Mr. Fluxus

A Collective Portrait of George Maciunas 1931-1978


A biography of one of the key figures in the history of 20th-century art

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George Maciunas was the founding member and leader of Fluxus – the most radical and experimental art movement of the 1960’s. Members rejected the traditional systems of high art, practising an extraordinary form of anti-art which encompassed everything from photography and pavement art to poetry and drama.

Maciunas was both clown and serious revolutionary, ruling the ‘non-movement’ Fluxus autocratically, yet poking fun at himself as he did so. What emerges from this collection of impressions and anecdotes is an informative portrait that is, by turns, funny, shocking, tragic, yet often hilarious. Friends, enemies and former Fluxus colleagues have contributed to this memoir of a man who saw it as his mission to change the world, starting with the world of art.

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Weight 1204 g
Dimensions 17.6 x 24.7 cm
Publisher name Hansjörg Mayer
Publication date 28 November 1997
Number of pages 352
Format Hardback
Contributors Edited by Emmett Williams and Ann Noel
Dimensions 17.6 x 24.7 cm
Weight 1204 g

Emmett Williams (1925 - 2007) was an internationally respected poet, performer, painter and printmaker, became involved with the Fluxus movement in the early 1960's.

Ann Noël has lived and worked in Berlin since 1980. Her multidisciplinary background integrate painting, graphic design, printmaking, photography and performance.