Lot 158
  • 158

Ono, Yoko

300,000 - 500,000 USD
485,000 USD
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Grapefruit. Original typescript with manuscript additions in ink, in English, signed in ink ("Yoko") and with each piece dated in ink, on 151 white Japanese "Apollo" postcards (5 3/4 x 4 1/8 in.; 146 x 105 mm; 6 of the cards somewhat smaller), typescript on rectos only, except for one card with text on recto and verso, two of the smaller cards with printed Japanese text only, perforated edge at upper margins, [New York, Tokyo] 1952–1964; small piece torn away at perforated edge of introductory card, which also has small stain in text and light pencil notations at lower margin, "10 Strip-tease pieces" card with light browning at upper margin (not affecting text), very light browning at perforated edge of a few cards.  Housed in a stainless steel box.

Sales Room Announcement: The present typescript does not correspond in completeness to the 1964 limited first edition of Grapefruit.  It is, however, a draft of the work, and includes a typed and annotated card in which Ms. Ono specifies that the present draft consists of 150 event scores.  She also writes on this card, 'There are more pieces of this period that I can send you by next mail which I would like to include in the book.'