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ca.1990 (made)
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Papers made from edible ingredients

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Papers made from edible ingredients
Brief description
Papers made from edible ingredients, made by John Cage, published by Rugg Road Papers, United States, 1990
Physical description
Papers made from edible ingredients
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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.
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Record createdMarch 27, 2008
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