Grapefruit: A Book of Instructions and Drawings by Yoko Ono

Grapefruit: A Book of Instructions and Drawings by Yoko Ono

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Overview

Back in print for the first time in nearly thirty years, here is Yoko Ono's whimsical, delightful, subversive, startling book of instructions for art and for life.

"Burn this book after you've read it." — Yoko

"A dream you dream alone may be a dream, but a dream two people dream together is a reality."
"This is the greatest book I've ever burned." — John

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780743201100
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 10/10/2000
Edition description: Classic Edition
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 131,576
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Read an Excerpt

From Chapter 7: Dance

Dance Report

in the old east

there was a dance in which young girls

at the age of 12 of 13 wore special

intoxicating flowers inducing them to sleep

while standing. the girls went on

standing for hours while people

watched and appreciated the

delicate swaying of the

bodies.

Copyright © 1964, 1970, 1992, 1998 by Yoko Ono

From Chapter 6: Film

FILM SCRIPT 5

Ask the audience the following:

1) not to look at Rock Hudson but only Doris Day.

2) not to look at any round objects but only square

and angled objects — if you look at a round object

watch it until it becomes square and angled.

3) not to look at blue but only red — if blue comes

out close eyes or do something so you do not see,

if you saw it, then make believe that you have not seen

it, or punish yourself.

— from SIX FILM SCRIPTS BY YOKO ONO, Tokyo,

June 1964

Copyright © 1964, 1970, 1992, 1998 by Yoko Ono

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