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André Thomkins
1930 – Lucerne – 1985

Mixed media (manuscript anagrams). Size: 49.7 x 90.3 cm. 
Signed and dated.

Literature:

  • D. Schwarz (ed.), André Thomkins, Gesammelte Anagramme, 1987, Zurich, pp. 116-122 and p. 134;
  • H-P. Wipplinger (ed.), Dominik Steiger, Retrospektive, 2014, Kunsthalle Krems, p. 410.

Provenance: Dominik Steiger, Vienna.

 

This object was created during a performance in collaboration with the poet Dominik Steiger on 27 September 1984 at the gallery Brigitta Rosenberg in Zurich (Schwarz p. 134).

The performance piece requires players to place an equal number of anagram cards into two little boxes before alternately placing them side by side to form an arbitrary poem.