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S.M.S. I-VI, A Collection of Original Multiples.
Set of 6 volumes with approximately 73 multiples, 1968. Each 180x330 mm; 7 1/8x12 7/8 inches, loose as issued. The deluxe edition of 100, aside from the regular edition of 2000. Each multiple signed, some dated or numbered 84/100 in pencil and ink. Published by the Letter Edged in Black Press, Inc., New York. Each in an original printed folder with inventories signed by William Copley. With the original cardboard box.
S.M.S. (the acronym for Shit Must Stop) is a collection of six portfolios conceived by the artists William Copley (1919-1996) and Dimitri Petrov (1919-1986). The collection was published bi-weekly from February to December 1968. Each issue is composed of diverse art works and objects, created by individual artists considered groundbreaking and influential at that period. The portfolios include various aspects such as Dada, Surrealism and Pop Art in various media such as photography, print and writings.
Includes works by CHRISTO, DUCHAMP, HAMILTON, KOSUTH, LICHTENSTEIN (Corlett III.9), NAUMAN, OLDENBURG (Axsom 56), ONO, RAMOS and MAN RAY.