Sculpture: The Number Is 581-4570, But Don't Call It

The object on display last week at Manhattan's Howard Wise Gallery looked suspiciously like a telephone booth. In fact it was a telephone booth, but of a very special kind, designed by Argentine-born Marta Minujin, 25. The Minuphone is what she calls an "environment." The viewer is invited to step inside and dial a number. The phone really works (its number is 581-4570)—but it also sets off a sequence of experiences that suggest the giddying effect of a short trip on LSD.

During a conversation, the transparent walls of the booth may slowly...

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