Propositions for Art (Propositions Pour l'Art)

Ben Vautier, French (born Italy), born 1935

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1966, modified 1970

Metal desk painted black with white enamel lettering and dictionary, "Larouse Elementaire" (1955)

Overall: 58 × 35 9/16 × 22 1/2 in. (147.3 × 90.3 × 57.1 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Jan and Ingeborg van der Marck

GM.980.290

Geography/Culture

Europe, France

Period

20th century

Object Name

Fluxus

Classification

Fluxus

Not on view

Exhibition History

Modern and Contemporary Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 26,2009-March 15, 2010.

Fluxus: A Conceptual Country, Madison Art Center, Madison, Wisconsin, December 5, 1992-January 31, 1993; The University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, March 27-May 23, 1993; Institute for Cinema and Culture, February 19-21, 1993; Mary and Leigh Block Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, September 23-December 5, 1993.

Fluxus 25 Years, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts, November 7, 1987-January 3, 1988.

Fluxibit, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 4-May 10, 1992.

Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 8-December 4, 2006.

Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 30-September 21, 2001.

A Tribute to George Maciunas (1931-1978), Beaumont-May Galleries, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, November 22, 1978-January 14, 1979.

"Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life" Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 16-August 7, 2011; Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, New York, September 9-December 3, 2011; University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, Michigan, February 25-May 20 2012, check list number 10.

Publication History

Jacquelynn Baas, Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2011, ill. p. 46, p. 89, checklist no. 10.

Estera Milman, Fluxus: A Conceptual Country, Visible Language, Volume 26, number 1/2, Providence, Rhode Island: Rhode Island School of Design, 1992, ill.p. 8

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

Brian P. Kennedy and Emily Shubert Burke, Modern and Contemporary Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2009 p.139, no.111.

Provenance

Collection by Jan and Ingeborg van der Marck [Ingeborg Lachmann (1916-1988) and Jan van der Marck (1929-2010)]; given to the George Maciunas Memorial Collection, 1980.

Old Number

GM.980.19

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