George Maciunas

Lithuanian-born American artist George Maciunas was the founding member and central coordinator of the Fluxus movement, an international community of artists, architects, composers, and designers. Members include Yoko Ono, Joseph Beus, George Brecht, and Dick Higgins. Maciunas was born in 1931, and trained as an architect and graphic artist before he began buying and repurposing SoHo building space in his 30s. He deemed the dilapidated spaces "fluxhouses" and established them as locations where artists could live and work, dividing resources and producing. Through fluxhouses, he single-handedly put SoHo on the map with 16 developed buildings and a creative new model for real estate development, which is still the standard practice for current artist lofts and coops around the world. He died in Boston in May 1978. Included are scores made in homage of other fluxus artists.

George Maciunas is featured in Edition: Guest Editor, Bryan Leitgeb and Edition: Guest Editor, Tom Burr

Solo for Violin, for Sylvano Bussotti, January 2, 1962
Six Scores, January 12-14, 1962
Photo from Fluxus Scores and Instructions
Homage to Yoko Ono
12 Compostions for Nam June Paik, January 2, 1962
Fluxus stationary