Ample Food For Stupid Thought

Robert Filliou

New York/Cologne/Paris: Something Else Press Inc.,1965. Two-part wooden box containing 96 offset postcards. Box 5.75 x 7.75 x 2 inches, sheets 5 × 7 inches 

Near fine. A few postcards (around five) show toning to verso. Else fine, bright and without markings. 

Incredibly scarce postcard edition of Robert Filliou's questions dedicated to George Brecht: 'Ample Food for Stupid Thought.' 

Each postcard contains a one question printed recto. Examples include: 'what does it take to lead the rich, full life?' / 'do you believe in fairies, theories, children or vests?' / 'why eat so much meat?' / 'where are the rest of your pants?' and 'why not work?' 

Also included is a list of 'Introductions' to Filliou by his artist friends: Daniel Spoerri, Arman, Kichka Baticheff, George Brecht, William Burroughs, Christo, Diane di Prima, Brion Gysin, Dick Higgins, Allan Kaprow, Ray Johnson, Joe Jones, Alison Knowles, John Herbert McDowell, Jackson Mac Low, Nam June Paik, Benjamin Patterson, Diter Rot and James Waring.

[Something Else Press. An annotated bibliography by P. Frank," New York, 1983, p.12; I. Conzen, "Art Games. Die Schachteln der Fluxuskünstler, "Sohm Dossier 1, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, 1997, pp.62-63; S. Jouval", Robert Filliou: catalogue raisonné des éditions & multiples, livres et videos, Dijon 2003, No. 3 ; "Fluxus! Antikunst ist auch Kunst", Köln, 2012, p. 48.].