Examples of Fluxus artwork appear in many of our auctions, and demand seems to be on the rise for works by the group, which was active from the early 1960s through the late 1970s.
There have been recent shows at MoMA and NYU’s Grey Art Gallery featuring the avant-garde, multimedia artistic movement that was founded by Lithuanian-born George Maciunas (1931-1978) and had ideological ties to Dadaism.
Fluxus utilized myriad media, including performance art, music, found material, ephemera and poetry, with the idea of making art accessible while also negating its highfalutin’ elitist status. Fluxus artists combined art with the everyday experience, to the point that anything had the potential to be art, and anyone was able to understand, interact with and experience it. The use of ephemeral objects emphasized the fleeting nature of existence (the flux) that Fluxus artists aimed to capture and celebrate.