Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Yoshimasa Wada | Smoke Fluxkit

Yoshimasa Wada
Smoke Fluxkit
New York City, USA: Fluxus, 1968
9.3 x 12 x 2.5 cm
Edition size unknown

A clear-plastic hinged partitioned box with an offset label by George Maciunas, containing various substances that would produce either pleasant or unpleasant smelling smoke. The work was first offered  for $5 in 1968, a price that didn't change until 1976, when it was offered for $8.

The Reflux version contains rubber, orange peel, woods, incenses and jute fiber.

The work is held in various public and private collections, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the Fondazione Bonotto, the Harvard Art Museum, the Detroit Institute of Arts, The Israel Museum, and many others. 

Yoshi Wada died last week in his Manhattan home on May 18th, at the age of 77. 

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