Thursday, June 1, 2017

Flux Post Kit 7

Flux Post Kit 7
New York City, USA: Fluxus, 1968
17.9 x 13.5 x 4.8 cm.
Edition size unknown

In March of 1967, a Fluxus newsletter included a call to artists to submit works for a forthcoming Flux-postal kit. The eventual work consisted of repackaged earlier Fluxus projects, such as stamps by Bob Watts and postcards by Watts and Vautier, as well as three new rubber stamps: Ken Friedman's Inconsequential is Coming, James Riddle's Everything and Ben Vautier's Ben Certifies this to be a work of Fluxart. Contents varied in the kits, and some would also include selections from Robert Filliou and Daniel Spoerri's Monsters are Inoffensive cards, cards by George Brecht, etc. etc.

The plastic box featured an offset label designed by George Maciunas, who compiled the kit. It is unclear what the 7 in the title refers to. The kit initially sold for $8, or $2 without the rubber stamps.

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