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Word, No Word Please / Gerz, Jochen., 1967

Identifier: CC-27439-28487

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Scope and Contents

The background text consists of three columns of repetition of "word" typed in lower case. An image of a partially concealed standing man (Gerz?) holding a poster reading "no word please" is placed over the lower left column of text. The image of a hand on translucent paper with a poster reading "no word please" is placed in the lower half of the right sided column. The archive also holds a smaller, non-inscribed version of this photograph. This work is depicted as No.470 in Gerz's Catalogue Raisonnne Volume III and mistakingly described as a photocollage rather than a photograph of a it. Presumably, the original has been lost or destroyed. The photograph was purchased from Gerz by the Sackners. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 1967



0 See container summary (1 black and white photograph) ; 25 x 20 cm

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

Portfolio boxes, north.

Custodial History

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


Published: Paris, France : [Publisher not identified]. Signed by: Jochen Gerz (l.r.- verso). Inscription: To John Furnival Sincerely, Jochen Gerz Dec. 1967. Nationality of creator: German. General: Added by: CONV; updated by: RED.

Repository Details

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

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