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Grapefruit

PURCHASE PIECE. LOOK AT THE 1964 FIRST EDITION OF YOKO ONO'S GRAPEFRUIT. ONE OF ONLY 500 COPIES AND THIS ONE SIGNED BY YOKO. CAREFULLY READ ALL THE IRREVERENT TEXT. SMILE (A BIT). HIT THE BUTTON TO BUY. AND. BUY IT. 2016 SUMMER.


Do we have to write anything? Grapefruit. The first edition of 500 copies published by Yoko Ono's Wunternaum Press. A book of short texts, instructions, event scores, aphorisms. A book of zen.
 

The purest page in a book of virgin snow. 
 

Signed by Yoko. Inscribed to avant-gardist Fred Hunter (he recorded her performances in London). Below the inscription Yoko has added a tanka poem by Bokusui Wakayama. The Google translate app can't read it (sadly) but Wakayama did compose the tanka below before his death in 1928. You can see why he would be a favourite of Yoko. 
A parting word? 
The melting snow 
is odorless.

Startlingly prescient. There are 150 instructional works in Grapefruit . Some read more relevant now than in 1964. This (above) is Instagram. 
 

So this time we really don't need to write anything!
 

Inversely proportional. The quiet unassuming modesty of the book / this handmade box / the original price of Yen 1,000 ($3.00) before publication / its value now. You can buy this copy. You can own it and read it and perform the works. You can do all of these things. 
 
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