19 Mar WE INVITE YOU TO A HALO AROUND THE ICC ON SUNDAY AT 11 O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING. 1976.
Antwerp: ICC, 1976
30 x 21cm, 1pp. Single sheet of paper with the title text printed in a single line in the middle of the sheet. The announcement for a performance by Byars – “Action by James Lee byars in front of the I.C.C. on the Meir, Antwerps’ busiest shopping street. The proportional analogy between the width of the facade of the I.C.C. and the width of the street, inspired James Lee Byars for this action. Under the watchful eye of Byars, I.C.C. director Flor Bexstarts with the painting of a semicircle on the street in front of the building. The original plan was to give a performance at the exact centre of the halo, but Bex was caught red handed and arrested by a patrol of the Antwerp police. Byars, who had gone “missing” when the boys in blue arrived, eventually gave his performance, under the form of a reception in an unfinished halo.” Leaflet is folded twice in the middle else VG.
ORIGINAL POSTAL ENVELOPE – A stamped, addressed and mailed example to Thomas Longo of LA. Opened neatly.