GRAPEFRUIT, by Yoko Ono - 1970 [Signed 1st Ed]


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by Yoko Ono

introductory Drawings by John Lennon

FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. Signed by Ono on title page. London: Peter Owen Limited, 1970.

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD+ condition with VERY GOOD DJ.

  • Beautiful red covers feature gilt lettering on spine and are protected behind B&W illustrated DJ.
  • Volume displays minimal overall wear to covers and interior, with minor wear to DJ.
  • Brick red cloth boards have bright gilt on spine and minimal evidence of shelfwear at perimeters.
  • Binding is secure and tight. 
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks, and are overall white and bright.
  • Textblock edges are bright with just a couple light marks
  • DJ features B&W photo of Ono on front and back with overall light scuffing and soiling, with more scuffing to foot edge, and 1/4" damage to foot of spine.
  • SC20190724

288 pages. 5.5 X 5.5 inches

Grapefruit is a pioneering example of conceptual art, before the style was taken up by well-known artists. Written as an artist's book, the volume is a series of "event scores" - a kind of performance art differentiated from the "happening" by its limited duration and its simplicity - with instructions given the reader to perform. By David Bourdon, it is considered "a monument of conceptual art from the 1960s."

Yoko Ono (b. 1933) is a Japanese artist, author and peace activist. The widow of John Lennon, she is an experimental and avant-gardist artist.

Cover and chapter 1 conclusion; "Burn this book after you read it." 
Features an intro by John Lennon.

EDITION POINTS: first edition in the English language. First Hardback Edition, originally published in Japan.

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