Nov 12, 2015 - Sale 2398

Sale 2398 - Lot 228

Price Realized: $ 6,240
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
A small collection of Fluxus items.

Includes 4 Fluxkits by GEORGE BRECHT. Closed on Mondays: A Flux Game * Games and Puzzles (Name Kit) * Games and Puzzles (Bead Puzzle) * Deck: A Flux Game * DIETER ROTH. Taschenzimmer, small plastic box with lid with a print of a table and the remains of a banana slice * JOSEF BEUYS. Intuition Box, wood and nails, 1968. Signed and dated in pencil, verso * KEN FRIEDMAN. Collage with wood, string and printer's plate, 1974 * KLAUS STAECK. Sieg Heil, wood plaque with brass knuckles, 1970. Signed in pencil * and a molded plastic "ticket" to ICES-72, the International Carnival of Experimental Sound, John Cage, David Tudor et la, London, 1972.
Ex-collection Barry McCallion, of the Fluxus Movement, New York.

Fluxus, active from the early 1960s through the late 1970s, was an avant-garde, multimedia artistic movement founded by Lithuanian-born George Maciunas (1931-1978). With ideological ties to Dadaism, Fluxus utilized a myriad of mediums, including performance art, music, found material, ephemera and poetry, with the idea of making art accessible and negating its highfalutin, elitist status. Fluxus artists combined art with the everyday experience, effectively embuing everything with the potential to be art and everyone with the capacitiy to understand, interact with and experience it. The use of ephemeral objects, such as the contents of Fluxkits, emphasizes the fleeting nature of existence (the flux) that these artists aimed to capture and celebrate.