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U.S.A. Surpasses All The Genocide Records! poster and fact sheet

Contributed by Stephen Coles on Oct 9th, 2016. Artwork published in .
    First edition, 1966.
    Source: http://www.fondazionebonotto.org License: All Rights Reserved.

    First edition, 1966.

    “U.S.A. Surpasses All the Genocide Records, the flag poster, is curiously only listed once in Fluxus publications and then by implication, as a publication of Implosions, a commercial branch of Fluxus started by Maciunas, Robert Watts, and Herman Fine. The work was not signed. It has the image of death in place of stars, and calculations about genocide in place of stripes. The poster was widely distrbuted, and is illustrated in books on political posters from that era. I think that Maciunas particularly wanted the poster to be anonymous so that its impact would be seen for itself, not because of a name associated with it. On the poster, one is invited to send for calculations and references to ‘p.o. box 180, New York, NY 10012‘ (the fluxus postal box). One would have received an essay with calculations titled U.S. Surpasses All Nazi Genocide Records, with Maciunas’ name printed on it.” — Fluxus Codex, pp. 391 via Significant Object

    Flyer written and published by G. Maciunas, 1966.
    Source: http://www.fondazionebonotto.org License: All Rights Reserved.

    Flyer written and published by G. Maciunas, 1966.

    A reprint by Reflection Press, Stuttgart, in 1973 under the supervision of Maciunas.
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    A reprint by Reflection Press, Stuttgart, in 1973 under the supervision of Maciunas.

    John Lennon and Yoko Ono with the print, c.1970. Photo from press kit for The U.S. Versus John Lennon.
    License: All Rights Reserved.

    John Lennon and Yoko Ono with the print, c.1970. Photo from press kit for The U.S. Versus John Lennon.

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