Robert Filliou

A Most Curious Invention of the Gaga Yogi

Robert Filliou, A Most Curious Invention of the Gaga Yogi
Robert Filliou (1926–1987)
A Most Curious Invention of the Gaga Yogi
1976

wooden lidded box filled with nails with a transparent plastic box containing 1nail mounted on its top 

3h x 4 1/4w x 3d in
75/100
RF002
 

Description

paper label mounted to the inside top of the box with handwritten title and signature (R.F.) in black ink by the artist; numbered and dated in pencil on the bottom of the box 
Hundertmark, Cologne 

included in the MUHKA, Antwerp and MoMA, NYC collections 

Through conceptual strategies and innovative techniques, using “poor” art mediums, such as everyday objects and spreading them through poetry, performance and video, Filliou challenged the role of art in everyday life and its status as a final product. Acting upon the idea that art can happen anywhere and at any time, Filliou called himself a “happenings maestro” and an “action poet,”and requested the participation of the public to help complete his art and make it work.

$ 1,700