Fold/unfold (Gesture Piece)
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
M26448.21
People
Ben Vautier, French (Naples, Italy born 1935)
Published by Fluxus, American
Title
Fold/Unfold (Gesture Piece)
Classification
Prints
Work Type
multiple
Date
late 1960s
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Manila envelope containing offset-printed, folded sheet of paper
Technique
Photolithograph
Dimensions
8.9 x 5.7 cm (3 1/2 x 2 1/4 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. 438
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
M26448.21
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
Descriptions
Description
Inside a small manila envelope is a single, folded sheet of paper. The word "unfold" is printed on the upper left-hand corner of one side, and is visible when the sheet is folded. Once unfolded, the word "fold" is revealed printed at the center of the sheet on the verso. Included in Flux Year Box 2.
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