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[Glass and metal valise containing the presents for Satie].

Title
[Glass and metal valise containing the presents for Satie].
Author
Cage, John.
Publication
[New York : Osiris, 1992]

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By appointment onlyAvailableSpencer Coll. Amer. 1992 10-220Schwarzman Building - Print Collection Room 308
Glass and metal case; Mesdamkus². By appointment onlyAvailableSpencer Coll. Amer. 1992 12-100 Glass and metal case; Mesdamkus².Schwarzman Building - Print Collection Room 308

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Found In
Cage, John. First meeting of the Satie Society. (OCoLC)761742509
Description
1 multiple art original : glass, nickel silver; 67 x 54 x 9 cm.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Sculpture.
  • Metal.
  • Nickel silver.
  • Glass (Material)
Note
  • Title from The first meeting of the Satie Society, c1994, p. [2] at end.
  • Twenty-four copies were projected, but fewer than 15 were actually produced, according to information from the publisher in Spencer Coll. files.
  • Object forms part of The first meeting of the Satie Society, a collaborative work by Cage and 7 other artists, and serves as housing for the 8 other included works.
  • Inspired by works by Marcel Duchamp, including "The bride stripped bare by her bachelors, even" (also known as "The large glass"); "To be looked at (from the other side of the glass) with one eye, close to, for almost an hour" ("The small glass"); and "Box in a valise."
  • Consists of a box constructed from nickel silver and glass. Two panels of laminated glass, framed in nickel silver, form top and bottom surface. Top and bottom of box, respectively 1.5 and 6.3 cm. high, are joined at the left side by a piano hinge; the right side of the box top attaches to the bottom with 2 metal latches, operated by depressing buttons on the right side of the bottom, as on a valise. Both glass panels have been decoratively shattered, i.e. one layer of the laminated glass is cracked, but the whole is stable.
  • "Fabricated out of nickel silver and laminated glass. The twenty replies from Satie were hand punched onto the inside and outside of the metal frame. The estate seal, edition number, and publisher's chop were punched randomly on the inside and outside of the frame. The breaking of the glass follows its own natural chance. The back panel of glass was drilled in the two upper corners for hanging"--The first meeting of the Satie Society, c1994, p. [2] at end.
  • The "twenty replies" are quotations from Satie's writings and correspondence, translated by Cage and punched randomly into the metal parts of the object. There are 20 quotations from Satie and the words "The first meeting of the Satie Society."
Indexed In (note)
  • Castleman, R. Century of artists books,
Call Number
Spencer Coll. Amer. 1992 10-220
OCLC
761755813
Author
Cage, John.
Title
[Glass and metal valise containing the presents for Satie].
Imprint
[New York : Osiris, 1992]
Indexed In:
Castleman, R. Century of artists books, p. 227
Local Note
Spencer Coll. Amer. 1992 10-220: The number "I/XXIV" is incised in lower left-hand corner of interior. Spencer Coll. Amer. 1992 12-100: Not numbered.
Local Note
Spencer Coll. Amer. 1992 10-220: Quotation "Where do you suppose I left my umbrella?" not identified; not present?
Place of Publication
United States New York (State) New York.
Added Author
Satie, Erik, 1866-1925. Literary works. Selections. English.
Osiris (Firm : New York, N.Y.) Publisher
Found In:
Cage, John. First meeting of the Satie Society. (OCoLC)761742509
Research Call Number
Spencer Coll. Amer. 1992 10-220
Spencer Coll. Amer. 1992 12-100
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