Receipt of Delivery: Violations – Dennis Oppenheim

Receipt of Delivery is a weekly series featuring Bay Area exhibition mailers selected from the SFMOMA Research Library’s collection of artists’ ephemera.


Dennis Oppenheim (1938–2011), Violations, 1971–72; card, offset lithography; 6 3/4 x 10 in. (17.15 x 25.4 cm). Exhibition consisted of a mailer designed by Tom Marioni and sent by his Museum of Conceptual Art, San Francisco, December 31, 1971. The stolen hubcaps were later shown as a floor installation with a video at Sonnabend Gallery, New York.

Comments (1)

  • Dennis, this one is a lot of fun.
    bold, daring, playful
    How are these actual actions more ‘conceptual’
    than synthetic pigment, and polymer emulsion
    on a woven canvas quadrilateral?
    Nice to see this.

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