BEN VAUTIER, Fourre-Tout No. 3, 1968
(CONTENU DE L’ENVELOPPE, excluding CONTENU DE L’ENVELOPPE)
18,9 x 17,4 cm
printed matter and objects in plastic envelope with hand numbered sticker
6 parts and 1 printed list of contents with felt pen hand drawing of a bocal
edition 100 + 1 ‘bocal’ with original manuscripts, stamp numbered: here number 0016
comes with vintage plastic envelope with sticker; hand numbered with 16
€ 420,- plus € 12,- Track & Trace registered mail
In an accompanying text of this issue it is announced by Ben and Annie (Noël) that “Fourre-tout” number 3 will be the last one. It is explained that ‘The content of this jar is learning us to admit everything. It reads the idea through the object.’
Issues number 1 and 2 were published in 1987 in an edition 250 each. A copy of issue number 3 is in the collection of the MoMA in New York, USA.
Complete content of original plastic envelope “Contenu de l’enveloppe”:
KEN FRIEDMAN – print with ink stamped text: Friedman’zart
HENRY FLYNT – print: Overthrow the Human Race!!
BEN VAUTIER – cut page with pencil drawn circles (recto verso) from paperback book
BEN VAUTIER ? – punched postcard called There might be an aeroplane in the sky of this tiny postcard
ERIC ANDERSSON [sic] – Tape piece, 3 tiny cards with texts/instruction + loose piece of tape
BEN VAUTIER/GEORGE MACIUNAS ? – small Fluxus bag with paste called A medicine for the asthma of Maciunas
Nota bene: the content for the “CONTENU DU BOCAL” is lacking.
Copy edition number 40 in the collection of the MoMa in New York apparently contains the content of “CONTENU DU BOCAL”: