Morning Piece. Yoko Ono.

Morning Piece

New York: Yoko Ono, [1965]. 3 1/4 x 5 1/2" flyer, offset printed. Of at least four known flyer variants we've handled for this event, this is the smaller format illustrated version, similar to the larger format illusatrated flyer but with "NYC" added after the address (the C only partially printed as always). There were two different states of the larger flyer, and also a text only flyer for the event.

Original leaflet for an important and early NYC work by Ono, in which she sold pieces of glass from a broken bottle, each with a specified date and a particular time of the morning. The work had first been presented on the roof of the Naiqua Gallery in Tokyo the year prior. In New York, Ono presented the wok on top of the building she was living in at 87 Christopher Street, but this time with pieces of seaworn "beach glass."

"And it was a cold morning, and it was very early morning. We did it, like, when the sun was coming up. And on a table I had a thing that I made – which was all the worn glasses on it. And underneath the worn glass, I would have then a date. Some dates were from the past, and some dates were in the future. Maybe that particular date meant something to them, or maybe not.

But you know, some people come to me and say, "Did you know that was my birthday?" or, "Did you know that we got married that day?" or something, without knowing it or whatever. And it seems like every date means something to somebody."

Rare and important early ephemera.

Surface abrasions to margins, not affecting image, with some small loss to lower right hand tip, perhaps from being taped up. Item #29295

Price: $350.00

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