Skip to main content

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

Identifier: CC-27440-28488

  • Staff Only
  • Please navigate to collection organization to place requests.

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 trasnslucent paper with a poster reading "no word please" is placed in the lower half of the right sided column. The Archive also holds a larger version of this photograph that Gerz has inscribed to John Furnival. 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) ; 19 x 15 cm

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

study small not

Custodial History

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


Published: Unknown : [Publisher not identified]. Signed by: Jochen Gerz (l.r.- verso). Nationality of creator: German. General: Added by: RED; updated by: RED.

Repository Details

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

125 W. Washington St.
Main Library
Iowa City Iowa 52242 United States