Collection of 73 sheets of black cardstock forming a file of ideas, with glued-down papers containing collage, montage, and 129 typed "pieces" from the important Fluxus artist covering the years 1958-1964, each sheet of cardstock reading "you can put each piece as a way of action for the rest of the pieces" along the top edge. Illustrated throughout, some with hand-coloring. Oblong 4to. Pale green linen-covered box with label mounted to lid, contents loose as issued. Berlin (René Block) 1972. From a limited edition of 150, signed by Köpcke to inside of lid.
A self-taught artist, Köpcke created works across a variety of media, including literature, painting, object art, conceptual art, and action art. Although he was influenced early on by surrealism, Dada, and futurism, Köpcke discovered a community of like-minded individuals in the International Fluxus movement and turned to making work based on everyday life, the media, and consumerism. He incorporated written elements into his collages and montages, and then read the texts and released recordings of the readings. In 1957, Köpcke opened a gallery in Copenhagen which focused on Fluxus and avant-garde art, and took on a key role in bringing Fluxus to Denmark and to all of Scandinavia. Incredibly scarce; as of November 2015, WorldCat lists only a single holding in North America.
Book ID: 48368