Photograph of performance 'Calling German Names' at documenta 5, Kassel
Materials: black and white photograph
Collection: Galerie Michael Werner, Märkisch Wilmersdorf, Cologne and New York.
"I was the person that introduced documenta 5 by Harald Szeeman by standing on the frieze of the building in a white suit looking into the building, I stood there for fifteen minutes. So people come into the building and saw this pure image. Then people went in the building and I was taken of the building."
Source: James Lee Byars interviewed by Paul De Vree at documenta 7 at The Golden Tower.
Photograph by Morgan Thomas Butler
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