March 26, 2002 - Printed Matter, Inc. - ReFlux Editions at Printed Matter, Inc.
March 26, 2002

ReFlux Editions at Printed Matter, Inc.

ReFlux Editions at Printed Matter, Inc.

A reception and exclusive distribution announcement!
Reception, March 30, 2002, 5 to 7 PM

Printed Matter, Inc.

Yoko Ono, “Box of Smile,” 1971. Edition of 1170. $50 [Black or White]

Printed Matter, Inc. is very pleased to host a reception in honor of ReFlux Editions, and to announce that Printed Matter will now be the exclusive retailer and wholesaler of these multiples. The reception will take place on Saturday, March 30, from 5 to 7 PM at Printed Matter, Inc.

ReFlux Editions was founded by Barbara Moore in the early 1980′s as a vehicle for continuing the publication of classic Fluxus multiples. Moore who was a close associate of the Fluxus founder, publisher and designer George Maciunas from 1964 until his death in 1978, followed Maciunas’ wish to keep Fluxus multiples in print indefinitely. These multiples were intended as inexpensive alternatives to unique and valuable art objects, further undermining the concept of preciousness by their quotidian nature and lack of exclusivity.

Most ReFlux Editions are collated from original, vintage, printed matter obtained directly from Maciunas or his estate, and the plastic-box containers may be vintage or were obtained from Maciunas’ original source. ReFlux works with the artists who collaborated with Maciunas to ensure that the editions are authorized and authentic. In several cases these surviving artists fabricate the editions themselves.

In addition to Maciunas’ own multiples, ReFlux Editions by the following artists, originally designed and published by Maciunas, are currently available exclusively though Printed Matter: Eric Andersen, George Brecht, Albert Fine, Ken Friedman, Alice Hutchins, Milan Knizak, Fred Lieberman, Larry Miller, Yoko Ono, Willem de Ridder, James Riddle, Paul Sharits, Mieko Shiomi, Ben Vautier, and Robert Watts.

Printed Matter is also thrilled to have become the sole distributor for these historic editions. With prices starting at $35, these multiples exemplify what great artists’ publications can be democratic vessels that bring a smile to any collector’s face. Printed Matter is proud to be able to offer wholesale prices to the trade on these exciting and entrancing editions.

For additional information about the event, sales, or ReFlux Editions please contact David Platzker, Director, Printed Matter at (212) 925-0325.

Printed Matter, Inc. is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1976 by artists and artworkers with the mission to foster the appreciation, dissemination, and understanding of artists’ books and other artists’ publications.

Printed Matter has received support, in part, through grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The Roy and Niuta Titus Foundation, Hayday Foundation, The Kettering Family Foundation, CHS Foundation, Charles Stuart Mott Foundation, The Cowles Charitable Trust, Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, and private foundations and individuals worldwide.

Printed Matter, Inc. is not affiliated with, nor a division of, any other non-profit origination.

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