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MUSIC MACHINE. 1973. ONE OF 20 EXAMPLES WITH “GUARANTEE” DOCUMENT.

£7,500.00

Berlin: Edition Hundertmark, 1973

66 x 20.5 x 10.5cm, two part cardboard box with printed label (design originally by George Maciunas) content of a small wood, plastic and metal guitar which has a wire hanging mechanism and an attached electronic mechanism that “plays” the instrument when turned on by using a battery.

The machine still plays well when set up.

This is one of only 20 such machines issued by Jones. The multiple is accompanied by a 20.5 x 11.4cm, 4pp booklet with a printed text by Jones promising to fix the work “for the life of Joe Jones” should it break if the owner pays his travel there and back. The work is numbered 12 oout of 20 on this certificate.

JOINT:

MUSIC BOOK.

Koln: Galerie und Edition Hundertmark, 1994

21 x 15cm, 8pp plus cover. Exhibition catalogue for a solo show of self-playng instruments by Jones. One of the 9 works illustrated in b/w in the book is this “Music Machine”. two b/w lithgraphs by the artist and a photo portrait as well as a short 1994 text on Jones by Ben Patterson.

 

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