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Identification and Creation
Object Number
M26489
People
Robert Watts, American (Burlington, IA 1923 - 1988 Martins Creek, PA)
Published by Fluxus, American
Title
Male Underpants
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
c. 1966
Places
Creation Place: North America, United States
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/29862
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Screen print on fabric
Technique
Screen print
Dimensions
greatest dimen.: 33 x 22 cm (13 x 8 11/16 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. 517
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
M26489
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
This work pictures the genitals of sculptor John Chamberlain. Somewhat oddly, both Watts' "Male" and "Female" underpants are printed on women's panties, although this is not always the case.
Publication History

Jacob Proctor, Ken Friedman, and Hannah Higgins, Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life, exh. cat., ed. Jacquelynn Baas, Hood Museum of Art and University of Chicago Press (Hanover, NH, 2011), p. 115, cat. 82, ill.

Exhibition History

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

Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life, Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, 04/16/2011 - 08/07/2011; Grey Art Gallery, New York, 09/09/2011 - 12/03/2011; University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, 02/25/2012 - 05/20/2012

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

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