PRINT January 1968




I remember Jane Livingston just looking, while nearly everybody else was jumping on tires, throwing them, stapling up words, scribbling with colored chalks, playing recordings, and pushing furniture around. No mention of this in her review of my retrospective at the Pasadena Art Museum (November).

Instead, Jane Livingston talks about art versus life, when I’m interested in what art may become in life-contexts; about spontaneity, when I’m concerned with games and their rules; about staged events, when my enactments are remote from theaters; about my Environments in relation to the more recent set-pieces of others, when from the beginning, mine were social activities . . .

Indeed, in this spirit of knowledge-ability, Jane Livingston points out that I have beat my own drum so thoroughly that (ho-hum) everyone got the message long ago, and my California appearance was a flop: “Kaprow

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