The very first edition that Weiner was at all involved in was S.M.S. Shit must stop, a box of mail art filled with multiples of known and lesser-known artists to which he contributed and that was published by the artists William N. Copley and Dimitri Petrov in six editions in 1968. S.M.S. Shit must stop was a bimonthly publication which operated on subscriptions, conceived as a counter-initiative to the mainstream art market. Weiner, who at that time still referred to himself as Larry Wiener, contributed to the fifth edition called “Turf, Stake and String” alongside other artists such as Yoko Ono and Bruce Nauman.
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Part of William N. Copley and Dimitri Petrov S.M.S., Shit must stop
Card Colour offset lithograph on mylar
22 x 15,9 cm
The Letter Edged in Black Press, Inc., New York
From S.M.S #5 with Congo, William Anthony, Wall Batterton, William Copley, Edward Fitzgerald, Neil Jenny, Angus MacLise, Bruce Nauman, Yoko Ono, Mel Ramos, Robert Rohm, William Schwedler, Diane Wakoski, Lawrence Weiner (Larry Wiener)
Published by William Copley and Dimitri Petrov.
Edition of 2.000, numbered version