Ben Vautier, French (born Italy), born 1935



Clear plastic box with label printed with a photographic image of human buttocks and white text: "FLUX HOLES GATHERED BY BEN VAUTIER." Inside, clear plastic tubes (drinking straws), of approximately the same length, laid out flat, filling the bottom surface of the box

Overall: 3 5/8 × 4 3/4 × 1/2 in. (9.2 × 12.1 × 1.3 cm)

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



Place Made: France, Europe


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Printed, on label, in white, forming the shape of a circle: FLUX / HOLES / GATHERED / BY BEN / VAUTIER

Course History

ENGL 7.47, Tales of the Avant-Garde, Andrew McCann, Winter 2019

ENGL 7.47, Tales of the Avant Garde, Andrew McCann, Winter 2020

ENGL 7.47, Tales of the Avant-Garde, Andrew McCann, Winter 2022

Exhibition History

"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 70.

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

Publication History

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

Jacquelynn Baas, Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2011, p. 111, checklist no. 70.


Friedman Family; given to present collection, 1986.

Catalogue Raisonne

J. Hendricks, Fluxus Codex, New York, 1988, p. 505-506, no. 430.

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