• Yoko Ono: Untitled (Everson Catalogue Box, detail), 1971; wood, glass, plastic, white vinyl, lithograph, and artist’s book; 6 1/4 x 7 1/4 x 6 in.; BAMPFA, museum purchase: bequest of Thérèse Bonney, Class of 1916, by exchange.

Five Tables of Collaboration

In art—as in many things—going it alone has its advantages, but collaboration, whether fraught or harmonious, gets amazing things done. Works on view this session: a dozen Qing dynasty artists (including Gong Xian and Hongren) and an equal number of calligraphers combine in a stellar album of Chinese landscapes; Hiroshige and Hokusai get credit for wonderful ukiyo-e prints, but unsung draftsmen, carvers, and printers do most of the heavy lifting; the collectives Ant Farm and T. R. Uthco go to Dallas to reenact history; Federico Castellón and Peter Paone alternate letters in their 1970 Erotic Alphabet; Yoko Ono and John Lennon partner for Fluxus fun in photographic projects; and more!