This is the first substantial English-language overview on the legendary '60s Fluxus artist and poet Robert Filliou (1926-87).
With illustrations of nearly 192 works, it also features the transcript of an extensive conversation between Filliou and the Brussels-based art critic Irmeline Lebeer, recorded on seven cassette tapes in August 1976 in Flayosc in southern France. This conversation is structured as an ab c daire and touches on a variety of topics pertaining to Filliou's art and thinking, from amiti (friendship) to zen. This conversation was intended to form the backbone of an extensive monograph but was never published--until now. Robert Filliou: The Secret of Permanent Creation illuminates the mind and the practice of this massively underpublished artist, whose influence on subsequent generations has been both clandestine and colossal.