Grapefruit: A Book of Instructions and Drawings

This book by conceptual artist Yoko Ono contains thought-provoking, sometimes whimsical instructions and drawings for potential artworks. Sometimes the instruction is the artwork itself. The pieces can be carried out with little or no materials, suggesting art can easily be incorporated into everyday life.


Think that snow is falling.
Think that snow is falling everywhere
all the time.
When you talk with a person, think
that snow is falling between you and
on the person.
Stop conversing when you think the
other person is covered by snow.

1963 summer
Title: Grapefruit: A Book of Instructions and Drawings
Author: Yoko Ono
Year: 1964, 2000
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd.
ISBN: 978-0743201100