Wood hinged box filled with nails and a transparent plastic box containing 1 nail mounted to its top.
SIGNED and titled on the paper label mounted to the inside top of the box; 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 and using “poor” art mediums, such as everyday objects, Robert Filliou (1926–1987) challenged the role of art in everyday life and its status as a final product. A member of Fluxus, Filliou believed that art did not have to be object-based. He saw it as a form of play that could occur in many different ways and 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 many of his pieces.