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Optimistic Box No. 1


Robert Filliou



Institution Walker Art Center
Location Not on view.
Optimistic Box No. 1, Robert Filliou
box lid closed
Courtesy Walker Art Center
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Medium: Mixed Media, Multiples, Other | wood box, with brass hinges and clasps, stone, offset lithograph on paper labels
Size: 4.625 x 4.375 x 4.25 inches
Culture: French
Style: Fluxus
Inscriptions: In ink on label under lid LR "R.F." next to his printed name.
Physical Description: Wooden box with pink label on lid with black text "Optimistic Box No. 1 Thank god for modern weapons" inside of box on lid pink label with black text " we don't throw stones at each other anymore Robert Filliou" wrapped in tissue paper inside the cavity of the box is a cube shaped piece of granite.
Credit: Collection Walker Art Center; T. B. Walker Acquisition Fund, 1992
Accession Number: 1992.134
Artist: Robert Filliou, French, 1926 - 1987
Role: Artist
Nationality: French
Life Dates: French, 1926 - 1987
Added to Site: March 1, 2009