What is it?


What is it?
Arthur Köpcke


The Germano-Danish painter, poet and Fluxus artist, who died in 1977 at the age of 49, radically questioned the boundaries of art. His comprehensive oeuvre is a collage of literature, painting, object, conceptual and action art. Köpcke not only switched media with ease, but also the roles (those of the artist, the gallerist and the purveyors of art), the orthography of his name and language itself: German, Danish and English.

Köpcke’s conceptual main work, the so-named_ reading/work-pieces_ (1963-65) features chiefly a combination of banal subjects from newspaper magazines, puzzles and language games.