Maciunas, George / Saito, Takako

Edition (43 Schede)


Code 0128E 1/4   Edition Collective

Fluxchess Sets


1. "Spice chess", 1966
    Published by Fluxus Editions, N.Y.
    Designed by T. Saito and edited by G. Maciunas
    16 bottles with black corks and 16 bottles with white corks
    containing spices and 64 transparent bottles, 28 x 42 x 6.5 cm.
    Transparent bottles remade in 1998 by M. Lunardon
2. "Colour balls in bottle-board chess", 1966
    Published by Fluxus Editions, N.Y.
    Edited by G. Maciunas
    64 glass bottles with coloured balls, 27.5 x 27.5 x 6.3 cm.
3. Photographic documentation and notes
    by G. Maciunas regarding "Fluxchess"
, 1997
    15 colour photos, regarding the opening of Maciunas's works
    "Spice chess" and "Colour balls" in L. Bonotto's house
    Two photocopies remarks by T. Saito and G.E. Simonetti
    Details of the original package
    Archived in "documents" No. FX0529

4. Eighteen page letter from T.Saito to L.Bonotto, 2009
    Contains information about works "Fluxchess sets"

Exh.: 2000, Bassano del Grappa ; 2009, Barcelona ; 2009 Paris ; 2010, Moscow ; 2012, Chiasso;
"Spice chess" at "Endgame. Duchamp, chess and the avant-gardes",
Fondació Miró, Barcelona, 2016.

Bibl.: J. Hendricks, "Fluxus Codex", Detroit-New York, 1988, p. 326 ; "Sentieri Interrotti-Crisi della rappresentazione e iconoclastia nelle arti dagli anni Cinquanta alla fine del secolo", exhibition catalogue, Bassano del Grappa, 2000 ; "Creative R'evolution-50 years of Fluxus from the Archivio Bonotto", exhibition catalogue, Barcelona, 2009 ; "Sudain l'été Fluxus", exhibition catalogue, Passage de Retz, Paris, 2009 ; "Fluxus. A Creative Revolution 1962-2012", Chiasso, 2012, p. 175.

1. Spice chess

2. Color balls..

3. Photos

3. Notes

4. letter