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Paper

Paper

  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1990 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cage, John, born 1912 - died 1992 (artist)
    Rug Road Papers and Prints (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Papers made from edible ingredients

  • Museum number:

    E.2036:1-16-1991

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case CUP, shelf 7, box B

Physical description

Papers made from edible ingredients

Place of Origin

United States (made)

Date

ca.1990 (made)

Artist/maker

Cage, John, born 1912 - died 1992 (artist)
Rug Road Papers and Prints (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Papers made from edible ingredients

Descriptive line

Papers made from edible ingredients, made by John Cage, published by Rugg Road Papers, United States, 1990

Labels and date

PAPERS: WILD EDIBLE PAPERS
By John Cage (North American, 1912-1992)
Published in an edition of six by Rugg Road Papers and
Prints, U.S.A, 1990
Papers made from edible ingredients
E.2036-1991

The idea of making paper which could be recycled as
food was inspired by the sight of poor South American
families boiling ink out of newspapers and eating the
pulp. The ingredients were gathered in what the artist
described as 'the physical manifestation of a conceptual
pursuit' and are thus a record of a 'happening' as well
as independent works of art. []

Materials

Paper

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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