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S.M.S., 1968

Creator:
Copley, William Nelson, 1919-1996
Subject:
Artschwager, Richard Ernst
Christo
Copley, William Nelson
De Maria, Walter
Duchamp, Marcel
Kosuth, Joseph
Lichtenstein, Roy
Ono, Yoko
Ray, Man
Weiner, Lawrence
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
6 v.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Summary:
Six portfolios of miscellaneous loose items containing original works of art by 73 artists. Edited by William N. Copley. Artists include William Copley, Christo, Marcel Duchamp, Roy Lichtenstein, Joseph Kosuth, Walter de Maria, Yoko Ono, Lawrence Weiner, Richard Artschwager, and Man Ray among others. The portfolios are all kept in original display boxes.
Citation:
S.M.S., 1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Art publication, 1968. S.M.S. (Shit must stop) portfolios were conceived by William N. Copley with Dimitri Petrov as a form of protest against art galleries. Artwork in the portfolios is based on the traditions of Dada, Surrealism, and Pop Art. The portfolios are considered one complete work.
Provenance:
Donated in 2008 by Muriel Kaplan, an art collector, who purchased the portfolios.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Works of art
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15624
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)281830
AAA_collcode_coplwill2
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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