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4.75 of 5 stars 4.75  ·  rating details  ·  4 ratings  ·  1 review
Kirby's documentation & analysis of Happenings by Allan Kaprow, Red Grooms, Robert Whitman, Jim Dine, & Claes Oldenburg.
hardback, 288 pages
Published 1965 by E. P. Dutton & Co.
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Mar 21, 2008 tENTATIVELY, cONVENIENCE rated it 5 of 5 stars
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One of the most inspiring bks of all-time for me. Happenings are visions of life lead according to the imagination. One might say that any performance, eg, is that, but I think Happenings went much further than most performances in their transformations of ordinary 'reality'. Happenings were less dependent on creating a suspension of disbelief than they were on simply (or complexly) reorganizing the matter(s) at hand into WHATEVER.

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