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Guide to the Jaime Davidovich Collection
1953-2000
 MSS.155

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Collection processed by Jessica Shimmin, 2007; videotapes processed by Brent Phillips, 2006-2007

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on August 25, 2017
Description is in English.

 Updated by Jacqueline Rider to reflect incorporation of video preservation master and sub-master files Updated by Megan O'Shea to prepare artwork being sent to offsite art storage in September 2017  , March 2017 , August 2017

Container List

Series V: Artifacts and Objects

Scope and Contents note

This series includes material artifacts collected by Jaime Davidovich. Subseries A: Fluxus contains a number of artifacts designed by Fluxus artists including boxes, wall paper, and stationery. Subseries B: Television Collection includes television shaped or themed artifacts including clothing, children's toys, and novelty items. Subseries C: ATN and The Live! Show includes objects connected to the production or administration of these media projects including Dr. Videovich's lab coat, an ATN seal paper embosser.

Subseries A: Fluxus

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 155.2.0005 Partitioned box made of clear plastic containing, matches, rope, an electrical plug, a fishing hook, a glass shard, a pin, an x-acto blade, a bullet, and a ball bearing. Label fetaures an anatomically designed head, reads "a flux suicide kit by ben." Made by Ben Vautier.
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 155.2.0007 Flux Stationery, Hand in Glove. Shirk wrapped package of stationery, paper features a hand, palm up. Envelope features a black glove. Designed by George Maciunas.
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 155.2.008 Flux Stationery, Hand in Glove. Shirk wrapped package of stationery, paper features a hand, palm up. Envelope features a black glove. Designed by George Maciunas.
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 155.2.009 Flux Stationery, Foot in Shoe. Plastic shrink wrap enclosed stationery featuring a photograph of a foot. Envelope shows a shoe. Designed by George Maciunas.
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 155.2.0010 Flux Stationery, Torso in Fur Coat. Stationery set in skrink wrap plastic packaging. Photograph of a nude woman's body on paper, fur coat on envelope. Designed by George Maciunas.
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 155.2.0011 Flux Music Box. Plastic box containing two music box mechanisms. Two metal keys outside the box. Gear design label with object title on outside. Made by Joe Jones.
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 155.2.0012 Picnic Garbage Placemat. Placemat with black and white image of picnic remnants including banana peel, plate, crumpled napkin, watermelon rinds etc. Designed by Geoffrey Hendricks.
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 155.2.0013 Stomach Anatomy Apron. Designed by George Maciunas.
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 155.2.0014 Venus de Milo Apron. Designed by George Maciunas.
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 155.2.0015 Flux Text, Revealing Fact. Flat plastic box with label reading "Revealing fact….hold finger on nipple one minute** then open box and read, a Flux-Test by Jock Reinolds". Thermometer affixed to inside lid, label reads "good person" and "bad person"
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 155.2.0016 Smoke Fluxkit. Clear platic box with partitions containing purple, pink, and yellow incense cones, two sticks of incense, leather, burlap, rope, dried orange peel, wood, cork, flexible plastic. Label features a black and white photographic image of a smelling machine used by a woman and a man. Designed by Yoshimasa Wada.
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 155.2.0017 Fluxgame Deck. White plastic box labeled "Deck by George Brecht a fluxgame" 64 cards, each with a different black and white design, hair photograph on reverse.
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 155.2.0046 Face Anatomy Mask. Squre paper mask with eyeholes. Anatomy drawing with part os the face numbered and lettered. Designed by George Maciunas.
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 155.2.0047 Grotesque Face Mask. Squre paper mask with eyeholes. Photograph of person's face with hands pulling the lips away from teeth to reveal very swoolen gums. The Fluxus Codex indicates that the image comes from a book on dentistry and nutritional disorders. Designed by George Maciunas.
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 155.2.0048 Photograph of model in Stomach Anatomy Apron. Black and white photograph on cardstock. Image of Pamela Kraft modeling the long version of George Maciunas' Stomach Anatomy Apron. [Identified Pamela Kraft using the Fluxus Codex although this photogrpah is not in the book.]
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 155.2.0049 Cluttered Desk Table Top. Square black and white photographic image of laminated photographic table top on cardstock. Table depicts a messy desk: telephone, notebook stapler, newspaper fragments, papers. Designed by Robert Watts and Peter Moore.
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 155.2.0050 Crossed nude legs tabletop. Square black and white photographic image of laminated photographic table top on cardstock. Photographed by Robert Watts.
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 155.2.0051 Giant Stamp Imprint Envelope. 9 paper envelopes with New York, NY postal meter mark on reverse. Designed by Robert Watts.
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 155.2.0052 Meal Variation no. 7, eaten by Ferro. Black and white promotional photocard of laminated photographic table top. Image features an empty plate, two spoons, two forks, three knives, three glasses, cigarettes, matches, stamps, newspaper clippings, a photographs, and other odds and ends. Designed by Daniel Spoerri.
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 155.2.0053 Assholes Wallpaper. Black and white phtoographs of [Yoko Ono's] butt. Same image printed twice. Designed by Ben Vautier.
undated

Subseries B: Television Collection

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 26 Folder : 155.2.0006 Green ceramic television container. Top lifts off, screen displays multicolored flowers and hearts. Made by Jaime Davidovich.
1978
Box: 25 Folder : 155.2.0018 Green plastic television with clear screen on black pedestal. Pedestal turns, rotating the two plastic figures inside the object. One is a girl wearing a red skirt, one is a man in a ablue suit. Price tag on the bottom indicates $1.50.
undated
Box: 25 Folder : 155.2.0019 Sweatshirt with television design. Red, short-sleeved sweatshirt with multi-colored telvision designs. Size small, $15.00. Designned by Good Vibrations Inc.
undated
Box: 25 Folder : 155.2.0020 Television set shaped alarm clock radio. Cat, bird and bomb design around digital clock face. Made by Tratron.
undated
Box: 25 Folder : 155.2.0021 Television shaped snow-globe with soap opera theme. Clear plastic cube designed to look like a TV. Inside, male and female figures with thought bubbles. Hers, "Oh, John, I can Never be yours!" His: "I thought you were mine…Forever!" Pink, heart-shaped snow. Made by Enesco.
undated
Box: 25 Folder : 155.2.0022 Musical Pocket TV. Red plastic TV with movign paper under the screen. Made by Sankyo Seiki Mfg Ltd.
1980
Box: 25 Folder : 155.2.0023 TV fun-glasses. Plastic sunglasses shaped like televisions with green lenses. Made by Cathay.
undated
Box: 25 Folder : 155.2.0024 Blue T-shirt. Reverse reads, "Don't Bother me…while I'm watching the game."
undated
Box: 25 Folder : 155.2.0025 Ceramic television shaped clock. Made by Axis.
undated
Box: 26 Folder : 155.2.0026 T.V. Star. Detachable plastic microphone attached to a TV shaped radio with strap. Made by Crown.
undated
Box: 25 Folder : 155.2.0027 Metal television shaped savings bank with removable lid. Made by Wagner's TV and Appliance.
undated
Box: 25 Folder : 155.2.0028 Walking wind-up TV. Plastic TV-shaped figure with smiling face, arms, yellow shoes and mobile antenna. Walks when wound up.
undated
Box: 25 Folder : 155.2.0029 Family in front of the television snow globe.
undated
Box: 26 Folder : 155.2.0030 Smurf Musicale color TV. Television shaped toy with wind-up music mechanism. Images move as the song plays. Made by Ohio Art Company
1982
Box: 27 Folder : 155.2.0031 Television sunglasses with green lenses. In original packaging with Urban Outfitters pricetag, $3.00. Made by Accoutrements.
undated
Box: not specified Folder : 155.2.0032 Clear, plastic clip on tie swen with blue thread. The tie contains paper pictures of televisions and plastic miniatures of a coke bottle and a hungry-man TV dinner.
undated
Box: 27 Folder : 155.2.0033 White, short slevved T-shirt with design of televisions, pink trashcans, downward pointing arrows, and a black bar-shaped graphic.
undated
Box: 27 Folder : 155.2.0035 Pink ceramic TV coin bank. Mirror screen, blue flower design over screen.Made by Vandor.
1981
Box: 27 Folder : 155.2.0036 Plastic TV salt and pepper shaker. Shakers slide out of the television-shaped holder. The "on" dial elevates the shakers.
undated
Box: 27 Folder : 155.2.0037 Brown ceramic television shaped salt and pepper shakers. Top monitor is salt, base is pepper.
undated
Box: 27 Folder : 155.2.0038 Dollhouse furniture: Lounge Suite. Original packaging. 5 pieces, miniature sofa, two chairs, coffee table and a television.
undated
Box: 28 Folder : 155.2.0039 TV Time play puzzle. Plastic television shaped puzzle. Screen comes apart in six pieces. Depicts a bear driving a car. TV has moveable antenna, a button that beeps, and a dial that clicks. Still in original box and plastic fillm.
undated
Box: 28 Folder : 155.2.0040 Television Christmas tree ornament multiple. Three paper ornaments. TV screen shows a burning yule log behind a plastic screen. Designed by Jaime Davidovich.
undated
Box: 31 Folder : 155.2.0041 Dukes of hazzard TV tray. Child's size blue TV tray with photo of the Duke sof Hazzard and Daisy with a guitar. "Carla" etched into th epaint on the bottom edge of the tray. Made by Warner Bros. Inc.
1981
Box: 31 Folder : 155.2.0042 Watch Highclass. Two watches mounted on a cardboard display that is printed to look like a televisioin showing a baseball game.
undated
Box: 31 Folder : 155.2.0043 "Don't Watch TV at the table!" placemat. Laminated placemat displaying images of historical televisions. Made by Paper Tales, Ltd.
1991
Box: 31 Folder : 155.2.0045 Winky Dink and You. Winky Dink set, still sealed in original packaging. Made by Standard ToyKraft Products.
undated

Subseries C: ATN and the Live! Show

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 24 Folder : 155.2.0001 TeeVee rubber stamp. Red, wooden handle.
undated.
Box: 24 Folder : 155.2.0002 "The Live! Show" rubber stamp, red wooden base, black wooden handle.
undated.
Box: 24 Folder : 155.2.0003 Hand held paper emobosser with Artists' Television Network Inc. Corporate Seal.
ca 1976
Box: 24 Folder : 155.2.0004 Kaleidoscope. Two parts. Black box with paper label. Square hole in the bottom of the box secured with tape. Inside, a black cardboard cylinder with a black label, round hole in the top. Inside the cylinder is white with mirror at back. Made by Stefan Eins.
1976
Box: 24 Folder : 155.2.0034 "The Live! Show" t-shirt. Blue short sleeved t-shirt with silk screened image of television shaped object with a "Live! Show" button on its screen. The TV object is part of the collection, object I.D. 155.2.0035.
undated.
Box: 32 Folder : 155.2.0044 Dr. Videovich lab coat. Long sleeved, white lab coat with three pockets. Multicolored "The Live! Show" buttons pepper the front of the costume. "Dr Videovich" in black paint on the reverse. TV sunglasses in one of the pockets. Made by Jaime Davidovich.
undated.
Box: Map case area, roll number 3 Item : 155.2.0058 The Live! Show backdrop
Banners.
Undated

Subseries D: Portapak

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 29 Folder : 155.2.0054 Sony AV-3400 Video Camera.
Box: 30 Folder : 155.2.0055 Sony AC-1000 power/Battery Charger
Box: 29 Folder : 155.2.0056 Sony Av-8400S Color Portable Video System. Second generation 1/2 inc EIAJ portapak
Box: 29 Folder : 155.2.0057 Operating Instructions, Sony AV-8400S

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