"Circus: Ironworks/Fotodeath" by Claes Oldenburg, Reuben Gallery 1961, Photo: Robert R. McElroy
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2 pages, mimeograph, 4.2 x 21.5 cm.
Ellen Hulda Johnson Papers.
In the late 1950s and early 1960s, the Judson Memorial
Church in Greenwich Village was the epicenter of the New York avant-garde,
a place where artists from overlapping social networks came together
for experimental, participatory art programs. Bud Scott, the assistant
pastor, invited Oldenburg to organize the 1959-1960 season at the
Judson Gallery. His Ray Gun Spex included his happening Snapshots
from the City, as well as presentations by Jim
Higgins, Al Hansen, Allan
Grooms (canceled), and Robert
Performance at Judson Gallery, Feb 29, March 1-2, 1960
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