Program for Self-Obliteration: An Audio-Visual-Light Performance. Yayoi Kusama.

Program for Self-Obliteration: An Audio-Visual-Light Performance

Woodstock, NY: Group 212, [1967]. 4to, three sheets printed on rectos only, and stapled twice at the upper left hand corner. Cover sheet offset printed on pink paper; second and third sheets mimeographed from typescript.

The program for this performance of one of Kusama's most fascinating performance installations in Woodstock. The piece had first been performed the month prior at the Black Gate Theater in New York City. The cover sheet includes the text, "Become one with eternity. Obliterate your personality. Become part of your environment. Forget yourself. Self-destruction is the only way out! On your trip, take along one of our live bikini models."

It also includes instructions for how to find the remote site of the performance. There is a holograph prince change in black ink, and a date correction in pencil, changing the dzte of the performance from July 9 to July 8. The second sheet includes notes on the show, and the final leaf, entitled "Personal History", lists her exhibitions to that date.

Scarce documentation from an important work. A couple of light creases, else fine. Item #25777

Price: $125.00

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