Description:The SMS Portfolios were a collaboration between William Copley and Dmitri Petrov, which they published through their Letter Edged in Black Press. Involving some of the most important artists of the twentieth century, and exemplifying the community ethos of the ’60s, SMS bypassed traditional institutions to distribute the artist’s work directly to its audience. Six portfolios containing eleven to thirteen objects were produced in editions of 2000.
This SMS edition is a typewritten pamphlet by Claes Oldenburg. It is hand-bound with a knotted rope and contains typewritten pages of proposed menus of quintessentially mundane American food for seven lunches. An envelope containing a poetic typewritten RSVP is included, and its cover features a magic marker drawing by Oldenburg.