Ben Vautier, Fluxus, screen print, La vie est un film
This plate was produced for the edition ‘Obelisco’, 1992. Porcelain in glazed blue relief print, verso signed and dated ‘Richter ’92’ burnt in glaze. This piece comes from a series of ‘everyday porcelain’ produced in Kahla on behalf of the Cologne “Edition Obelisco” following the designs of contemporary artists and presented 1992 at Art Cologne.
This sign of a cross “X” drawn by hand with felt pen, in duplo on two discs of glass and put on top of each other is the basis for reproduction of a series of unlimited samples. For display Joëlle Tuerlinckx suggests in the accompanying certificate to use a furniture piece, a desk, a window sill, to hold it in one’s hand or to put it on a shelf. The two discs are shown on top of each other with the crosses not necessarily perfectly fitting.
Peter van Beveren and Harry Ruhé invited Fluxus artists to participate in a Fluxus Festival at the AKI Art Academy in Enschede in The Netherlands. Participating artists were Eric Andersen, Giuseppe Chiari, Dick Higgins, Ben Vautier, Wolf Vostell, Bob Lens, Wim T. Schippers, Takako Saito, Ludwig Gosewitz, Milan Knizak and Mischa Mengelberg.
TAKAKO SAITO, Blaues-Regenbogen-Wein-Schachspiel / Eß-Schachspiel, 1982-1999 21.5 x 15 x 0.5 cm 3 parts, offset, two folded play fields in folio signed, dated in print also hand signed and dated on cover “29.05.1999 Takako Düsseldorf” edition 500 published by Edition Hundertmark, Cologne, Germany condition: splendid […]