THIS IS NOT HERE. Catalogue + Press Release + Poster.
THIS IS NOT HERE. Catalogue + Press Release + Poster.
THIS IS NOT HERE. Catalogue + Press Release + Poster.
THIS IS NOT HERE. Catalogue + Press Release + Poster.
THIS IS NOT HERE. Catalogue + Press Release + Poster.
THIS IS NOT HERE. Catalogue + Press Release + Poster.
THIS IS NOT HERE. Catalogue + Press Release + Poster.
THIS IS NOT HERE. Catalogue + Press Release + Poster.
THIS IS NOT HERE. Catalogue + Press Release + Poster.

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THIS IS NOT HERE. Catalogue + Press Release + Poster.

Syracuse, NY: Everson Museum of Art, 1971. Newspaper supplement, issued as a catalogue to Yoko Ono's Everson Museum retrospective, October 1971. Three large folded sheets (12pp.), printed offset, unstapled, as issued. 55x42cm.

Contains a photomontage of Yoko's past pieces, press reviews, and gallery and concert announcements, edited by John Lennon and Peter Bendry; also features a full-page transcript of Elliot Mintz's telephone interview with her from 1970, as printed in the Los Angeles Free Press, and a full-page photograph of her by Raeanne Rubenstein.

The exhibition included the active participation of John Lennon, and, amid rumours of a Beatles reunion, its opening (Lennon's 31st birthday) was attended by Ringo Starr, Bob Dylan, Andy Warhol, Frank Zappa, Jack Nicholson, John Cage and Dennis Hopper (the nearest thing to a reunion was the after-party held in Lennon's room at Hotel Syracuse where he jammed with Ringo, Phil Spector, Eric Clapton, Jim Keltner, Nicky Hopkins, Klaus Voorman, Neil Aspinall, Mal Evans, and Allen Ginsberg).

Yoko's ten-year retrospective ('A show of unfinished paintings and sculpture') was her last major exhibition of the period and consisted of instruction works, a film section, and an invitational section of works by Fluxus colleagues and friends (among them Julian Beck and Judith Malina of The Living Theatre). 'Add Color Painting' required viewer involvement using the paints and brushes supplied, and for 'Water Event' she invited 'guest' artists to donate an object to which she would conceptually add water. Andy Warhol contributed a film of the Factory water cooler with a soundtrack of people conversing next to it (his first-ever videotaped work); George Maciunas supplied hydrogen and oxygen in pressurised tanks; Richard Hamilton contributed a plastic bag; Dan Richter brought a cup of dry instant soup; John Dunbar provided a tree; Bob Dylan contributed a record; and Phil Spector a Beatles plastic cup with an X marked over Paul McCartney's face.

Fine.

Together with:

i) Everson Museum of Art press release announcing "Miss Ono's first exhibit in a major art museum in America." Single quarto sheet. Fine;

ii) original offset-litho poster, designed for the exhibition by George Maciunas (reproduced on the catalogue's back cover). Illustrated with photographs by Iain Macmillan of John and Yoko's faces appearing in repeat within the lettering of the show's title (several weeks later the same photographs were morphed together for the label of their 'Happy Xmas' single). 46.6x61cm. Not all copies of the poster sold at the time, and this example has the 'Lennon-Ono Original Gallery Art 1970-78' blindstamp to the lower right corner. Small tear to lower edge and slight handling wear, o/w Near Fine.

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