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  1. Michael de Courcy, Boxes on Pender, 1969
Item Details

Title: Boxes on Pender Street

Artist: Bob "Box" Arnold

Artist: Michael de Courcy

Date: August 31, 1969

Format: Photograph [fibre based gelatin silver print]

Location: The Michael de Courcy Archive

Size: 12.70 × 10.20 cm

More Information: A performative intervention at Pender St. and Main St. in downtown Vancouver. Bob “Box” Arnold, placed several configurations of cardboard boxes on the street. Photos were taken of passers by interacting with the box structures. This attracted the interest of the police, who eventually requested the installation be removed. Bob “Box” Arnold, center. Collection of the artist.

  1. 09. Crown-Zellerbach Canada meeting
    Michael de Courcy (Photograph)
  2. 10. Bob Arnold fabricating an installation for Electrical Connection
    Bob "Box" Arnold and Michael de Courcy (Photograph)
  3. 11. Floating Boxes
    Bob "Box" Arnold and Michael de Courcy (Photograph)
  4. 12. Floating Boxes
    Bob "Box" Arnold and Michael de Courcy (Photograph)
  5. 13. Floating Boxes
    Bob "Box" Arnold and Michael de Courcy (Photograph)
  6. 14. Bob Arnold fabricating an installation for Electrical Connection
    Grant Arnold and Michael de Courcy (Photograph)
  7. 15. Box Works performance
    Bob "Box" Arnold, Michael de Courcy, and Gary Lee-Nova (Photograph)