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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2003.76
People
James Lee Byars, American (Detroit, MI 1932 - 1997 Cairo, Egypt)
Title
See It Is The Gift
Classification
Multiples
Work Type
multiple
Date
1981
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Red leather case
Dimensions
sight: 40 cm (15 3/4 in.)
Provenance
[Museum Alteiberg store, Mönchengladbach, Germany], sold; to Gabrielle De Ferrari, gift; to Harvard University Art Museums, 2003.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Gabriella De Ferrari in honor of James Cuno
Accession Year
2003
Object Number
2003.76
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Elegantly produced, round, bright red leather folio, lined in thin sheets of black tissue paper, with an inserted circle of the same tissue, on which the phrase, "SEE IT IS THE GIFT" is embossed in gold. Also included is a certificate, printed in red and black, produced by the Monchengladbach Museum for this multiple, with the following information:
Munchengladbach
2702240
Edition of 50
JAMES LEE BYARS
SEE IT IS THE GIFT

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