Allan Kaprow

Mock-up for Echo-logy + the book

Allan Kaprow, mock-up for Echo-logy, Alternate Projects


Allan Kaprow  
Mock-up for the book Echo-logy + the book, 1975
The mock-up consists of 6 large rolled double-sided yellow sheets of paper with holes cut for negatives and the negatives attached.
Each sheet: 31 1/4 x 28 in (79.38 x 71.12 cm). Provenance: Anna Canepa.
Echo-logy. Black wraps with white text, staple bound with black and white photo reproductions and accompanying text throughout. The book was published by D'Arc Press, NYC, 1975. Condition: As new.

$ 3,500

Echo-logy photo-documents a Kaprow per­formance piece carried out by Kaprow and others at a stream in Far Hill, New Jer­sey. The performance centered on natural processes- the movement of wind, water, and sound, and the human interaction with them. 

Allan Kaprow (1927-2006) was an American painter and assemblagist who is recognized for establishing the concepts of performance art. For Kaprow, Happenings were unique events that just happened. They had no structure and there was no distinction between the performers and the audience. Through Happenings the separation between life, art, artist, and audience is blurred.

In the 1970s, after a move to New York City from Italy, Ana Canepa became a pioneer in promoting video and performance art through the representation of Allan Kaprow, Dennis Oppenheim and Eleanor Antin among other important video and performance artists of the time.