Total Art Match-Box
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
M26448.20
People
Ben Vautier, French (Naples, Italy born 1935)
Distributed by Fluxus, American
Title
Total Art Match-Box
Classification
Multiples
Work Type
altered readymade
Date
c. 1965
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Wooden matchbox, wooden safety matches, printed paper label
Technique
Mixed technique
Dimensions
box: 3.6 x 5.2 x 1.3 cm (1 7/16 x 2 1/16 x 1/2 in.)
Provenance
Barbara Moore, Bound/Unbound, New York, New York, partial gift partial purchase; to Harvard University Art Museums, June 28, 2005.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
S. 440
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Barbara and Peter Moore Fluxus Collection, Margaret Fisher Fund and gift of Barbara Moore/Bound & Unbound
Accession Year
2005
Object Number
M26448.20
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
Descriptions
Description
Altered readymade box of matches, with added printed label.
Publication History

Alvin L. Clark, Jr., Harvard Art Museum/ Handbook, ed. Stephan Wolohojian, Harvard Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 2008)

Exhibition History

Multiple Strategies: Beuys, Maciunas, Fluxus, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 02/24/2007 - 06/10/2007

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Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted