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Playing Cards, late 1960s
Offset lithograph on paper
9 x 6.5 cm (3 9/16 x 2 9/16 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Barbara and Peter Moore Fluxus Collection, Margaret Fisher Fund and gift of Barbara Moore/Bound & Unbound
Department of Prints,
A set of seven designs for altered playing cards. Six of Watts' designs were used at the backs for the program of the Fluxorchestra at Carnegie Recital Hall on June 27, 1964, and five of the seven cards have this printing on the verso. The cards were meant as prototypes for a complete deck, which was never produced because Maciunas was unable to find anyone to print the cards cheaply enough.
Barbara Moore, Bound/Unbound, New York, New York, partial gift partial purchase; to Harvard University Art Museums, June 28, 2005.
Stephan Wolohojian, ed., Harvard Art Museum Handbook, Harvard Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 2008)
Multiple Strategies: Beuys, Maciunas, Fluxus, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 02/24/2007 - 06/10/2007