Thomas Huber (b. 1955)
SALE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE AMBAUM HAKS FUND/ RIJKSMUSEUM FUND
Vito Acconci (1940-2017)

Openings

Details
Vito Acconci (1940-2017)
Openings
signed, titled and dated 'OPENINGS (December 1970) - Vito Acconci' (lower right)
c-print and ink on cardboard
76.5 x 101.5cm.
Executed in 1970
Provenance
John Gibsen Gallery, New York.
Collection Johan Ambaum and Frans Haks, Groningen (acquired from the above in 1971).
Literature
'Acconci, Body as Place - moving in on myself', in: Avalanche, no. 6, Fall 1972, pp. 22-23 (illustrated, p. 22).
M. Diacono, Vito Acconci, London 1975 (illustrated, pp. 32, 45).
F. Ward, Vito AcconciI, London 2002 (illustrated, p. 124).
C. Diserens, Vite Hannibal Acconci Studio, exh. cat., Barcelona, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, 2004 (illustrated, pp. 238-239).
Post lot text
The present lot was used for the super 8 film Openings, colour, fifteen minutes, December 1970.
'Camera focus on my stomach: the film frame is "closed", "full" - my stomach is covered with body hair. I'm pulling out hairs from my stomach, starting from the navel and working outwards. The film ends when the film frame is "open,"empty" - the part of my stomach framed by the camera is cleared of hair.' - Vito Acconci

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