Vito Acconci// Instructions to Dorothy and Herbert Vogel 1971
Performance and conceptual artist Vito Acconci (b. 1940) has a fear of flying. In this numbered list from 1971, he leaves open-ended instructions about what to do with his apartment and its contents should he die in transit. Intended as a conceptual work of art (and perhaps as a potential postmortem performance), Acconci mailed this list to art collectors Dorothy and Herbert Vogel and others in the art world. It remains as the material evidence of the art event.