Tag Archives: Happenings

An Anthology of Chance Operations (1963)

“An Anthology of Chance Operations (An Anthology) was an artist’s book publication from the early 1960s of experimental neodada art and music composition that used John Cage–inspired indeterminacy. It was edited by La Monte Young and DIY co-published in 1963 … Continue reading

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Whaam! – Roy Lichtenstein (1963)

“Whaam! is a 1963 diptych painting by the American artist Roy Lichtenstein. It is one of the best-known works of pop art, and among Lichtenstein’s most important paintings. Whaam! was first exhibited at the Leo Castelli Gallery in New York … Continue reading

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The Moment of Enlightenment Is a Sound – Tony Conrad

Tony Conrad, Long String Drone, 1972, wood, bass strings, electric pickup, tuning keys, tape, rubber band, metal hardware… “In a video tour of his 2012 exhibition at Galerie Buchholz in Cologne, Germany, Tony Conrad bounces excitedly from one three-dimensional element … Continue reading

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Reporter Sightings: Art Chronicles, 1957-1987 – John Ashbery

“Poet John Ashbery, whose ‘Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror’ won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1975, is perhaps less well known for his art criticism. The best of these essays, written over the course of 30 years and ranging … Continue reading

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Five Spot Café

Charles Mingus, Shafi Hadi, Curtis Porter & Booker Ervin. The Five Spot Cafe, NYC, 1958 “The Five Spot Café was a jazz club located at 5 Cooper Square (1956–1962) in the Bowery neighborhood of New York City, between the East … Continue reading

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Angry Arts Week

Rudolf Baranik, Artists’ Poster Committee of Art Workers Coalition “… The most significant antiwar effort from the arts community during 1967 was Angry Arts Week, which took place in New York City between January 26 and February 5. Angry Arts … Continue reading

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Edith Sedgwick (1943 – 1971)

“Edith Minturn Sedgwick Post (April 20, 1943 – November 16, 1971) was an American actress and fashion model. She is best known for being one of Andy Warhol’s superstars. Sedgwick became known as ‘The Girl of the Year’ in 1965 … Continue reading

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Fluxus 1

“Fluxus 1 is an artists’ book edited and produced by the Lithuanian-American artist George Maciunas, containing works by a series of artists associated with Fluxus, the international collective of avant-garde artists primarily active in the 1960s and 1970s. Originally published … Continue reading

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The Factory

Andy Warhol and assistant Gérard Malanga blocking a silk screen with glue, 1960. “The Factory was Andy Warhol‘s New York City studio, which had three different locations between 1962 and 1984. The original Factory was on the fifth floor at … Continue reading

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Some/thing – Jerome Rothenberg/David Antin (1965–68)

“David Antin’s first separate book was in preparation at Hawk’s Well Press (Definitions was ultimately published by Caterpillar in 1967) when he joined with veteran poet and editor Jerome Rothenberg to create Some/thing. The first issue, published by Rothenberg’s Hawk’s … Continue reading

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