Saturday, April 22, 2006

Fluxist Tampons

Q: What well-known fluxist filed for a tampon patent?

A: George Brecht, when he worked for Johnson & Johnson.

patent no.3015332 Jan., 1962 Brecht.
see: list of Tampon Patents

How did I find this tadpole of info? Remember that Surrealism Essay I was reading on the bus? (more on this later). Before Brecht was an artist, he was a full-time chemist for J&J. Brecht even included it in his mail-art exhibition, l'art du Tampon. (incidentally, the show was made up of mostly men. should be renamed male-art exhibition)


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