Excreta Fluxorum

George Maciunas, American, 1931 - 1978



Eighteen-compartment clear plastic box with labels containing feces from different animals and a white marble

Fluxus Edition, New York

Overall: 7/8 x 4 3/4 x 3 5/8 in. (2.3 x 12.1 x 9.2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of John Cage



North America, United States


20th century

Object Name




Not on view


Inscribed below intestinal design on paper label adhered to lid: EX. / CRETA / FLUXORUM / BY / GM'73

Course History

WRIT 5, On Poor Taste, William Boyer, Winter 2015

PHIL 23, Art and Aesthetics, John Kulvicki, Winter 2015

PHIL 23, The Philosophy of Art, John Kulvicki, Winter 2014

Exhibition History

Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life

Publication History

Jacquelynn Baas, Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2011, p. 130, ill., p. 127, checklist no. 111.

Lee Michaelides, "The Stuff of Art", Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, Hanover: Dartmouth Printing Co., October 1992, Vol 85, No. 2, p. 28.

Dick Higgins, Fluxus 25 Years, Williamstown, Massachusetts: President and Trustees of Williams College, 1987.

Acquisitions 1974-1978, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1979, p. 85.

Catalogue Raisonne

J. Hendricks, Fluxus Codex, New York, 1988, p. 337-338, no. 272.

Old Number


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