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