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Video Puzzle, circa 1971

Davis, Gene, 1920-1985


Item Information

Title: Video Puzzle

Date: circa 1971

Physical Details: 1 video reel : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in. ; 24 min., 27 sec.

Description: Videorecording of gallery performance featuring a nude model in a foreshortened composition reciting letters at predetermined increments to form a statement made by Clement Greenberg in 1952: "I feel that works of art that genuinely puzzle us are almost always of ultimate consequence."

Creator: Davis, Gene, 1920-1985

Forms part of: Gene Davis papers, 1920-2000, bulk 1942-1990

Rights Statement: U.S. public domain

Citation Information: Gene Davis. Video Puzzle, circa 1971. Gene Davis papers, 1920-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Availability: This item has been digitally reformatted. It is available by requesting an appointment in the Archives of American Art's reading rooms, or in certain situations as a Reproduction Request.

Digital ID: 10688