Flux Reliquary

Geoffrey Hendricks, American, 1931 - 2018



Clear seven-compartment plastic box with label on lid and on underside of lid identifying items (relics) in each compartment: turd, pebble in clear capsule, pen nib, white rubber band, nail paring in clear capsule, fragment of melted yellow plastic

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



North America, United States


20th century

Object Name




Not on view


On paper label inside lid, upper left: FLUX RELIC NO. 4 / Holy shit from diners / of the Last Supper; upper right: FLUX RELIC NO.5 / The final stone that killed / St. James the Less; center left: FLUX RELIC NO.1 / Pen used by Theodore of Mopsuestia / to write his Nestorian errors; center middle: FLUX RELIC NO.2 / Fragment of rope by which / Judas Iscariot hung himself; center right: FLUX RELIC NO.3 / Finger-nails of Monophysitists; lower left: FLUX RELIC NO.6 / Nails from the cross / of St. Andrew; lower right: FLUX RELIC NO.7 / Sweat of Lucifer from / the heat of Hell

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, pp. 59-60, ill. p. 60, p. 102, checklist no. 46.

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


Friedman Family; given to present collection, 1986.

Catalogue Raisonne

J. Hendricks, Fluxus Codex, New York, 1988, p. 263-264, no. 153.

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