Monday, August 3, 2015

Ben Vautier | Total Art Matchbox









Ben Vautier
Total Art Matchbox
New York City, USA: Fluxus, [circa] 1966
1.2 x 5.2 x 3.8 cm
Edition size unknown

A matchbox containing the instruction:

“USE THESE MATCHS TO DESTROY ALL ART — MUSEUMS ART LIBRARY’S — READY — MADES POP — ART AND AS I BEN SIGNED EVERYTHING WORK OF ART — BURN — ANYTHING — KEEP LAST  MATCH FOR THIS MATCH”

Vautier described the work to Jon Hendricks in 1984 as "A Non Art Anti Art concept and rejoins [Gustav] Metzger etc. in Destruction Art".

Primarily distributed in the Fluxyearbox 2, 1966.

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