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PRELIMINARY INVENTORY OF THE HEINZ OHFF COLLECTION OF WOLF VOSTELL PAPERS, circa 1962-2007
2009.M.24  
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Series I. Happenings, 1962-1975

Physical Description: 2.88 linear ft. 8 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series contains printed ephemera relating to Happenings. Included are P.-C.-Petite Ceinture, T.O.T. (Technological Oak Tree), Erdbeeren, Fandango, Heuwagen, and Salat, a train taken by Vostell, cohorts, and several crates of lettuce between Cologne and Aachen over a 100 day period.

Arrangement

Materials are in the chronological order in which they were received.
Box 1, Folder 1

P.-C.-Petite Ceinture, 1962

Box 1, Folder 2

Salat, 1970-1971

Box 1, 3*

T.O.T. (Technological Oak Tree), 1972

Box 1, Folder 3

Papers

Box 3*, Folder 1

Poster

Box 1, Folder 4

Erdbeeren, 1974

Box 1, 3*

Fandango, 1975

Box 1, Folder 5

Papers

Box 3*, Folder 2

Poster

Box 1, Folder 6

Heuwagen, 1975

 

Series II. Exhibitions ephemera, 1970-1983, undated

Physical Description: 10 folders, 3 flatfile folders

Scope and Content Note

Ephemera relating to exhibitions. Included are Vostell's first major retrospective at the Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris in 1974, the Vostell Environment Museum, the Vostell Fluxus Zug, and others.

Arrangement

The materials are in the order in which they were received.
Box 1, 3*

Paris exhibition, 1974

Box 1, Folder 7

Papers

Box 3*, Folder 3

Poster

Box 1, Folder 8

40 V 40, 1971

Box 1

Vostell Environment Museum, 1977

Scope and Content Note

Also in Flatfile 1**.
Box 1, Folder 9

Papers

Flatfile 1**

Poster

Box 1

Vostell Fluxus Zug, 1981

Scope and Content Note

Also in Flatfile 2**.
Box 1, Folder 10

Papers

Flatfile 2**

Poster

Box 1, 3*

Various other exhibitions, 1970-1983, undated

Scope and Content Note

Also in Flatfile 3**.
Box 1, Folder 11-14

Papers, 1970-1983, undated

Box 3*, Folder 4

Oversize materials, 1971-1977, undated

Flatfile 3**

Posters, 1976-1982, undated

 

Series III. Various papers, 1971-2007, undated

Physical Description: 13 folders, 1 flatfile folder

Scope and Content Note

Documented are other projects Vostell was involved in, including the Museo Vostell Malpartida de Caceres in Spain, and the Happening Archiv Berlin (HAB). Also in this series is correspondence, a lecture Vostell gave at Marburg University, press clippings, various texts and drawings, and a cigar box inscribed by Vostell.

Arrangement

The materials are in the order in which they were received.
Box 2, 3*

Museo Vostell Malpartida de Caceres, 1974-1986, undated

Scope and Content Note

Also in Flatfile 4**.
Box 2, Folder 1

Papers, 1976-1979

Box 3*, Folder 5

Oversize materials, 1974-1986, undated

Flatfile 4**

Large flyer, 1979

Box 2, Folder 2

Happening Archiv Berlin, 1971-1973, undated

Box 2, Folder 3-5

Correspondence, 1971-1982, undated

Box 2, Folder 3

Letter to Ohff and essay by Vostell, 1971, undated

Scope and Content Note

Essay on the art market in Germany, titled "Nicht-handelbare Kunst? Kunst als Bewusstsein? Notizen zum Kunsthandel in der BRD heute." Dated Apr 10, 1971. Typescript, photocopy. Also present is an annotated list of members of Akademie der Künste Berlin.
Box 2, Folder 4

Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz, 1975

Scope and Content Note

Two letters to the artist, one letter from Vostell to Stephan Waetzold.
Box 2, Folder 5

Letters to Ohff from Vostell and his wife, 1972-1982

Box 2, Folder 6

Lecture at Marburg University, 1979

Box 2, 3*

Press clippings, 1977-1979, undated

Box 2, Folder 7

Clippings, undated

Box 3*, Folder 6

Oversize clippings, 1977-1979, undated

Box 2, 3*

Various notes and drawings, 1971-1974

Box 2, Folder 8

Notes and drawings, 1971-1974

Box 3*, Folder 7

Oversize notes and drawings, 1972-1973

Box 2, Folder 9

Manifesto and Wolf Vostell Ideen Kartei 1/1969, undated

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies.
Box 4

Cigar box, 1982

Box 2, Folder 10

Ephemera supplied by dealer, 1983-2007, undated