Housed within a protective white cardboard box, this multiple includes:
- A black lacquer box with a hole in the top and a drawer on one side
- A clear plastic box containing 50 artificial black flies
- A plastic packet containing a small piece of soft red fabric
- A signed and numbered card identifying and authenticating the work
The drawer contains 50 small white notecards inserted in white envelopes. On half of them, the sentence “I found this fly and thought of you” is printed in black ink; on the other half, the same sentence is printed in Japanese.
Unlike Ono’s fluxus boxes, this enigmatic and playful multiple does not contain instructions for use. One might decide to line the drawer with the piece of red fabric and to drop a fly in the hole atop the black box, subsequently “finding” the fly in the drawer, placing it in one of the small envelopes and giving it away, along with the note, as an odd but poetic present.
This multiple was released on the occasion of the exhibition Fly, held at Gallery 360° in Tokyo, Japan, from December 10th to 29th, 2007.