Morning Piece (1964) to George Maciunas by Yoko Ono Flyer
New York: Yoko Ono, 1965. Offset. 8 1⁄2 x 11 in. Very good, toning and small chips to edges, creased twice from being folded into thirds. Item #6666
Flyer advertising a performance by Yoko Ono held on September 12 and 19, 1965, on the roof of her apartment building in the West Village. First performed in Tokyo in 1964, this flyer documents the second performance of Morning Piece.
As participants gathered on the roof for the sunrise, Ono sold scraps of typewritten papers attached to shards of glass. Each piece named a future date and period of the morning. By selling these pieces at arbitrary and wildly varying prices, Morning Piece explored the urge to put a price tag on the ethereal, ephemeral, and unsaleable, and created a mindful space where participants were encouraged to listen to the world, celebrate the dawn, and touch each other when the sun comes up.
A scarce document of a performance Ono has revived and staged many times throughout her career.