CAN OPENING. 1978. ONE OF 100 WITH LIMITED EDTION WATTS POSTER COVER & FLUXUS SUBSCRIPTION CARD..

£175.00

Washington: Felluss Gallery, 1978

27.5 x 21.5cm, 7pp (printed recto only) exhibition catalogue (unbound, loose sheets) including “Anonymous Poster” front cover in purple on lilac laid paper, an original poster by Bob Watts published in a limited edition of 250 copies, 100 of which being reserved for this publication.

The text is a short essay by Peter Frank on “New York Fluxus”.

The cover was released also as an additional limited edition by Watts in 150 additional copies. All VG+.

JOINT:

PLEASE INCLUDE ME /US IN SUBSEQUENT FLUXUS INVITATIONS

Washington: Felluss Gallery, 1978

10.7 x 14cm, 1pp typographic design subscription card for future Fluxus events. Title text in black ink rubber stamp impression.

PRICE IS FOR BOTH ITEMS TOGETHER.

. Includes gallery postcard insert stamped, “Please include me/us / in subsequent Fluxus / invitations”. The cover is . Other sheets include attempts to define Fluxus art. Measures 11 x 8-1/2 inches. In very good condition although probably missing a binding clip. A review of the event at the time wrote: “‘Art’ is surely not the word that best describes he silly goings-on last Saturday night – a surprise game of strip poker played with loaded dice before a video camera and Polaroids (which you can buy if you like). Several other dealers appropriate loaned garbage cans for the occasion. “The ‘Fluxus’ group which perpetrated the event (they are early denizens of SoHo and latter-day Dadaists) say that the point was to intensify the absurdity of such cultural ‘institutions’ as the ‘opening’ itself, in this case by turning the audience into the show. It was an idea whose time had come – but 20 years ago.”

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