Artist

Filliou, Robert

Edition (26 Schede)

Code 0564E 1/5   Edition

Optimistic boxes

1968-1981

Published by VICE-Versand, Remscheid No. FXC8139
each label signed and unnumbered:

1.    Optimistic Box no.1, 1968
       Wooden box containing stone
       11 x 10.5 x 11 cm.  
  
2.    Optimistic Box no. 2 Vive le mariage, 1969
       Wooden box containing erotic photo
       9.7 x 12.2 x 3.5 cm.

3.    Optimistic Box no. 3, 1969
       Wooden box with printed chessboard
       6 x 11.9 x 2.9 cm.

4.    Optimistic Box no. 4/5, 1981
        Ceramic piggy bank with two labels
        11 x 16 x 9 cm. Signed

Exh.: 2009, Barcelona ; 2012, Chiasso;
''Optimistic Box no. 3'' at "Endgame. Duchamp, chess and the avant-gardes",
Fondació Miró, Barcelona, 2016.

Bibl.: I. Conzen, "Art Games. Die Schachteln der Fluxuskünstler", Sohm Dossier 1, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, 1997, pp. 64-65 ; P. Schmieder "Unlimitiert", Cologne 1998, p. 97, p. 110, No. V19,V20,V21,V22 ; S. Jouval, "Robert Filliou: catalogue raisonné des éditions & multiples, livres et videos, Dijon, 2003, No. 23-25 ; "Creative R'evolution-50 years of Fluxus from the Archivio Bonotto", exhibition catalogue, Barcelona, 2009.

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