Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Robert Filliou | Frozen Exhibition

Robert Filliou
Frozen Exhibition
Remscheid, Germany: Edition VICE-Versand, 1972
20 x 32 cm
Felt-covered paper hat, 35 reproductions of photographs, and 7 facsimile press clippings.
Edition of 100 signed copies.

In 1962, inspired by Marcel Duchamp's Boite-en-valise, Filliou made a hat-shaped velvet envelope filled with photographs, documents and ephemera related to the Festival of Misfits from the year prior. He placed it in a plastic bag and put it in a freezer. Discovering it was destroyed, he remade the work a decade later with Vice-Versand.

Available from Artbase, here.

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