8vo. (9 x 7 3⁄4 in.) In-wraps. 112 pp. Letterpress and offset. Light shelf-wear, creasing on back cover, and light chipping on top of spine. First edition. Back cover and spine blank red. Signed on front pastedown endpaper by Jackson Mac Low to Judith Malina and Julian Beck of the Living Theatre. It reads, “For Julian & Judith; April 1964 with love; Jackson Mac Low.” Light water damage to front two endpapers. Binding loose on front and back endpapers.
An Anthology of Chance Operations contains work by Jackson Mac Low, La Monte Young, John
Cage, Yoko Ono, Henry Flynt, Ray Johnson, and numerous other artists. This artist’s book played a key role in the formation of the Fluxus movement, as it was the first collaboration between avant-garde composer La Monte Young, poet, performance artist, composer and playwright Jackson Mac Low, and founder of Fluxus, George Maciunas. An early and formative example of the artist’s book, this unique publication was designed by George Maciunas and contains a varied body of work including concrete poetry, musical notation, graphics, and essays.
This copy also includes a subscription card although the publication folded after publishing only one issue.