SMS: A Collection of Multiples

A Surrealist Publication

This surrealist publication was coordinated by William Copley. It features six volumes with artworks contributed by various artists; a complete list follows:

Volume No. 1 February 1968

Little Box of Earthquake and Cotton (cover), Irving Penn; Black Dress, James Lee Byars; Chicago Project…, Walter de Maria, signed; My Country ‘Tis of Thee, Kasper Konig, signed; Luggage Labels Nancy Reitkopf, signed; Project for a Bridge, Sue Braden, signed; A Postcard for Mother, Richard Hamilton, signed; Two Propositions in Black, Le Monte Young and Marian Zazeela, signed; Store Front, Christo, signed; Hottentot Apron, Sol Mednick, signed; Pharmaceuticals, Julian Levy, signed; insert signed by Bill Copley.

Volume No. 2 April 1968

Seven Minute Recording of Contapetrie, a surrealist word game (cover), Marcel Duchamp, signed; The Mirror of Genoveva, Meret Oppenheim, signed; Three Color Separations, Alain Jacquet, signed and numbered; A Two-Year-Old Girl Choked to Death Today on an Easter Egg, Ray Johnson, signed; A Proposed Comic Section for the New York Times, Bernard Pfreim, signed; Farwell to Faust, George Reavey, signed; Album, Clovis Trouille, signed; Legal Tender, Bruce Conner, signed; 10 collages, Marcia Hertscovitz, signed; Thesis, Lee Lozano, signed; Cynocephalus & Co., Nicolas Calas, signed; insert signed by Bill Copley.

Volume No. 3 June 1968

Untitled abstract landscapes (cover), John Battan; Clouds, William Bryant (Bill Copley), signed; Ode to London, Dick Higgens, signed; Two Drawings, Ronnie Landfield, signed; Bush in Hand, Roland Penrose, signed; The Father of Mona Lisa, Man Ray, signed and numbered; Glove, Enrico Baj; Four Titled Abstracts, Joseph Kosuth, signed; Correspondence, H.C. Westerman, signed; Signal Flag Poem, Hannah Weiner, signed; Poppy Nogoods All Night Flight, Terry Riley, signed; Poems, Atograf; insert signed by Bill Copley.

Volume No. 4 August 1968

Untitled (cover), Robert Stanley; Drift Study 4:37:4:05:09:50 5 VII 68, La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela, signed; Permanent Parking Decal, Robert Watts; 100 Year Calendar, On Kawara; Lichtenstein Hat, Roy Lichtenstein, signed; Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse) continued, John Cage, signed; Phenakistiscope, Hollis Frampton, signed; Asylum Manuscripts, Princess Winifred, signed; 6 Prison Poems, Domenico Rotella, signed; Concept: Bergtold, Paul Bergtold, signed; Tortured color, Arman Fernandez, signed; insert signed by Bill Copley.

Volume No. 5 October 1968

Untitled (cover), Congo (Chimpanzee); Custer’s Last Stand (interior of cover), William Anthony, signed; Splendid Person, Wall Batterton, signed; 24 Still Lifes, Edward Fitzgerald, signed; Bucks American, Neil Jenney, signed; The Barber Shop, William Copley, signed; Cut Corners, Robert Rohm, signed; Footsteps, Bruce Nauman, signed; Candy, Mel Ramos, signed; Mend Piece for John, Yoko Ono, signed; The Magellanic Clouds, Diane Wakowski, signed; Against the Grain, William Schwedler, signed; The Inner Pages, Angus MacLise, signed; Turf, Stake, String, Lawrence Weiner, signed; and insert signed by Bill Copley.

Volume No. 6 December 1968

Untitled (cover), Richard Artschwager; Adora, Jean Reavey; Self Portrait, Ed Bereal, signed; Neon Construction, Ronoldo Ferri, signed; Astrophysics, Bernar Venet, signed; Junior Historical Theatre Playroom Kit , Mischa Petrov, signed; Unattended Lunches, Claes Oldenburg, signed; Friends, Betty Dodson, signed; Twenty Down, Adrian Nutbeem, signed; Johns in Art Galleries, Paul Steiner, signed; 10 Xerox Sheets, Toby Mussman; Chinese Fortune Game, John Giorno, signed; Chocolate Bar, Diter Rot, signed; insert signed by Bill Copley.