Pictures to be Read / Poetry to be Seen (multiple). Ray Johnson, R. B. Kitaj, J. Nutt, S. Arakawa, George Brecht, Öyvind Fahlström, Allan Kaprow, Alison Knowles, G. E. Simonetti, Wolf Vostell.


Pictures to be Read / Poetry to be Seen (multiple)

Chicago: Museum of Contemporary Art, (1967). First edition. Twelve objects and pamphlet in a two-part acrylic box with printed label, 10 x 4 x 2-1/2 inches. One of 500 numbered copies. This multiple was created for the supporters and artists who participated in the opening exhibition at Chicago's newly-founded Museum of Contemporary Art. Museum Director Jan van der Marck invited twelve artists to designate a small object with no intrinsic value "that would somehow be expressive of your likes and ideas". The staff acquired 500 of the selected items and placed one of each in a acrylic box along with a small brochure reproducing the artists’ correspondence. The box contains a comb (Ray Johnson), crayon (R. B. Kitaj), candy cigar (Jim Nutt), miniature bar of soap (Shusaku Arakawa), safety pin (Gianfranco Baruchello), photograph (Mary Bauermeister), mustard seeds glued on a wooden stick (George Brecht), a pair of small dice (Öyvind Fahlström), a large screw (Allan Kaprow), a bottle cap (Alison Knowles), a fishing lure (Gianni-Emilio Simonetti), and a light bulb (Wolf Vostell). Item #29462

Price: $3,000.00