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Allan Kaprow: Yard

A selected facsimile from the Allan Kaprow Estate workfile published on the occasion of ‘Allan Kaprow. Yard‘ at Hauser & Wirth New York, September 23 – October 31, 2009.

Hauser & Wirth opened its first American gallery with a presentation of Allan Kaprow’s seminal Environment Yard, an enduringly influential work – a veritable mountain of black rubber auto tires and tarpaper-wrapped forms through which visitors jumped and crawled – first made by the artist in 1961 and radically reinterpreted in other locations ten times before his death in 2006. The exhibition ‘Allan Kaprow. Yard’ presented a dramatic, sprawling reinvention of Yard by prominent performance artist and interventionist William Pope.L at the site of the work’s original creation: the Manhattan townhouse at 32 East 69th Street, then home to the legendary Martha Jackson Gallery and the address of the new Hauser & Wirth New York gallery.

Publication Details

  • Design by An Art Service
  • Softcover
  • 30.5 x 24 cm / 12 x 9 1/2 in
  • 112 pages
  • 978 3 033 02112 9
  • Sep 2009
  • £17.00 / $27.00 / 20.00€ / 22.00 CHF
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