Ono, Yoko. Grapefruit A Book of Instructions [with] Between the Sky and My Head.
Publisher: Peter Owen,
Date of Publication: 1970
Stock Code: 4862
First UK edition INSCRIBED by Yoko. Square 8vo. Unpaginated [pp288]. The first printing with contributions from John Lennon. Publisher’s white cloth with black titles in unclipped pictorial dust-jacket, a little scuffed with two or three closed tears and minor loss to extremities. Patterned endpapers. [With] “Yoko Ono Between the Sky and My Head”, catalogue of the exhibition printed on a single mutifolded sheet; held at the Baltic, Gateshead from December 2008 to March 2009 and this is when Grapefruit was signed. [And] Envelope approx 6 inches square containing two promotional postcards for the exhibition, one an invitation to the VIP Preview, plus two card jigsaw pieces with a blue sky and clouds design on one side and the Artist’s initials YO to reverse. Inscribed by the Author in 2008 to title page in black ink. Ffep clipped top edge approx 3 inches x 1 inch, perhaps following the instruction in Cut Piece dated 1962 summer : “CUT PIECE. Throw if off a high building”, or Painting for the Skies: “Drill a hole in the sky. Cut a paper the same size as the hole...” though fortunately the owner must have ignored “Please burn this book after you’ve read it”.
Instructional verses for the reader to follow with artwork in text and Introduction by John Lennon.