[Untitled]

Description: design of announcement for a recital by William Masselos, collage of newspaper clippings, text in various typefaces and a photograph of Masselos, 43 x 27 cm

Date: 1952

Sources: present location unknown

Literature: none.

 

[Untitled]

Description: drawing, ink on paper, size unknown

Date: 1954

Sources: New York, estate of Earle Brown

Publication: in Kostelanetz 1970d, illustration 22

Literature: Kostelanetz 1991.

 

[Untitled]

Description: designs (for advertisments etc.) made while employed by Jack Lenor Larsen, Inc. (sizes unknown)

Date: 1956-1958

Sources: Middletown, Connecticut, Wesleyan University, Olin Library, collection 1000-72, box 8 folder 6-15

Publication: some facsimiles in Kostelanetz 1970d, illustrations 27-28.

 

[Untitled]

Description: film [contribution] for TV show Gateway # 7

Duration 30 minutes

Date: circa 1967

First broadcast: 18 October 1967

Sources: present location unknown.

 

[Untitled]

Description: contribution to Museum of Drawers, compiled by Herbert Distel

Date: 1970-1977

Literature: Ginneken 1981.

 

[Untitled]

Description: design for Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse)

Date: 1974

Sources: present location unknown

Publication: Cage 1974DESIGN.

 

[Untitled]

Description: drawing [self-portrait], size unknown

Date: 1976 or earlier

Publication: facsimile in Britton, B. 1976, 152.

 

[Untitled]

Description: polaroid picture of Richard Hamilton

Date: 1977 or earlier

Publication: in Hamilton, R. 1977.

 

[Untitled]

Description: color lithograph, 60 x 90 cm

Date: 1978

Sources: Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum

Publication: Oakland, California: Crown Point Press.

 

[Untitled]

Description: cover drawing for Sounday program

Date: 1977 or 1978

Publication: cover of Benoist 1978.

 

[Untitled]

Description: drawing, size unknown

Note: made with Lou Harrison and Virgil Thomson

Date: Summer 1982, with Lou Harrison and Virgil Thomson

Publication: in John Cage, Henry Cowell, Lou Harrison, Virgil Thomson, Party Pieces. New York [etc.]: Peters, 1982, inner back cover (Peters; 66500).

 

[Untitled]

Description: six drawings, on separate sheets, with accompanying instructions written on an envelope for combining them

Date: 1982, instructions written 24 June 1982

Dedication: for Pierre Lartigue

Publication: LÕavant-sc¸ne: ballet/danse no. 10 (September-October), 72.

 

[Untitled]

Description: cover drawing for Mode 1-2 (records)

Date: 1984

Publication: as cover for records, Mode 1-2.

 

[Untitled]

Description: installation [empty railway container] for the Biennale de Paris

Date: before 21 March 1985

Shown: 21 March-20 May 1985

Literature: Declercq 1985.

 

[Untitled]

Description: cover drawing for first issue of journal, ērtics

Date: July 1985

Publication: ērtics no. 1 (September-October), 1

 

[Untitled]

Description: cover graphic for the long-playing record Wergo WER 60151, 1986 [possibly part of Eninka, Fire, HV, Mesostics: Earth, Air, Fire, Water or Ryoku]

Date: before or during 1986

Publication: as cover graphic to the long-playing record Wergo WER 60151, 1986.

 

[Untitled]

Description: cover drawing for Rossum 1988

Date: 1988.

 

[Untitled]

Description: drawing for announcement of exhibition and installation in the Espai Poblenou in Barcelona, 16 January-late April 1991

Date: late 1990.

 

[Untitled]

Description: installation at the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Date: 1991?

 

9 Stones

Description: aquatint on smoked paper, 46 x 58 cm, in an edition of 20 with 3 artist's proofs

Date: 1989 in San Francisco, California, Crown Point Press

 

9 Stones 2

Description: aquatint on smoked paper, 46 x 58 cm, in an edition of 20 with at least 1 artistÕs proof

Date: 1989 in San Francisco, California, Crown Point Press.

 

10 Stones

Description: twenty aquatints on smoked paper, 46 x 58 cm, in an edition of 20, with at least 2 artist's proofs, printed by Marcia Bartholme at Crown Point Press

Date: 1989.

 

10 Stones 2

Description: twenty aquatints on smoked paper, 58 x 46 cm, printed by Marcia Bartholme at Crown Point Press

Date: 1989.

 

11 Stones

Description: twenty aquatints on smoked paper, 58 x 46 cm

Date: 1989

Literature: Volk 1995, 14.

 

11 Stones 2

Description: twenty aquatints on smoked paper, 46 x 58 cm

Date: 1989.

 

30 Drawings by Thoreau

Description: 32-color silkscreen on Japanese paper, 77 x 52 cm

Note: with Merce Cunningham

Date: 1974

Sources: Red Hook, New York, John Cage Trust at Bard College

Publication: in Merce Cunningham and John Cage, Jasper Johns, Robert Morris, Bruce Nauman, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella, Andy Warhol: A Portfolio of Seven Prints Recording Collaborations with Merce Cunningham and Dance Company, with an untitled text by Calvin Tomkins. New York: Multiples; Castelli Graphics, 1974, limited edition of 100 portfolios and 10 artistÕs proofs, numbered and signed by the artist

Literature: Anonymous 1975MERCE.

 

75 Stones

Description: set of two color spitbite aquatint etchings on smoked paper printed by Marcia Bartholme, 137 x 104 cm

Date: 1989

Edition: 25, 1 artistÕs proof

Literature: Brown, Ka. 2002 in Nicholls, 123; Lewallen 1991, 65.

 

Changes and Disappearances

Description: thirty-five related prints; engraving, drypoint and color photo-etching, with shaped plates whose edges are inked, printed on Twinrocker handmade paper, circa 29 x 57 cm, by Lilah Toland, Hidekatsu Takada and Paul Singdahlsen

Date: 1-circa 10 January 1979; 1-15 January 1980; September 1980 [fifth working period]; completed January 1982

Publication: Oakland, California: Crown Point Press (each printed in two impressions, with a third impression in eleven cases to accomodate proofs for the artist, the publisher and the printers)

Literature: Brown, Ka. 1980, [11]; Cage/Raymond and Roberts 1980, 7; Cage/Retallack 1996, 96, 98, 125, 138; DÕHarnoncourt 1993; Kostelanetz 1988b, 186; Toland 1982a.

 

Chess Piece

Description: black and white ink over gouache on Masonite, 50 x 50 cm

Date: 1943 or 1944

Note: made for exhibition, The Imagery of Chess (opening 12 December 1944)

Sources: Chicago, Illinois, collection Patrick Shaw

Publication: facsimile in Kostelanetz 1970d, illustration 17, between pp. 78-79

Literature: Kostelanetz 1991; Redford 2007.

 

Chessfilmnoise

Description: instructions for realization of Žlm

Duration: 12 minutes

Date: 25 June 1988 in Middelburg

Realization: filmed 26 June 1988; Frank Scheffer, 26 June-1 July 1988

First shown: 1 July 1988

Sources: Dordrecht, collection Frank Scheffer

Publication: Amsterdam: FS Film en video, film, color, 12 minutes.

 

Deka

Description: series of thirty-five related images, 41 x 49 cm

Date: 1987 in Oakland, California, Crown Point Press

Publication: Oakland, California: Crown Point Press.

 

Dˇreau

Description: thirty-eight related works printed in two impressions each; color photo-etching, engraving, drypoint and aquatint on Japanese paper, 36 x 46 cm; printed by Lilah Toland, Paul Singdahlsen and Marcia Bartholme

Model: Henry David Thoreau, Journal, marginal drawings, passim

Date: January-? 1982

Publication: Oakland, California: Crown Point Press

Literature: Toland 1982b.

 

Dramatic Fire

Note: original title Empty Fire

Description: aquatint etching on smoked paper, 47 x 59 cm

Edition: twenty-five?

Date: 1989

Literature: Cage/Retallack 1996, 134; Lewallen 1991, 65.

 

Drawings by Thoreau

Description: pencil on paper, 25 x 28 cm (framed)

Date: 1978

Note: New York, collection Francesco Pellizzi.

 

Edible Drawings

Note: earlier title Edible Paper

Description: series of twelve sheets of handmade paper with macrobiotic ingredients, 31 x 23 cm each

Date: February 1989

Publication: Boston, Massachusetts: Rugg Road Papers and Prints

Literature: Toale 1992.

 

Eninka

Description: series of fifty unique smoked and branded monoprints on gampi paper chine collˇ, 64 x 48 cm, printed by Marcia Bartholme

Date: 1986

Publication: Oakland, California: Crown Point Press

Literature: Lewallen 1991, 65.

 

Essay Barcelona

Description: etching on paper, 38 x 48 cm

Date: 1991

Edition: unknown

Publication: Oakland, California: Crown Point Press.

 

Exquisite Corpse

Description: drawing, size unknown

Note: made with Lou Harrison and Virgil Thomson

Date: Summer 1982

Publication: in John Cage, Henry Cowell, Lou Harrison, Virgil Thomson, Party Pieces. New York [etc.]: Peters, 1982, front cover (Peters; 66500).

 

Fire

Description: series of sixteen unique smoked and branded monotypes, 30 x 51 cm, printed by Peter Pettengill

Date: 2-15 January 1985

Publication: Oakland, California: Crown Point Press.

 

Gelbe Musik

Description: pencil and silk-screen print on paper [mesostic on ŌGelbe MusikÕ], 54 x 100 cm, edition of 60, and at least 19 artistÕs proofs

Date: 1991

Sources: Berlin, collection Ursula Block and Renˇ Block.

 

Global Village 1-36

Description: aquatint etching on brown smoked paper, 98 x 68 cm, edition TPF/15

Edition: fifteen

Date: 1989.

 

Global Village 37-48

Description: aquatint etching on gray smoked paper, 98 x 68 cm

Edition: fifteen

Date: 1989.

 

HV

Note: the title is short for horizontal-vertical

Description: thirty-six monotypes, each 30 x 47 cm

Date: January 1983 [and later?]

Publication: Oakland, California: Crown Point Press.

 

HV2

Description: fifteen aquatints printed in three impressions each by Pamela Paulson at Crown Point Press, 30 x 36 cm each: HV2 10; HV2 14; HV2 14B; HV2 14C; HV2 17A; HV2 17B; HV2 19A; HV2 19B; HV2 19C; HV2 20; HV2 22; HV2 24; HV2 25A; HV2 25B; HV2 6 (numbers in the titles of individual prints refer to the number of plates in the print)

Date: 8-23 January (or earlier) 1992

Literature: Brown, Ka. 2000, 122-124, 125-140; D'Harnoncourt 1993.

 

Medicine Drawings

Description: series of twelve sheets of handmade paper with medicinal plants, 31 x 36 cm each

Date: Fall 1991

Publication: Boston, Massachusetts: Rugg Road Papers and Prints

Literature: Toale 1992.

 

Mesostics: Earth, Air, Fire, Water

Description: twelve collage monoprints, measurements unknown

Date: 2-15 January 1985

Edition: nine

Publication: Oakland, California: Crown Point Press.

 

The Missing Stone

Description: color etching (spitbite and sugarlift aquatint) printed from two plates (46 x 89 cm and 69 x 92 cm) in color on smoked Somerset Textured paper, 137 x 104 cm. Trial Proof C in a variant edition of 25. ArtistÕs Proof 5, edition of 25. Printed with Pamela Paulson at Crown Point Press

Date: 1989

Publication: Crown Point Press, San Francisco

Literature: Lewallen 1991, 65.

 

Museumscircle

Description: design of exhibition of objects from various Munich museums, 'Kunst als Grenzbeschreitung: John Cage und die Moderne'

Date: 1991.

 

Mushroom Book

Description: portfolio with twenty colored lithographs (ten by Cage and ten by Long), various sizes, in an edition of 75, with various artistÕs proofs, made in collaboration with Lois Long and Alexander H. Smith at Hollanders Workshop, New York; the text is in ten parts

Date: 1971-1972

Publication: Cage 1972d; New York: Hollanders Workshop, 1972

Literature: Anonymous 1972j; Cage 1973e, x-xi.

 

New River Watercolors

Description: fifty-two untitled watercolors on rag paper in four? series: Series I, [nos. 1-2], both 46 x 92 cm; Series II, [nos. 3-10], 66 x 183 cm each; Series III, [nos. 11-22], 91 x 38 cm each; Series IV, [nos. 23-30], 67 x 102 cm each; nos. 31-52; fifty preparatory sheets

Date: 3-10 April 1988

Literature: Addiss and Kass 2009; Brown, Ka. 2002 in Nicholls, 123; Kass 1988; Lewallen 1991, 64-65; McGreevy 1989; Volk 1995, 12-13.

 

Not Wanting to Say Anything about Marcel

Description: eight constructions consisting of eight parallel panels of silk screened Rohm and Haas plexiglas (Plexigrams I-VIII), 36 x 51 cm each, the front and rear panels bronze tinted, the six interior panels clear, with images of letters and numbers silk-screened on one side, in black and white and several colors, mounted on a slotted walnut base, 37 x 62 x 2 cm, hand signed and numbered by the artists, stained, sanded and wax finished, as well as two colored lithographs (A and B), 71 x 102 cm each, handprinted on black Fabriano rag paper, A using eight aluminium plates and nine colors, B using eight aluminium plates and eight colors, signed and numbered by the artists in white pencil; printed in collaboration with Calvin Sumsion and with assistance of Clive Coen, Fred Genis, Irwin Hollander, Carl Solway, Wallasse Ting, Marjorie Trenk, under the supervision of Hollander Workshop, New York

Dedication: to the memory of Marcel Duchamp

Date: September 1969

Sources: Middletown, Connecticut, Wesleyan University, Olin Library, collection 1000-72, box 10 folder 12-17; [***CF. Kostelanetz 1970d, illustrations 59-60; Õ60-Õ80 1982, 96]

Publication: Cincinnati, Ohio: Eye Editions (limited hand printed edition of 125 numbered copies plus 18 roman numeraled artistÕs proofs)

Literature: Art in America 1969; Cage 1969c; Cage/Finegan, Koppel and Haskell 1969a, 17; Cage and Sumsion 1970; Fornel 2008; Fornel 2011; Hannes 1993; Kostelanetz 1988b, 135-136; Kostelanetz 1991; Mellow 1970; Perloff, M. 1994a; Rose, B. 1970a; Russell, J. 1970.

 

On the Surface

Description: thirty-six related etchings printed by Paul Singdahlsen and Peter Pettengill; accidental marks printed in color from shaped plates on Farnsworth handmade paper, 47 x 62 cm, two impressions each

Date: September 1980-before April 1982 in Oakland, California

Sources: New York, estate of John Cage. On the Surface (worksheet for no. 35)

Publication: Oakland, California: Crown Point Press

Literature: Cage 1981h; DÕHarnoncourt 1993; Singdahlsen 1982.

 

One11

Description: silent film without subject for a cameraman made with Henning Lohner

Note: may be performed with 103 [music]

Extent: 17 parts

Duration: 90 minutes

Date: 1987-1988; realized in 1992?

Realization: Van Carlson, director of photography; Henning Lohner, director

First shown: 19 September 1992

Sources: present location unknown (fragments in NYPL JPB 94-24 folder 889 and folder 895)

Publication: none

Literature: Cage 1992c; Cage 1992f; Cage 1993d, 202, 204-205; Cage/Lohner 1989, 254-255; Cage/Retallack 1996, 177, 192, 216-217; Metzger, H.-K. 1992d; Lohner 2001; Sanio 1994a.

 

Please Play or The Mother the Father or the Family

Description: instructions in the form of a mesostic on ŅpianofortissimoÓ for making an installation consisting of a pedestal, 71 cm high after it is compressed, made of cut pieces (torn rough) of any material (paper, wood, cloth, metal, foil) and color, the same size and shape as the lid of a concert grand piano, with instrument placed upside down on top of it

Dedication: for Gino di Maggio

Date: 25 December 1989; on exhibit January-February 1990, Milan, Gino di Maggio, also Venice 1990.

 

The Readymade Boomerang

Description: ŌserigraphieÕ [of a mesostic] on paper, 70 x 100 cm

Note: the text derives from the first mesostic written for Darmstadt 1990 (Cage 1991e)

Date: 1989

Sources: Berlin, collection Ursula Block and Renˇ Block.

 

River Rocks and Smoke

Description: sixty-one works, smoke and watercolor on paper, in [more than] three series: I, nos. 1-22, 184 x 122 cm each; II, nos. 1-6, 67 x 100 cm each; III, nos. 1-16, 133 x 38 cm each; a no. 23 of another series, 183 x 89 cm (31 May-19 July 1996, Kunstraum MI Posselt, Bonn)

Date: 10 April 1990 (Series I); 12 April 1990 (Series II); 13 April 1990 (Series III)

Literature: DÕHarnoncourt 1993; Kass 1991a; Volk 1995, 13-14.

 

River Rocks and Wash

Description: watercolor?, presumably identical with River Rocks and Smoke

Date: before 1991.

 

Rolywholyover: A Circus for Museum

Note: title derives from James Joyce, Finnegans Wake; earlier title [or: includes] Museumcircle [related to Munich 1991***]

Description: instructions for the realization of a changing exhibition

Date: 1992?, unfinished?

First shown: 12 September-28 November 1993

Literature: Blaz'ekovic« 1992; Ferguson, R. and Schottlaender 1993; Lazar 1993a; Lazar 1993b.

 

Ryoku

Description: series of thirteen color-etchings, 46 x 61 cm each

Date: 2-15 January 1985

Publication: Oakland, California: Crown Point Press

Literature: Lewallen 1991, 64-65.

 

Score without Parts (40 Drawings by Thoreau): Twelve Haiku

Description: color etching, printed by Stephen Thomas and Lilah Toland; hard ground, soft ground, drypoint, engraving, sugar aquatint, photo-etching on Rives BFK, 55 x 77 cm

Model: Henry David Thoreau, Journal, marginal drawings

Date: 1 January 1978-completed in 1978 in Oakland, California

Publication: Oakland, California: Crown Point Press (edition of 25 with 10 artistÕs proofs and 3 trial proofs)

Literature: Brown, Ka. 1980, [8]-[9]; Toland 1982c.

 

Seven-Day Diary (Not Knowing)

Description: portfolio of seven etchings with two frontispieces, 32 x 43 cm each, printed on Rives heavyweight buff by Stephen Thomas and Lilah Toland; soft ground etching, hard ground etching, sugar aquatint, drypoint, photo etching, found objects, adn color etching (Day One: hard ground etching, drypoint; Day Two: soft ground etching added; Day Three: sugar aquatint added; Day Four: photo etching added; Day Five: found objects added; Day Six: color etching added; Day Seven: soft ground etching deleted)

Date: 2-7 January 1978

Publication: Crown Point Press, Oakland, California (edition of 25 with 10 artistÕs proofs)

Literature: Cage 1978k; Cage/White, R. 1978, 2; DÕHarnoncourt 1993.

 

Seventeen Drawings by Thoreau

Description: color photo-etching in an edition of 25 with 10 artistÕs proofs and 2 trial proofs, each printed in a unique combination of colors by Stephen Thomas and Lilah Toland on Hodomura paper, 64 x 92 cm

Model: Henry David Thoreau, Journal, marginal drawings, passim

Date: 1978; worksheet completed on 9 March 1978; presumably completed September 1978

Sources: Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum (worksheet, 1 leaf)

Publication: Oakland, California: Crown Point Press

Literature: Anonymous 1984e; Brown, Ka. 1980, [8], [10]; Brown, Ka. 1982b; Volk 1995, 10-11.

 

Signals

Description: thirty-six related etchings, one impression made of each [however, several artist's proofs]; photo-etching, engraving and drypoint; each unique impression together with the copper plates, drawings and other materials used in its production constitutes one individual work; etchings printed on Umbria paper, 33 x 51 cm, by Lilah Toland and David Kelso

Date: 28 August-10 September 1978

Sources: no. 23 (consists of 4 [sketched] drawings, 2 copper plates)

Publication: Oakland, California: Crown Point Press

Literature: Brown, Ka. 1980, [10]-[11]; Brown, Ka. 1982c.

 

Silent Shadows

Description: film

Note: produced with Andrew Schulman

Date: May 1989

Duration: 2 minutes

Sources: Red Hook, New York, John Cage Trust at Bard College

Publication: Boston, Massachusetts: WNEV-TV Studio 7, 1989, TV film, black and white

Realization: (date: 4 May 1989)

First broadcast: 29 June 1989

Literature: Kahn, J.P. 1989.

 

Smoke Weather Stone Weather

Description: thirty-seven unique aquatints with etching on smoked paper printed by Paul Mullowney, 40 x 51 cm each

Date: early January 1991

Literature: Brown, Ka. 2000, 113-118; Lewallen 1991, 65, 68; Volk 1995, 14.

 

Steps

Description: watercolor, 518 x 152 cm

Date: 1989

Literature: Silverman, K. 2010, 373-374.

 

Stones

Description: etchings

Date: 1989

Literature: Lewallen 1991, CHECK.

 

Stoperas 1 & 2

Description: instructions for realization of film

Model: John Cage, Europeras 1 & 2, 1985-1987

Duration: circa 4 minutes

Realization: Frank Scheffer, 1987

First presentation: 23 September 1991, Utrecht, Rembrandttheater, Nederlandse Filmdagen

Sources: present location unknown

Publication: Amsterdam: FS Film en video, 1987, film, color, no sound, 4 minutes.

 

Strings 1-20

Description: colored impressions of inked strings embossed on paper, plus master plates, 56 x 77 cm

Date: 13-14 November 1980

Publication: in 33rd Annual Contemporary American Art Exhibition: Ideas from Individual Expressions and Marks: Prints of Non-Printmakers: November 18, 1988-January 1, 1989, Wilson Gallery and Hall Gallery, Alumni Memorial Building, Lehigh University Art Galleries, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 5.

 

Strings 1-62

Description: colored impressions of inked strings embossed on paper, plus master plates, 56 x 77 cm

Date: 13-14 November 1980

Publication: in 33rd Annual Contemporary American Art Exhibition: Ideas from Individual Expressions and Marks: Prints of Non-Printmakers: November 18, 1988-January 1, 1989, Wilson Gallery and Hall Gallery, Alumni Memorial Building, Lehigh University Art Galleries, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 5.

 

The Sun

Description: film

Duration: 6  minutes

Dedication: for Richard Lippold

Date: August 1956

Realization: John Cage and Richard Lippold

First broadcast: unknown

Sources: Red Hook, New York, John Cage Trust at Bard College

Publication: none.

 

Urban Landscape

Description: alteration of Where There Is Where There, 1987

Date: 1989.

 

Variations

Description: series of thirty-five monotypes, sizes unknown

Date: 1987 in Oakland, California, Crown Point Press

Publication: Oakland, California: Crown Point Press.

 

Variations

Description: series of fifty-seven monotypes with branding on smoked paper, 45 x 66 cm each

Edition: unknown

Date: [1987-?] 1992

Publication: San Francisco, California: Crown Point Press.

 

Variations II

Description: fifteen? monotypes on smoked paper, all 66 x 49 cm

Date: 1991

Literature: Cage/Retallack 1996, 116-117, 120; Volk 1995, 14.

 

Variations III

Description: series of fifty-seven monotypes; branding on smoked paper, 45 x 65 cm each

Date: January 1992

Literature: Cage/Retallack 1996, 117, 119, 120; Volk 1995, 14.

 

WagnerÕs Ring

Description: instructions for realization of film

Model: Richard Wagner, Der Ring des Nibelungen

Duration: circa 3 minutes [and 40 seconds?]

Realization: Frank Scheffer, 1987

Sources: none?

Publication: Amsterdam: FS Film en video, 1987, film, color, no sound, 4 minutes.

 

Weather-ed I-XII

Description: twelve color photographs made by Paul Barton of twelve weathered images on the Siegel Cooper Building, New York, 68 x 41 cm

Date: before or during 1983

Publication: Cage 1983j, between pages 22-23, 38-39, 102-103, 118-119, 158-159, 174-175

Literature: Cage 1983b, x.

 

Weather-ed

Description: color photo-etching, 68 x 41 cm in an edition of twenty-five

Date: 1983.

 

Weather-ed II

Description: series of fifty colorplate-etchings, 66 x 22 cm each

Date: 1984.

 

WGBH-TV

Description: film

Medium: composer and technicians (directions for realization of a television Žlm)

Duration: 30 minutes

Note: response to a request by Eva Smerchek for an object for a charity auction

Dedication: for Nam June Paik

Date: between 11-15 September 1971 in New York and in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Realization: Nam June Paik and John Cage, fall 1971

First broadcast: 11 September 1971, Boston, Massachusetts, WGBH-TV

Sources: Red Hook, New York, John Cage Trust at Bard College

Publication: New York: Henmar Press, 1971 (Peters; 6808) [score]; New York: Henmar Press, 1971 (Peters; 6808a) [16 mm film, black and white]

Literature: Cage/Charles 1976, 193n1; Fetterman 1996, 93-94.

 

Where Is the War

Description: object with plexiglas (a small and a large version seem to exist)

Date: 1985

Sources: Berlin, collection Ursula Block and Renˇ Block.

 

Where R = Ryoanji

Description: eight drypoints, 24 x 60 cm, printed in an edition of 25 each: 2R + 13-14; R2-1; R2-2; R2-3; 2R + B 4/4; (R), R; (R3); R3; several artistÕs proofs

Note: each ŌRÕ stands for fifteen rocks (chance-selected out of a collection of sixteen) used to draw around with a drypoint line several times; in 2R + 13-14 Cage drew around two rocks each fifteen times, then drew thirteen rocks each fourteen times; in R2-1, R2-2, and R2-3, Cage drew 15 squared, 225 times on each plate; R to the third power entails 3375 drawings; R2-1 as cover graph of Cage 1983LIVRE

Date: January-before May 1983 in Oakland, California, Crown Point Press and New York

Literature: Lewallen 1991, 63-64; Revill 1992, 367; Steinbaum 1986, 16.

 

Where R = Ryoanji

Description: 170 drawings, pencil on handmade Japanese paper, including: (4R)/4 and R2/17, both 23 x 49 cm, and (9/R)/6 and 11R/7, both 26 x 49 cm (1983); 3R/5, size unknown; (R)/12, 23 x 49 cm (Summer 1983); (2R)/12, 23 x 49 cm (June 1983); (R2)/9 and (4R/7), 23 x 49 cm, and (2R)/1, 26 x 49 cm (July 1983); (R)/2, 23 x 49 cm, (2/R)/6 and (R)/7, both 26 x 49 cm (August 1983); 5R/7, R2/1, 14R/2, and 6R/10, all 26 x 21 cm (1984); 12R/2, 23 x 49 cm (1984); 2R/9, 26 x 49 cm (June 1987); 3R/12, 26 x 49 cm (June 1987); R/10, 26 x 49 cm (February 1988); R/1, R/2, and R/16, all 26 x 49 cm (March 1990); R/3, R/5, and R/6, all 26 x 49 cm (December 1990); R3/17 and 13R/5, both 26 x 49 cm (1992)

Date: Summer 1983 (5, 6) and see listing above

Literature: Kaak and Thierolf 1997; Roeder 1985; Volk 1995, 11; Thierolf 2013.

 

Where There Is Where There

Description: series of thirty-eight [or forty] related images, 59 x 76 cm; several (possibly the altered ones) have subtitles: Urban Landscape #6, dated 1987-1989

Date: 1987 in Oakland, California, Crown Point Press

Publication: Oakland, California: Crown Point Press

Literature: Cage/Retallack 1996, 114-116, 118, 120.

 

Wild Edible Drawings

Description: six suites of twelve handmade papers from edible components of twenty-seven plants (including mulberry, burdock, hibiscus stems, barley, clover, milkweed, cattail, saffron, pokeweed, and hijiki), 44 x 31 cm each

Date: August 1990

Publication: Boston, Massachusetts: Rugg Road Papers and Prints

Literature: Giuliano 1990; Lewallen 1991, 65; Toale 1992.

 

Without Horizon

Description: fifty-seven related unique prints, drypoint and etching, with aquatint, smoked paper, 19 x 22 cm each

Date: 8-23 January 1992 (or earlier)

Literature: Brown, Ka. 2000, 117-122; Cage/Retallack 1996, 129-132.