Please stop! [manifesto]. Mathias Goeritz.

Please stop! [manifesto]

[New York? the artist? 1960]. Manifesto. Single sheet of light-weight paper printed one side.21.5 cm square. According to the abstract of a paper by Jennifer Josten written for PART: the Journal of the CUNY PhD Program in Art History, 2008: "On the evening of March 17, 1960, 250 invited guests stood inside the Museum of Modern Art's sculpture garden to watch Swiss artist Jean Tinguely's Homage to New York attempt to self-destruct. Meanwhile, German-born, Mexico City based-artist Mathias Goeritz stood outside the Museum's entrance distributing a manifesto entitled "Please stop!" Goeritz's call was a literal one, protesting the destructive movement on which Tinguely's work was based." Goeritz urges a return to God, faith, and the tradition of Hugo Ball, Huelsenbeck, and Dada! Good condition. Shallow crease upper left; edges a little nicked; mild browning. Laid in: copy of Jennifer Josten's abstract, quoted above. Item #100740

Price: $100.00

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