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on verso, upper right stamped in black ink: Photo Trends / 1472 Broadway / New York, N.Y. 10036; center in black type: Cool baby plays an ice concerto / Cellist Charlotte Moorman held her audience spellbound on Saturday (19-8-72). It was not clear whether they were listening to the non-existent music or attempting to catch a glimpse of the ample charms of Miss Moorman, as the ice - shaped like a cello - melted. She was nude behind her "instrument." She played a special composition entitled Ice Music for London. And there was nothing chilly about the reception she was given by the 300-strong audience at the Roundhouse Theatre in Chalk Farm, London. Miss Moorman, an American, specialises in "happenings." PS: Ice cellist Charlotte Moorman warms up to her task as she plays an ice concerto. *SM: 72-8226/10C 21 August 1972 / Syndication International Ltd. / (Mirror). 27 Floral Street London WC2E 9DP / This photograph must not be used for advertising

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Eileen and Michael Cohen, New York; gift to NGA, 2011.