Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.coplwill2
Creators:
Copley, William Nelson, 1919-1996
Dates:
1968
[1968]
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
6 Volumes
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Six portfolios of miscellaneous loose items containing original works of art by 73 artists. Edited by William N. Copley. Artists include William Copley, Christo, Marcel Duchamp, Roy Lichtenstein, Joseph Kosuth, Walter de Maria, Yoko Ono, Lawrence Weiner, Richard Artschwager, and Man Ray among others. The portfolios are all kept in original display boxes.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Art publication, 1968. S.M.S. (Shit must stop) portfolios were conceived by William N. Copley with Dimitri Petrov as a form of protest against art galleries. Artwork in the portfolios is based on the traditions of Dada, Surrealism, and Pop Art. The portfolios are considered one complete work.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated in 2008 by Muriel Kaplan, an art collector, who purchased the portfolios.

Other Title
Other Title
Also referred to as: Shit must stop

Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint)
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint)
[New York] Letter Edged in Black Press [1968]

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weiner, Lawrence. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kosuth, Joseph. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ono, Yōko Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artschwager, Richard, 1923-2013 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lichtenstein, Roy, 1923-1997 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ray, Man, 1890-1976 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Copley, William Nelson, 1919-1996 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
De Maria, Walter, 1935-2013 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Christo, 1935- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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