Living Flux Sculpture

Ben Vautier, French (born Italy), born 1935

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1966

Clear plastic box with label on lid containing a dead fly

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

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

GM.986.80.234

Geography/Culture

Europe, France

Period

20th century

Object Name

Fluxus

Classification

Fluxus

Not on view

Inscription

Inscribed, on label: LIVING / FLUXSCULPTURE / BY BEN VAUTIER [below a photograph of a caged monkey]

Course History

ANTH 12.4, Your Inner Chimpanzee, Kes Schroer, Winter 2015

ANTH 12.4, Your Inner Chimpanzee, Kes Schroer, Winter 2015

ANTH 12.4, Your Inner Chimpanzee, Kes Schroer, Spring 2014

ANTH 12.4, Your Inner Chimpanzee, Kes Schroer, Spring 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. 99, checklist no. 37.

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

Provenance

Friedman Family; given to present collection, 1986.

Catalogue Raisonne

J. Hendricks, Fluxus Codex, New York, 1988, p. 512, no. 439.I.

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