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Williams, Emmett, 1925-2007

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13 Variations / Williams, Emmett., 1965

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Identifier: CC-37687-39561
Scope and Contents

This work is also designated Mat Mot No.6. The piece consists of six words written by Gertrude Stein, "when this you see remember me," a color assigned to each word. Each print doubles the number of words from the previous plate such that in the final print the 24,516 words fuse together. The work was made by handstamping the work on 72 plates, and the integrated result visible only after 78 operations of the color press. The stamping was done at full speed to achieve the fusion of words, not the spreading of color. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1965

1999/2000 / Wiens Laden & Verlag ; Acconci V ; Boetti A ; Anderson L ; Andre C ; Williams E ; Kostelanetz R ; Arakawa ; Arp H ; Lissitzky E ; Wolfli A ; Artmann HC ; Bal E ; Ball H ; Bayer K ; Beuys J ; Bloom B ; Blume A ; Boltanski C ; Brecht G ; Breton A ; Broodthaers M ; Brouwn S ; Bruly-Bouabre F ; Brus G ; Buren D ; Cage J ; Carrion U ; Cendrars B ; Chopin H ; Claus CF ; Copley W ; Corner P ; Huelsenbeck R ; Darboven H ; Debord G ; VanDoesburg T ; Dubuffet J ; Duchamp M ; Ernst M ; Federman R ; Filliou R ; Finlay IH ; Fischli P ; Weiss D ; Hendricks J ; Flynt H ; Knowles A ; Patterson B ; Schmit T ; Marinetti FT ; Gappmayr H ; General Idea ; Gerz J ; Giorno J ; Gomringer E ; Gonzalez-Torres F ; Gosewitz L ; Gysin B ; Roth D ; Hansen A ; Warhol A ; Hausmann R ; Heidsieck B ; Janicot F ; Higgins D ; Holzer J ; Iannone D ; Indiana R ; Johns J ; Kabakov I ; Kaprow A ; Kassak L ; Kawara O ; Kopke A ; Weiss C ; Kosuth J ; Drucker J ; Lax R ; Lebel JJ ; Maciunas G ; Malevich K ; Manzoni P ; Mayakovsky V ; McLuhan M ; Merz M ; Messager A ; Michaux H ; Mon F ; Nitsch H ; Novak L ; Olson C ; Ono Y ; Opalka R ; Mathews H ; Parmiggiani C ; Pettibone R ; Phillips T ; Cahun C ; Picabia F ; Porter B ; Rodchenko A ; Roth D ; Ruhm G ; Ruscha E ; Saito T ; Satie E ; Schmidt SJ ; Schneemann C ; Schwitters K ; Spoerri D ; Stein G ; Topor R ; Tuttle R ; Finch P ; Uecker G ; Ulrichs T ; Ben ; Voss J ; Vostell W ; Warhol A ; Weibel P ; Weiner L ; Williams E ; Noel A ; Dufrene F ; Ginsberg A ; Hanson S ; Heissenbuttel H ; Jandl E ; Joyce J ; MacLow J ; Hartmann W., 1999 - 2000

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Identifier: CC-36233-38020

A Flexible History of Fluxus Facts & Fictions; 70 'Kunstfibel' Collages digitally remastered by Ann Noel / Williams, Emmett ; Noel, Ann ; Cage J ; Oldenburg C ; Maciunas G ; Vostell W ; Ay-O ; Corner P ; Paik NJ ; Beuys J ; Spoerri D ; Tinguely J ; Ben ; Higgins D ; Christo ; Knowles A ; Ono Y ; Moorman C ; Conz F ; Brecht G ; Hansen A ; Hughes P ; Kolar J ; Hendricks G ; Mekas J., 2006

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Identifier: CC-46338-49062
Scope and Contents

Williams writes in his forward, "The fables - on the right-hand pages of the book - came first. Only gradually, after several exhibitions of these far-fetched fictions, did I come to realize that there was at least an iota, a jot or a tittle of truth - and sometimes a big blob of reality - in each and everyone one of them. And here, for the first time, the documentation appears opposite the collages themselves...on the left hand pages, opposite each of the cartoons, are enlightening documents from the author's personal archive relating some of the unlikely things that really happened in Performance Art 'show biz' over the years." -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2006

A-Journey / Williams, Emmett., 1979

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Identifier: CC-56962-62936
Scope and Contents These prints, depicted as reproductions in this issue, were shown in a show entitled Generations and Continuities (1979-1980) held at Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University.At the opening of the exhibition Yo-Yo Ma himself performed Incidental Music for Yo-Yo Ma, playing a Bach unaccompanied suite, accompanied by the late Ivan Tcherepnin making waves of electronic distortion to match the progressive complexity of the score. There were five suites of serigraphs shown in the exhibition - Eros, Shakespeare's XXXth, A-Journey, Impressions of Japan and Incidental Music for Yo-Yo Ma were produced by Edition Noël at Harvard in 1979-1980. All of them are based on experiments in the electrostatic distortion and generation of texts and images. To oversimplify: I used the Xerox 3100 duplicating machine at Leverett House, Harvard University, as a creative tool to perform tasks that makers, buyers and users of such machines used to consider (a) a misuse of sophisticated...
Dates: 1979

A Life in Flux - and Vice Versa / Williams, Emmett., 2007

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Identifier: CC-46687-49417
Scope and Contents

This is a memorial exhibition who was born on April 4 1925 and died on February 14 2007. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2007

A Valentine for Noel: Four Variations on a Scheme / Williams, Emmett., 1973

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Identifier: CC-40895-42872
Scope and Contents

The Something Else Press and Edition Hansjorg Mayer copies of the book are identical. The four sections of the book are entitled, IBM, Ego Hego Shego, Soldier, Fete and Duchampetre. "Noel" refers to Williams' wife, Ann Noel. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1973

A Valentine for Noel: Four Variations on a Scheme / Williams, Emmett., 1973

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Identifier: CC-40896-42873
Scope and Contents

The Something Else Press and Edition Hansjorg Mayer copies of the book are identical. The four sections of the book are entitled, IBM, Ego Hego Shego, Soldier, Fete and Duchampetre. "Noel" refers to Williams' wife, Ann Noel. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1973

abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz (Alphabet Poem) / Williams, Emmett., 1963

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Identifier: CC-48358-69384
Scope and Contents This poem was included in several Fluxus boxes. There is no reference to Emmett Williams as an author of the scroll. AbeBooks: Printed scroll of 3 conjoined sheets of buff-colored laid stock, rolled as issued. 2217 x 58 mm. (ca. 87 1/4 x 2 3/8 inches). A fine copy. "A Fluxus printing of "abcedfghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz,' also called "Alphabet Poem,' was usually included in "Fluxus 1" and "Fluxkit.' This work was first published by Verlag Kalender, the publishing house of Bernd Ebeling and Hansjoachim Dietrich, Wuppertal, West Germany, ca. 1961. They also published "Kalender Rolle,' a survey of avant-garde art in 1961 and again in 1962. Printed on a long scroll, their form influenced several Fluxus publications, such as "Fluxus Preview Review'" (Jon Hendricks, in Fluxus Codex). Williams' "An Opera' was issued in the same format, and distributed in the same way. Only the alphabet poem itself appears on the scroll; there is no credit to Williams, nor any publication information. -- Source...
Dates: 1963

Afterimage. No.6 / Williams E., 1985

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Identifier: CC-24869-25322
Scope and Contents

Article include "Artists' Books: A Conversation with Printed Matter," "Emmett Williams's The Voyage," and "The Czech Avant-Garde and the Book, 1900-1945." -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1985

Aleph, Alpha, and Alfalfa / Williams, Emmett., 1993

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Identifier: CC-00569-583
Scope and Contents

Shares a slipcase with books by Coply and Iannone. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1993

An Anthology of Concrete Poetry [Reprint] / Williams, Emmett, editor ; Arias-Misson A ; Chopin H ; Cobbing B ; DeCampos A ; DeVree P ; Fahlstrom O ; Finlay IH ; Furnival J ; Gomringer E ; Gysin B ; Hansen A ; Houedard DS ; Kolar J ; Kriwet F ; Bremer C ; Nannucci M ; Solt ME ; Mayer HJ ; Kitasono K., 1967 - 2013

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Identifier: CC-58254-10001494
Scope and Contents

This book was the inspiration for the founding of the Sackner Archive and includes poems byh 70 poets.. Emmett Williams was born in 1925 and died in February 2007. The images include pages from the book alonmg with comparable originals ad scans from the Sackner Archive used for a lecture at Perez Art Museum Miami on January 18th 2014 in conjunction with the Primary Information publishfrs of this book. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1967 - 2013

An Anthology of Concrete Poetry / Williams, Emmett, editor ; Arias-Misson A ; Chopin H ; Cobbing B ; DeCampos A ; DeVree P ; Fahlstrom O ; Finlay IH ; Furnival J ; Gomringer E ; Gysin B ; Hansen A ; Houedard DS ; Kolar J ; Kriwet F ; Bremer C ; Nannucci M ; Solt ME ; Mayer HJ ; Kitasono K., 1967

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Identifier: CC-00351-359
Scope and Contents

This book was the inspiration for the founding of the Sackner Archive and includes poems byh 70 poets.. Emmett Williams was born in 1925 and died in February 2007. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1967

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Concrete poetry 71
Visual poetry 23
Documentation 21
Fluxus 20
Visual art 20