Rock 'n' Roll Piece @ Buchanan Nancy & Ransom Rideout. 1974

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Buchanan Nancy et Ransom Rideout Rock'n'roll Piece 1974

- BUCHANAN Nancy (with Ransom Rideout), Rock’n’Roll Piece, 10 août 1974, Gerard John Hayes Gallery, Westwood. CA.

— Nancy Buchanan, « Rock’n’ Roll Pieces », La Mamelle Magazine: Art Contemporary, no.4, v.1, Spring 1976, pp.8-9. Documentation with text and photo of performance work presented in August 1974 at the Gerard John Hayes Gallery, Los Angeles. Excerpt:

« In preparation for this performance, I had multiple photographs made of myself wearing a long, blonde wig, which I signed and numbered; there were sold as raffle tickets.

The audience was greeted by Blue Cheer, a rock’n’roll band, who introduced me. Together we performed a song entitled ‘Union Oil Compny’s annual report to shareholders’, which I composed from the written by Fred Hartley, Jr (Union Oil). I was then blindfolded and drew two winners of the raffle. While seated at a small table, a performer drew a syringe full of my blood. I announced that the raffle prize was four shares each of Union Oil stock, which I had inherited from my family some years previously. I read the latest Dow Jones averages for Union Oil from the ‘Wall Street Journal’, and signed away ownership with the blood. »

Buchanan Nancy Rock 'n' roll piece 1974

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