san-francisco

R. Cedric Smith

Bank of America Plaza

An announcement arrived in the post informing me that Cedric Smith’s Loiter Piece was to take place in the plaza of the Bank of America from 11 a.m. until 6 o’clock. The postman had arrived well after noon, so I didn’t get there till mid-event. Smith had hired two hippies to go to the plaza and act as though they were loitering. They weren’t, of course, because they had been paid $1000 each to perform this service. The release had suggested that anyone could interview the hippies. When I arrived two girls were interviewing them. The girls informed them that everyone upstairs was talking about their little act, and that they themselves had run off innumerable copies of the announcement circular on the office reproduction machine and given them to people who wanted a copy. One hippie pointed out that there was a stamped notice on the circular to the effect that it was “Not for reproduction

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