About Yoko Ono
Yoko Ono, born in Tokyo on February 18, 1933, is an internationally celebrated artist and human-rights activist, and is the widow of John Lennon. Following her study of music and poetry at Sarah Lawrence College, her early work in the 1960s drew upon her involvement with such artists such as John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Ornette Coleman, and Andy Warhol. Her music has influenced many artists including Meredith Monk and Lene Lovich, and inspired such musical genres as punk and new-wave. Her conceptual and performance art, as well as her filmmaking, is considered original and groundbreaking. YES YOKO ONO, a forty-year retrospective of Ono’s work, received the 2001 International Association of Art Critics USA Award for Best Museum Show Originating in New York City.
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