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Identification and Creation
Object Number
M26381
People
Ay-O 靉嘔, Japanese (Ibaraki prefecture, Japan born 1931)
Designed by George Maciunas, American (Kaunas, Lithuania 1931 - 1978 Boston, MA)
Published by Fluxus, American
Title
Finger Box
Classification
Multiples
Work Type
multiple
Date
1964
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/30022
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Cardboard box filled with foam and covered on all sides with printed labels.
Technique
Photolithograph
Dimensions
8.4 x 9.2 x 8.4 cm (3 5/16 x 3 5/8 x 3 5/16 in.)
Provenance
Ay-O; to Barbara and Peter Moore, New York, New York, 1964. 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
Fluxus Codex, p. 175
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
M26381
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Designed by Maciunas and mailed as advertising for three things: "Finger Box", an edition of 50 signed and numbered examples (see M26382) similar to this one but with different fillings; "Tactile Box", an edition of 100 signed and numbered examples of one-foot-cubed boxes with different fillings; and "Orange Box", Ay-O's architectural environment at the Smolin Gallery in NYC.
Exhibition History

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

32Q: 1100 60’s Experiment, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 04/12/2018 - 10/04/2018

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