Excreta Fluxorum

George Maciunas, American, 1931 - 1978

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1973

Seven-compartment clear plastic box with labels containing feces from different animals

Overall: 3 5/8 x 4 3/4 x 1 in. (9.2 x 12.1 x 2.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of the Friedman Family

GM.986.80.158

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

20th century

Object Name

Fluxus

Classification

Fluxus

Not on view

Inscription

Printed, on label, below an illustration of intestines: EX. / CRETA / FLUXORUM / BY GM'73; prined, on label inside lid, upper left: FECES LARVAE TINEA / PELLIONELLAE / (LEPIDOPTERA); upper right: FECES CRICETI / AURATI / (RODENTIA); center left: FECES FELLIS CATAE / (FELIDAE); center middle: FECES EQVI CABALLI / (EQUIDAE); center right: FECES OVIS / (BOVIDAE); lower left: FECES PASSERIFORMIS / NAPOLEONAE / (PLOCEIDAE); lower right: FECES TESTUDINIS / GRAECAE / (CHELONIA)

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. 127, checklist no. 110.

Provenance

Friedman Family; given to present collection, 1986.

Catalogue Raisonne

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

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