Artist

Higgins, Dick

Artist's book (49 Schede)

 

Code FX0583   Artist's book / Performance

Act. A Game of 52 Soaphorse Operas

1967

Ephemeral publication by Threadneedle Editions, New York
Booklet containing fifty-two instructions
for performances "Cowboy Play"
Unnumbered pages, 10.5 x 7 cm.
Signed

Part of the "Ring Binder. Dick Higgins-Ephemera", No. FX0189


"Now one of my most-performed works, these playlets, later reprinted in my book foew&ombwhnw (1969), evoke the theatro sintetico of the Italian futurists as well as "soap operas", serial melodramas on American commercial television, usually sponsored by soap companies, and "horse operas", cowboy movies for pre-adolescents." (D.H.)



Bibl.: D. Higgins, "Bio/Bibliography", Barrytown, New York 1992, p.38.

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