Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Per Kirkeby | Flux Finger Sweater

Per Kirkeby
Flux Finger Sweater
New York City, USA: Fluxus, 1969
12 x 9.3 x 1.3 cm
Edition size unknown

A plastic box (I've seen clear, red and black examples) with a George Maciunas designed label, containing a hand knitted or crocheted thimble-sized 'sweater'. 

The work is a rare example of a Fluxkit with handmade contents. Typically the boxes were filled with mass manufactured or found items. 

Flux Finger Sweaterwas originally offered for $2 in the spring of '67, the price was raised to $3 in '68 and advertised again at the price the following year. After that the work was no longer advertised in Fluxus newsletters or pricelists.

Examples are held in the MoMA NY collection, and at the Harvard Art Museum. 

Per Kirkeby died in 2018. 

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