FLUX STATIONERY: HAND IN GLOVE.
FLUX STATIONERY: HAND IN GLOVE.
FLUX STATIONERY: HAND IN GLOVE.

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FLUX STATIONERY: HAND IN GLOVE.

Np.: Fakefluxus reproduction for Tate by Kit Grover, 2000. Black card box with clear plastic lid, containing 25 envelopes (26.5x11.4cm.), each printed with a photograph of a calfskin glove, and 30 sheets of stationery (24x20.8cm.), each printed with a photograph of an open hand.


Originally designed by George Maciunas in 1973 and included in Fluxpack 3, published by Flash Art in Milan and Wooster Enterprises Editions in New York in 1975. Maciunas designed three different sets of Flux Stationery (the other two were 'Foot in shoe' and 'Torso in fur coat'), citing them as examples of what he called 'functionalism'. In Fluxus Codex he is quoted in an interview: "The envelopes were like gloves and the letters were like hands…A non-functional envelope would be an envelope showing, let's say, lots of flowers…and the letterhead may be wheat or something….".


Minor corner wear to plastic lid and small ding to base of the box, o/w Near Fine; stationery Fine.

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