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An alphabetical listing of selected projects commissioned by the museum in the first couple of years after its founding in 1990. A full print catalog is available from the museum. Not included here are those projects linked off the home page, such as the posthumous Albers and Duchamp series; however, a few related works are included in this listing.

FEATURED PROJECT
The Oevre of Salvador Dali Reduced to a Reasonable Size

Assorted Samples 1992 [u]
9.5 x 13.5 x 0.5 cm
manila folder containing 8 plastic sheets w/ assorted art samples.




Box Box 1993
11.5 x 9.5 x 2 cm
hair-covered box containing inset photo of GL WSH.BX; with introverted paintbrush attached to inside lid.




Box City 1993 [u]
4.5 x 3 x 1.5 cm (approx.)
assorted proof-sheet photos, mounted, with dates the artworks therein shown were destroyed; with cover sheet inscribed: "BOX CITY HERE LIE nine original artworks that were completely destroyed by a person or persons unknown, 1983-86"; matchbox project commissioned by the Institute of Cultural Inquiry.




The Dadashop Quartet 1991/92 [m]
10 x 24.2 x 0.4 cm
booklet containing vocal composition; cover photo of first performance.




Doodle Book (MOF Sammlung) 1992/93 [u]
22.5 x 19 x 3
notebook of assorted drawings in clear plastic holders.




Experiment 04RR.5 1992 [u]
12.7 x 9.2 x 5.6 cm
wood box with misc. items incl. 3 pigment-filled glass bottles with bottle rests; condom-DNA spiral; inside lid are carbon stick and cardboard stick connected by copper wires.




15 Art Samples 1991/92 [u]
10 x 15 x 2 cm
album-style booklet containing 15 "professional quality art samples for home and business use."




GL WSH.BX 1992 [u]
24 x 32 x 10.5 cm
stained & burned wood box divided into 12 compartments, 10 containing small objects with hidden good wish, 1 containing ordinary cobblestone, 1 containing cross of pencil lead & copper wire.




History of Flight Sammlung 1992/93 [u]
23 x 17.5 x 1 cm (closed)
stamp album containing assorted items.




Immobilized Pictures 1990/91 [u]
film box with smothered reel; circle cutout of Mona Lisa's eyes & nose glued to felt at bottom; eyes show through holes at center of reel.




Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Piazza S. Gaetano, Naples 1958/1992 [u]
29 x 21 cm
work on paper contributed to the oeuvre of John Baldessari; part of the MOF "generics" program; medium: baldessari.




Limited Artistic License (Lot #25) 1990 [m] [v]
7.5 x 10.5 cm
license not to do art; laminated mixed media; shown here is the museum director's LAL.




Mal à la tête 1992 [u]
plastic box of chocolates, candies replaced by 8 ball-like items & one skull; lid bearing the word 'Gift' (German: 'poison').




The Museum of Forgery 1990- [v]
virtual institution dedicated to promoting an appreciation of the aesthetics of forgery.




The Museum of Forgery web site 1993- [v]
this web site; shown here in its last version (the third).




9 Designs (Josef Albers: Late Graphic Works) 1992 [m]
18.5 x 13 (x 1) cm
nine designs from "Josef Albers Postcards" printed in pairs, white on black, on nine cards; plus cover card; in box.




9 Josef Albers Postcards 1992 [m]
11.4 x 16.4 x 0.4 cm
series of posthumous Albers graphics printed as though from a U.S. stamp series; nine postcards with cover card in glassine envelope.




The Oeuvre of Salvador Dali Reduced to a Reasonable Size 1992-93 [u]
30.5 x 23 x 1 cm
commercially printed book of Dali paintings with most images severely edited by overpainting; rebound and contributed by the MOF to the oeuvre of Salvador Dali.




The Photographer's Handbook 1992/1994 [m] [v] [e: 2]
28 x 20.5 cm
handbound book book w/ altered images and maxims for photographers; created in two versions; shown here: "Any diagonal interrupting the plane carries the full weight of the ego."




Raw Materials Kit #MOF-30593-LP 1993 [u]
28 x 20 x 6 cm (closed)
Brown zippered leather case contining miscellaneous items; plus contract signed by artist; copy of contract kept by MOF.




Sample Box (MOF) 1993 [m]
box of five sample projects from the MOF, including, clockwise from top: "The Dadashop Quartet"; "Limited Artistic License"; "Shark's Pocket: a posthumous duchamp"; "Smothered Art"; "9 Josef Albers Postcards".




64 Changes (Lot #64) 1990/93 [u]
17 x 24 x 2 cm
book of 64 original I Ching hexagrams rendered in black & white with a new commentary; assembled with 2 screw-posts; hand-bound in brown leather; number "64" stamped on cover (silver over black).




Smothered Art (Lot #4) 1991 [m] [e: 500]
12.5 x 8.2 x 0.7 cm overall
flash cards with directions for destroying art; 21 cards with specific methods, 2 blank cards, 1 cover card.




Snotrags 1992 [u]
an authorized forgery by Yolande McKay; work includes the following instructions:

Only a sick person can complete this forgery. Please wait until you have active allergies, runny nose, or any condition that may require the expulsion of mucilage through the nose (oral phlegm is also suitable). An off center target area may be preferable. Step 1: Blow your nose or in some other projetile manner apply mucoid matter to snotrag provided. You may repeat this step as many times as you like. Step 2: Decide which abstract painter's work your creation most resembles; apply forged signature with small brush and paint.




Solstice 1 1992 [m] [v] [e: 12]
32 x 29 x 3.5 cm (closed)
gray office-type notebooks with 5 pockets containing works by C. Dillbohner, L. Erikson, Y. McKay, Hu D. Seidz, T.V. Trotter; intro page with text by R. Allen; airmail envelope announcing mailing.




Souvenir Of 1992 [m] [v] [e: 4]
15 x 23 x 0.3 cm (closed)
4 books of black and red tracings relating to the history of flight.




Note: This work has seven titles, one for each day of the week. On any given day, it should be referred to by the title pertaining to that day, as follows:
Sunday: Troy, west walls
Monday: Pergamon, interior walls
Tuesday: Mycenae, doorway
Wednesday: Babel, ?
Thursday: China, Great Wall
Friday: Lighthouse, Alexandria, base
Saturday: Uqbar, amphitheater
1990 [u]
17.5 x 23.8 x 8.4 cm
mixed media box containing one dozen roughly cubical stones.