René Block, no. 27/30
Black box containing 129 pieces, including ideas pasted onto 72 leaves of black construction paper. At the head of each leaf: "You can put each piece as a way of action for the rest of the piece." Among the non-graphic objects are a record album, a pair of glasses, a box of matches.
26 x 36 cm.
box
185 Kostiuk, Michael
unspecified


[Book].
1983
Hardback book glued shut and painted gray on the cover, pink along the edges, and with a metal handle screwed to its face. The back cover is signed in ink.
21 x 14 x 3.7 cm.
box
187 Kosugi, Takehisa
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Events.
New York : Fluxus, 1964
Black plastic box with label affixed to exterior lid. Printed in beige on black are the title, artist's name, and publisher. Inside are various sizes of cardstock with performance instructions printed on them.
12 x 10 x 1.6
box
177 Kruger, Barbara
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[Matchbooks].
n.d.
Set of seven black printed matchbooks (in two sizes: standard 4.8 x 3.8 cm., and large 4.8 x 5.3 cm.) Each is preprinted on the back (strike board side) with black and white photographic images and textual messages: "Your comfort is my silence," "We have received orders not to move," "You are an experiment in terror," "Your manias become science," "Charisma is the perfume of your gods," "Surveillance is your busy work," and "You construct intricate rituals which allow you to touch the skin of other men." Seven sets, packaged in black plastic bags (49 pieces) accompanied by a postal sales sheet advertising the set.
ca. 5.5 x 21.5 x 2 cm. (package)
box
187 Kubota, Shikego
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Flux medicine.
New York : Fluxus, 1966
Transparent plastic box with large pill shaped object attached to exterior lid. On pill is engraved the title of piece. Inside are 7 compartments containing 39 empty capsules, a dropper, 8 empty bandage wrappers, and an ampty vial. Labels with usage instructions are affixed to the bottom of the four side compartments.
10 x 12 x 2.6
187 Kubota, Shikego
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Flux napkins.
New York : Fluxus, 1966
Red plastic box with label on exterior lid printed with image of a woman's open mouth. Inside box are three folded red paper napkins. Affixed to one is a small magazine clipping of a nose, to another a mouth, and to another an eye.
10 x 12 x 1.7 cm.
Part 24 (Lai-Maciunas)
box
187 Lai, Maria
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Autografo per collezione.
s.l. ; s.n., 1979
Ecru fabric with black and gray horizontal stitching that resembles writing. Some of the black threads dangle two feet or more below the canvas. The fabric is mounted on a wooden support with plain ecru fabric covering the verso. Attached to the recto is another wooden support which frames the stitching.
22.3 x 18 cm.
187 Lennon, John
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John Lennon London diary.
s.l. : s.n., 1969
Photomechanically reproduced diary dating from Jan 1, 1969 to Jan 1, 1970. Most daily entries record the same mundane routine, such as "got up / went to work / came home / watched telly / went to bed."
10.5 x 8 cm.
187 Lennon, John
unspecified


Piece for George Maciunas who can't distinguish between these colors.
New York : Fluxus, 1971
Paint set containing tubes of watercolor paint, paintbrush, and a loose label with the piece's title, artist's name, and date printed in black on blue paper.
11.7 x 23.8 x 2 cm.
187 Liss, Carla
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Island flux souvenir.
1973
Clear plastic box with a hinged lid to which is attached a black and white printed label featuring a map of a group of islands dotted with numbers (soundings) and the word "ISLAND FLUX SOUVENIR BY CARLA LISS." Inside there are divided sections containing a variety of items, including a shell, stamps (Portugal, Greece, and Puerto Rico), seeds, sand, and dried sea plants.
9.1 x 12 x 2.5 cm.
187 Liss, Carla
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Sacrament flux kit.
1969
White plastic box with a hinged lid to which is attached a black and white printed label featuring a drawing of an Egyptian figure working with some flexible tubing and jars and the words "sacrament FLUXKIT by carla liss." Inside there are nine small specimen/medication dispensing bottles with liquids in shades of yellow and clear. The inside of the lid is printed with a diagram explaining the contents of each bottle: "WELL, FAUCET, POOL, RAIN, BROOK, LAKE, SNOW, RIVER, SEA."
6.6 x 6.6 x 5 cm.
187 Liss, Carla
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Travel fluxkit.
1973
White plastic box with a hinged lid to which is attached a black and white printed label featuring a drawing of a figure in a carriage led by two horses, a rider and a footman, and the words "TRAVEL FLUX KIT CARLA LISS." Inside there is a small collection of papers and receipts from a trip showing languages and labels of London, Israel, and Greece.
9.2 x 12 x 1 cm.
box
190 Lurie, Boris
unspecified


Art bag.
n.d.
Brown burlap bag with a drawstring painted over in red, white, and black blotches and the words "ART BAG," with some paper and cloth items attached to its surface in the form of a collage. Two printed items announcing and describing (a quote by Gertrude Stein dated 1963) the artist's show at GALLERY: GERTRUDE STEIN (NY), 16 April 1963, accompany the piece.
ca. 82 x 57 cm.
box
189 Lurie, Boris
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Roses.
1965, 1974
Two large red plastic roses, one of which is stained with black ink, tied together by a metal chain and a small lock. Attached to this is a small key on a piece of twine, also stained in black ink. Attached to one stem is a label that says: "BORISLURIE 'Roses' (1965) 1974" and is signed.
ca. 47 x 19 x 13 cm.
box
197 Maccheroni, Henri
unspecified


Bras de la Vénus de Milo finement broyés.
n.d.
no. 10/10
Preserving jar half-filled with a white powder (plaster, flour?), on which a paper label is attached with this manuscript notation in black ink: "Bras de la Vénus de Milo finement broyés - 10/10 Maccheroni." (Venus de Milo's arms finely ground.)
17.5 (high) x 10 (diameter) cm.
box
*299 Maciunas, George
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Venus de Milo apron.
1967
*299 Maciunas, George
unspecified


Stomach anatomy apron.
1967
box
193 Maciunas, George
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Bells Racket.
New York : Fluxus, 1975
Ping-pong racket with bells attached to one side.
26.5 x 16 x 2 cm.
Part 25 (Maciunas)
box
192 Maciunas, George
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[Bicycle horn racket].
1970?
Red ping-pong racket with four black rubber bicycle horns blowers attached through drilled holes to one face. There is a piece of tape on the handle on which this is written in ink: Ping Pong Raquets (4) By George Maciunas."
ca. 26 x 16 x 9 cm.
box
193 Maciunas, George
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Breath flux test.
New York : Fluxus, 1971
White plastic box with piece's title printed on exterior lid label. Inside box is metal and plastic device that measures the strength of the breath of person blowing on it.
7.5 x 9.5 x 2.5 cm.
box
192 Maciunas, George
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Burglary fluxkit.
1971
Clear plastic box with a hinged lid to which is attached a black and white printed label featuring a drawing of several hardware tools and the words: "BURGLARY FLUXKIT BY GEORGE MACIUNAS." Inside there are seven compartments with an assortment of keys divided among them.
9.2 x 12 x 2.5 cm.
box
217 Maciunas, George
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Spice chest [sic].
n.d.
Block of clear plastic drilled with 64 drilled holes, and holding 32 small glass bottles with cork stoppers. Each bottle contains a particular spice, which identifies and determines the value of the piece being played in the game of chess. A file folder label attached to the side of the block identifies this as the work of George Maciunas, and "chess" as "chest." But see Fluxus Codex, p.459.
15 x 15 x 9.8 cm. (with bottles)
box
192 Maciunas, George
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Confetti invitations.
New York : Fluxus, ca. 1967
Small cardboard box containing confetti printed with the words "New flux year." The box is designed with no bottom so that when it is slid out of its cover, confetti drops out.
2 x 6 x 2 cm.
192 Maciunas, George
unspecified


Convex racket.
1969
Red ping-pong racket with a split sphere of white Styrofoam attached to both faces thus resembling a ball traveling through the racket.
ca. 26 x 16 x 13 cm.
192 Maciunas, George
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Corrugated/undulating racket.
1970
Blue ping-pong racket with a series of brown soft rubber tubes attached to one face.
ca. 26 x 16 x 3 cm.
box
195 Maciunas, George
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Diagram of historical development of Fluxus and other 4 dimensional, aural, optic, olfactory, epithelial and tactile art forms.
New York : Fluxus, 1971
Detailed diagram tracing the history of Fluxus in relation to other experimental art movements.
copy no. 1: 2 sheets, 89 x 58.5 cm. ea.; copy no. 2: 1 scroll, 175.5 x 58.5 cm.
copy 2
box
192 Maciunas, George
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Excreta fluxorum.
1973
Clear plastic box with a hinged lid to which is attached a black and white printed label featuring a drawing of a cross section of a human intestine and the words: "EX. CRETA FLUXORUM BY GM '73." Inside there are seven compartments with specimens of excrement from various creatures. A label is attached to the inside of the lid that identifies the contents of each compartment. Note: this is one of two similar items.
12 x 9.2 x 2.5 cm.
192 Maciunas, George
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Excreta fluxorum.
1973
Clear plastic box with a hinged lid inside of which there are eighteen compartments with specimens of excrement from various creatures, including a white ball from a unicorn. The bottom of each compartment contains a blue label that identifies its contents. Note: this is one of two similar items.
11 x 21 x 3.3 cm.
box
191 Maciunas, George
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Fluxmouse no. 1.
Tyringham, Massachusetts : Fluxus, 1973
Dead mouse immersed in alcohol and floating inside a transparent glass jar. Typed label attached to the jar exterior describes history of the mouse's death.
12 x 6 cm. diam.
Part 26 (Maciunas-Malloy)
box
194 Maciunas, George
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Fluxmedicaldevice.
1970
Gray metal cylinder injection-like object with a pump handle and a square block of several hypodermic needles attached to its target end. There is a label on the cylinder with the title of the piece and artist's name. The piece is encased in a hinged wooden box (8.8 x 42 x 8) with a latch.
6.5 x 39 x 6.5 cm.
box
191 Maciunas, George
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Light bulbs.
n.d.
2 light bulbs housed in separate boxes; for Shaker Seed House ceiling; GM wired the ceiling and installed Larry Miller's "Very slow fan" and "Very fast clock," Duchamp's "Rotorelief" and Watts' "Flux light kit" with these light bulbs; see Series I Maciunas files for photocopies of photos of the works installed.
box
193 Maciunas, George
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New flux year.
New York : Fluxus, ca. 1967
Trick cardboard box containing pop-out snake and confetti printed with the title of piece.
12 x 7 x 7.5
box
196 Maciunas, George
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No.
late 1960s-early 1970s
Square flag sewn with red and green cloth to form, on both recto and verso, the word "NO" (or "ON," depending on the way it is held). There are brass rivet holes on each of the four corners, allowing for it to be hung in any direction.
57.5 x 59 cm.
box
193 Maciunas, George
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Same card flux deck.
New York : Fluxus, n.d.
White plastic box with label adhered to exterior lid. On label is printed a picture of a pig reclining on a sawhorse with a sheet of paper in its mouth on which is printed the piece's title. Inside are 52 copies of the same playing card (7 of diamonds).
9.5 x 7.5 x 2.5 cm.
box
192 Maciunas, George
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Smile flux machine for Yoko Ono.
1970
Blue plastic box with a hinged lid to which is attached a black and white printed label featuring a printed photograph of a human face, the mouth of which two hands are forcing into a smile. These words are printed along the side: "smile flux machine for yoko ono by george maciunas." Inside there is a small contraption (made of hardware, a spring, and two pieces of plastic) that might conceivably be used to force lips into a smile.
9.2 x 12 x 3 cm.
box
193 Maciunas, George
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Time chess, sand timer pieces.
New York : Fluxus, 1966
Chess set with game pieces that are sand timers with various black rubber aprons indicating value; board is made from a milky plastic that has 64 identical drilled holes.
15.5 x 15.5 x 9 cm.
broken pieces in separate box.
box
192 Maciunas, George
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Your name spelled with objects.
1972
Clear plastic box with a hinged lid inside of which there are twelve compartments with an assortment of objects including: pine leaves, doll's eye, acorn, eye dropper, needle, hardware, glass and plastic pieces, box of seeds, type letter "T", washer, etc.
16.7 x 27.8 x 4.4 cm.
box
197 Malloy, Judy
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Out back.
1980
Styrofoam box with a detachable lid. Subdivided into 13 sections inside, containing a number of photograph fragments and small, wafer-like electronic objects. Attached to the lid is a paper label printed with these words: "OUT BACK c1980, Judy Mallory" and signed by the artist. An instruction guide accompanies the piece: four photocopied pages of the items annotated over in blue ink with directions and other notes for Jean Brown. There is also a color slide of the object dated 1981. Note: This item is in box labeled "Malloy (a)." Instructions are boxed in the separate enclosure labeled "Malloy (b)."
15.5 x 23.3 x 8.3 cm.
Part 27(McGuire-Moorman)
box
198 McGuire, Claudie
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Les désenchantées: melancholy collages.
n.d.
Four cardboard panels of collages composed of magazine photos featuring eyes, the earth, vein-like shapes, etc., tied together with thin black ribbons to form an accordion portfolio, signed.
41 x 25.3 cm (panel)
box
193 Megert, Christian
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Spiegel bild; Retro Megert.
n.d.
no. 25/100; no. 25/300
Four small mirrors each fixed at different angles onto a piece of fiberboard. Accompanying this are 15 black and white photographic prints (29.6 x 21 cm.), all of which are the same image of a man (one is a whole image and the rest are broken up various ways). A post card catalog description is also included with this explanation: "a help for meditation you can see yourself and your environment in whichever angle of the mirrors you choose."
29.7 x 21 x .3 cm. (board)
box
199 Mignani, Rolando
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Oltre la soglia metaforica.
1977
Amorphous plaster slab on fiberboard with indentations dividing the piece into four sections and imprinted with words: "HERE WHER W(HE)RE HEARTH'WHEREWE'RE," the whole of it shellacked over with a light brown paint. The verso is annotated over a newspaper scrap with the artist's name, address in Genoa, Italy, and the title of the piece in ink and red marker.
36 x 26 cm.
box
200 Miller, Larry
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Orifice flux plugs.
1974
box
193 Miller, Larry
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Transformer 1.
1986
no. 11/50
Wood sculpture of a cross and circle assembled with hardware. Two horn-like pieces are attached to the upper arch. The piece is encased in a box of foam core and wood.
29 x 13.5 x 1 cm.
box
300* Miller, Larry
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Very fast clock.
n.d.
Very fast clock and Very slow fan were made by exchanging each other's motors; installed in Shaker Seed House ceiling by Maciunas.
box
301* Miller, Larry
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Very slow fan.
n.d.
box
200 Miralda, Antoni
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Edible art.
n.d.
box
201 Monastyrsky, Andrei
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