Higgins, Dick

Announcement (10 work / s)

Code FX0579   Announcement

The Tart (1963)


Advertising flyer for the performance at Sunnyside
Garden Boxin Arena in Queensboro, New York
Black offset on white paper,
printed on both sides, 21.5 x 28 cm.

See also booklet, No. FX0306
Part of the "Ring Binder. Dick Higgins-Ephemera", No. FX0189

"The tart" is a suspension play in "Jefferson's Birthday" which was produced at the Sunnyside Gardens Boxing Arena in Queensboro, New York. I accepted John Cage's dictum very early that a performance work did not exist until it was performed. Thus, when my "Jefferson's Birthay/Postface" (1964) appeared, with Something Else Press, I arranged to perform three of the works in it at Sunnyside Gardens Boxing Arena in Queens, New York. This was the announcement. The "Tart", whose picture is on the poster, was Lettie-Lou Eisenhauer, one of my two best actresses at the time and who appeared in many Happenings by Kaprow, Oldenburg and others as well." (D.H.)