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June 24, 1965

THE VILLAGE VOICE (weekly), Greenwich Village, New York, June 24, 1965

* Yoko Ono - pre John Lennon - Beatles
* "Bag Piece" art performance - Cinematheque

* Fluxus movement - art performances (experimental)

Page 23 has a small advertisement: "YOKO ONO" (see image) Not mentioned in the ad, this was for her famous "Bag Piece" performance. Probably only found in this counterculture publication. This was well over a year prior to meeting John Lennon.
source: MoMA: Yoko Ono: When I did the Bag Piece, we go in the bag, and we're very different.
And also, we see the world through it, actually. And there's a big difference between the world and us, that way. By being in a bag, you show the other side of you, which is nothing to do with race, nothing to do with sex, nothing to do with you know, age, actually. Then you become just a spirit or soul. And you can talk soul to soul. I like that idea. To become something totally different.

And that's what you actually experience in the bag.
I suspect this to be an extremely rare item because their was really no reason to save it at the time.
It is worth noting that "The Village Voice" was an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly. Founded in 1955, the Voice began as a platform for the creative community of New York City.
Complete with 32 pages, tabloid-size, one crease across the center, nice condition.

Provenance note: This issue comes from The Village Voice's own archives, part of their in-house collection used to create their digital archive. Rare as such.

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Category: The 20th Century