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.
Joseph Kosuth is an American conceptual artist. His piece Four Titled Abstracts consists of four hand-folded black sheets, each numbered and titled in white, “Titled (art as Idea as Idea).” Each sheet contains an entry from four different dictionaries for the word “abstract” and is enclosed within a large black folder.