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
Aquisition 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

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., Harvard Art Museum Handbook, 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