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Recherches, 1971

Identifier: CC-26872-27343

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Scope and Contents

This deluxe edition was printed on Japanese paper and includes a drawing by Spacagna; the other 10 copies were printed on Arches Fidelis paper and do not include the Spacagna drawing. Arkitu signed his name, Arkitu J-B, on the title page and colophon. The prints appear to have been made from silkscreens since some ot the elements appear on several prints in different colors and locations. Arkitu was the younger brother of Jean-Paul Curtay and committed suicide in the Fall of 2008. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 1971



0 See container summary (15 folders (paper) + 3 pages (ink, handwriting) + print (linocut, folded) + 10 prints (silkscreen) + drawing (ink, gold-leaf, gouache) in folder (paper, perforated, yarn)) ; folders 33 x 26 x 2 cm + prints 32 x 25 cm, in portfolio 37 x 29 x 3 cm

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

alphabetical shelves

Custodial History

The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, gift of Ruth and Marvin A. Sackner and the Sackner Family Partnership.


Published: Paris, France : [Publisher not identified]. Signed by: Arkitu (l.r.- prints); J Spacagna (l.r.- drawing); Arkitu G-B (b.c.- colophon). Nationality of creator: French. General: 2 copies of 12 total copies. II number copy. General: Added by: CONV; updated by: MARVIN.

Repository Details

Part of the The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry Repository

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