Grapefruit By Yoko Ono (First Paperback Edition)(1971)
Grapefruit By Yoko Ono (First Paperback Edition)(1971)

Grapefruit By Yoko Ono (First Paperback Edition)(1971)

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Yoko Ono is a seminal figure in the development of Conceptual art, performance and Fluxus, as well as film and new music.

Her legendary artist's book Grapefruit, first published in 1964 in Tokyo by Wunternaum Press in an edition of 500 copies, contains more than 150 works divided into five sections: MUSIC, PAINTING, EVENT, POETRY, OBJECT. These works (conceptual instructions) are the culmination of a process that dispensed with the physical and arrived at the idea.
Since the initial publication of 
Grapefruit, numerous expanded editions have been produced in many different languages. 

Grapefruit is a book of instructions and drawings by Yoko Ono and Introduction by her beloved husband, the one and only Legend John Lennon. 

Here we present this Paperback First US Edition edition with some "Patina" as the photos show, the book is well worn but pages all intact with no markings. 


Born in Tokyo in 1933, 
Yoko Ono moved to New York in the mid-1950s and became a critical link between the American and Japanese Avant-Gardes. Ono's groundbreaking work greatly influenced the international development of Conceptual art, performance art and experimental film and music. In celebration of Ono's 80th birthday in 2013, the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt organized a major traveling retrospective.