Cover photo
Verified name
Yoko Ono
Attended Sarah Lawrence College
Lives in New York, NY
49,114 followers|3,943,381 views


Yoko Ono

Shared publicly  - 
For more than 50 years Yoko Ono has been campaigning – for peace, for feminism, for gun control and, most recently, against fracking. This tireless activism, she says, is at the heart of her work as an artist. Alex Needham meets her at home in New York
Marc  Sandhaus's profile photoJohn Keenan's profile photoAdrien Richards's profile photojimmie james's profile photo
 ·  Translate
Add a comment...

Yoko Ono

Shared publicly  - 
Laurie Leal's profile photoS. Holland's profile photoMarc  Sandhaus's profile photoJosé Clemente Salazar Avendaño's profile photo
Love. .
Add a comment...

Yoko Ono

Shared publicly  - 
OK Lennon lovers! Baldynoggin Productions need your help to reach their £5000 target on Kickstarter to put on John Lennon's play IN HIS OWN WRITE at the Edinburgh Festival. 
They are ⅔ of the way there with ONLY FOUR days left and they urgently need another £1500 of backing. 
If you've ever wanted to be there at the start of something great or wanted to help nurture a project in its infancy this is your chance. As a backer you'll be along for the ride, not just for Edinburgh - forever.
Jonathan Glew is raising funds for John Lennon 'In His Own Write' on Kickstarter! Baldynoggin Productions will present John Lennon 'In His Own Write' in its entirety for the 1st time ever at the Edinburgh Festival2015
John Keenan's profile photo晴明來夢's profile photoSimon Condie's profile photoЕвгений Т's profile photo
2 comments mean with all your money you cannot help someone that you're championing a cause for..i know tons of projex but c'mon yoko! Respectfully LF 
Add a comment...

Yoko Ono

Shared publicly  - 
Dear Paul,
Happy Birthday and many, many more!
From a partner in Peace... love, yoko
Roxanne Dylania's profile photoそらてんご's profile photoLinda Saccoccio's profile photoHeiDi Anneli SeppäLä's profile photo
 ·  Translate
Add a comment...

Yoko Ono

Shared publicly  - 
I want the sky to land here, to cool it, and make it well again 
SKY LANDING by Yoko Ono. In Japanese, Yoko is written as “ocean child.” This certainly rings true for the life of artist Yoko Ono, who was born in Japan in 1933 and moved to the west coast of the United States at the age of two, and back to Japan shortly before the outbreak of war in 1941.
Laurie Leal's profile photojaime lacera acosta's profile photoChris Brown's profile photo
God bless you love and peace +Yoko Ono .
Add a comment...

Yoko Ono

Shared publicly  - 
Yoko Ono #ACORN Collectors Edition
Available now from O/R Books at
Joveci Fernandez's profile photokyu akira's profile photoMarli Baco's profile phototom bellacosa's profile photo
Te amo Yoko Ono!
 ·  Translate
Add a comment...

Yoko Ono

Shared publicly  - 
The winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award reflects on half a century of activism and reveals how her art has always been at the heart of her fight for peace. To read the full interview with Yoko Ono, see the Observer on Sunday
Gerry Nightingale's profile photoMaria Eugênia B. Palmeiro's profile photoMarc  Sandhaus's profile photojimmie james's profile photo
What a crock of shit!!! How did this Japanese whore that seduced Lennon and broke-up his marriage become "St. Ono?'
Yoko Ono abandoned her daughter Kyoko...and now she's a 'revered figure?'
"Revered" by whom? A lot of self-obsessed New York faggots...that's 'whom'.
Her "Art?' point out which aspects of that whore's 'art' has been recognized by the public...NOT faggots that adore her!
"Lifetime Achievement Award" from some group of New York 'art queers' has no validity whatsoever...and who ever 'posted' this shit is part & parcel of that crowd.
Only self-centered 'magazine queen' queers have any interest in that ugly-ass money-grubbing ancient whore!
Add a comment...

Yoko Ono

Shared publicly  - 
Get On-Board for Peace! Think about it...
Available to Download Now at

Chess is one of the oldest and most popular games in the world, being both fun to play, as well as a great way to exercise your brain. Yoko Chess is re-purposing Chess for a 21st century audience, using exciting 3D graphics and imaginative designs to bring new colour to the black and white game.
crushed metal's profile photoDaniel  Gingras's profile photo晴明來夢's profile photoByron Hopson's profile photo
I'd play draughts with Yoko but chess....hmmmm she's to much of a tactician!!!! ✌✌ +Yoko Ono​ the chess game n pieces aren't all white this time then!!! Hehe #yokorocks
Add a comment...

Yoko Ono

Shared publicly  - 
Yoko Ono​'s WISH TREES are back at Glastonbury Festival again this year:
1. At the back of the Greenpeace field in the Green Kids Area, under the Great Oak Tree
2. In the pagoda of the Peace Garden in Kings Meadow (the same field as the Stone Circle)
3. In the Green Craft field 
All the wishes will go to IMAGINE PEACE TOWER 
Find out more about Yoko's WISH TREES at
Judi Angel's profile photoLarry Falls's profile photo時定弥四郎聖国重川端(川端 国重)'s profile photoJuan Miguel Franco's profile photo
 ·  Translate
Add a comment...

Yoko Ono

Shared publicly  - 
Thankyou Lady Gaga​ for singing IMAGINE so beautifully at the Opening Ceremony of the Baku 2015 European Games​
love, yoko
ali redford's profile photoByron Hopson's profile photoDavid Strong's profile photoCarlos ortega's profile photo
Add a comment...

Yoko Ono

Shared publicly  - 
John Lennon & Yoko Ono
Watch now: #onthisday 31 May 1969 #BEDPEACE
Find out more at
Leslie Fauvelle's profile photoDavid Northam's profile photoDaniela G. Q. Bernardes's profile photoDaniel  Gingras's profile photo
+Yoko Ono jonh lemnon rip...
Add a comment...

Yoko Ono

Shared publicly  - 
A misunderstood artist finally gets her due 
The Guardian​: Yoko Ono at MoMA

Yoko Ono has had to wait a while for her first retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, though not for want of trying. In 1971, several New York newspapers ran ads for a “one-woman show” that Ono was presenting at the museum. But anyone who came down to West 53rd Street would have seen no show at all, only a man with a sandwich board outside the museum entrance. Ono, the man explained, had released a number of flies in the sculpture garden; they could be in the museum now, or anywhere in Manhattan. In the catalogue she published, she appears in the garden with a large glass bottle full of the creatures, but on inspection it’s clear that even the release of the flies never happened. It was just a photomontage.

Who knows whether Ono ever thought she would really get the retrospective she faked in 1971. But now, at the age of 82, her first (or is it second?) one-woman show really has opened at MoMA, and it goes a long way to revalorising one of the most misunderstood artists of the last 60 years. Her massive fame, and maybe her heal-the-world rhetoric too, has obscured the groundbreaking contributions she made to the art of the 1960s and beyond. At last, the art world has come round. This show – finely curated by Christophe Cherix, the museum’s head of drawings and prints; and Klaus Biesenbach, its chief curator at large – is no guerrilla occupation. It is a belated and jubilant rectification of the historical record, and a victory lap for an artist laughed at for too long.

Much of the early work on display here is drawn from a major gift MoMA received in 2009 of artworks, correspondence and documentation related to Fluxus, an impish and fluid movement with which Ono was partially associated. The Fluxus artists, notably George Brecht and George Maciunas, favored performances and publications with a prankish tone. Ono’s art was pithier, and dreamier. Her essential 1964 book Grapefruit – the typescript for which is displayed here page by page – consisted of nothing but terse, open-ended instructions for readers to follow. Some could actually be executed: “Cut a painting up and let it be lost in the wind.” Others went far beyond any rational applicability:

Send the smell of the moon.
1953 autumn

Break a contemporary museum into pieces with the means you have chosen. Collect the pieces and put them together again with glue.
1963 autumn

Many years before the “dematerialization of the art object” – the critic Lucy Lippard’s phrase for the turn away from objects and towards ideas in American art of the late 1960s – Ono was creating artworks that could exist as mere instructions, to be executed once, multiple times, or never. A solo show in 1961 consisted of sumi-ink paintings on unstretched canvas, executed according to simple directions: one is burned, another placed on the ground, another drips with water. (Ono has recreated the paintings for this show.)

Cut Piece, her most famous artwork, began as a score as well: sit alone on a stage with a pair of scissors before you, and let audience members snip off bits of your clothes one by one. She performed it twice in Japan in 1964, and a recording here of a later iteration at Carnegie Hall shows Ono seated on the floor, back ramrod straight, face expressionless. A man with a dumb smile comes on stage and slices her blouse, exposing her bra. She looks forward, impassive. Another cut. She crosses her arms to keep her bra from falling, but the face never changes. She is utterly victimized, but unyielding.

Cut Piece remains one of the most vexing works of performance art of the 1960s, and it now stands as a precursor to whole swaths of feminist and body-centered art. Not less importantly, it also expresses the deep influence of Zen Buddhism, or at least western promulgations of it, on the art of the 1960s. (Last year she told the Guardian’s Jonathan Jones that when she created Cut Piece, “I was originally thinking of the Buddha and how he gave everything up.”) MoMA’s curators touch on this only lightly: in the same gallery as Cut Piece, they have included ephemera from an all-night event she staged in 1964 at Nanzen-ji, a Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto. Yet Zen was a near obsession of artists, writers and composers of the mid-century American avant garde, from Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns to Allen Ginsburg and especially John Cage – a frequent collaborator whom Ono befriended as early as the 1950s.

Ono, both in her Japanese education and her American artistic formation, drew parallels between spiritual and religious practices (mostly Buddhist, but at times Christian) and artistic creation, and saw her own art as less a means of representation than a portal to a new, freer mindfulness. “At this point,” Ono wrote in 1966, “what art can offer … is an absence of complexity, a vacuum through which you are led to a state of complete relaxation of mind.”

Ono’s Zen-like instructions and performances of the early and mid-1960s are far more compelling than her sculptural work, which tend to cuteness and one-liner-ism. Half a Room (1967) is just that: a chair, a suitcase, a space heater, each slashed in half and painted white. Three Spoons, from the same year, consists of a Plexiglas pedestal that contains not three but four spoons. These mid-60s works are pretty twee, though one in particular has historical significance: a stepladder, painted all white, above which Ono hung a framed piece of paper on which she typed the single word YES. You can’t climb the ladder now, but you could in 1966, at the Indica Gallery in London. John Lennon did – and soon Ono became, in Lennon’s phrase, “the world’s most famous unknown artist”.

Everything changes after that. Cherix and Biesenbach have done their best work in this second half of the show, correcting the most enduring falsehood surrounding Ono’s career: that she was some avant garde harpy who glommed on to Lennon’s fame, turned him into some far-out conceptualist, and (have you heard?) broke up the Beatles.

In fact, Lennon influenced Ono as much as Ono influenced Lennon, in ways that improved both of their careers. If her best art before Lennon encouraged a Zen-like dissolution of thought, after Lennon she attached that refusal of distinction and dualism to a greater campaign for world peace, waged not in galleries but in the mass media. They married in 1969; for their honeymoon, the couple invited the press to their Amsterdam hotel room, where they stayed in bed for a week. The same year they launched a massive ad campaign: war is over, the billboards proclaimed, from New York to Tokyo.

Many of these happenings were accompanied by music – both hits like Give Peace a Chance and Happy Xmas (War Is Over), and tougher fare like Amsterdam, a 25-minute track in which Ono warbles, over and over, “Let’s pray for peace.” Mocked for too long by overprotective Lennon fans, Ono’s music is finally getting the appreciation it deserves – and at the end of this fine retrospective, in a soundproof room, you can jam to the Plastic Ono Band’s decades of ambitious, surprising music, the work of a still undervalued artist who, more than most, trusted her audience to do as they pleased. You can make a painting, in a gallery or in your head. You can cut out the sky. Even war is over, if you want it.

Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960–1971, Museum of Modern Art, New York, until 7 September
Mocked and vilified as the woman who broke up the Beatles, Ono’s long-awaited first solo show at MoMA reveals how groundbreaking her work has been
Matthew Grayson's profile photoTommy Holmes's profile photodarell R Powell's profile photomike mccarron's profile photo
I Love You Yoko Lennon...Your A Beautiful Artist...💋
Add a comment...
Have her in circles
49,114 people
CRISTIAN MATINEZ's profile photo
Miyuh Fuji's profile photo
Tatsuki Tatara's profile photo
David Coyle's profile photo
maiko naganawa's profile photo
Takafumi Yoshihara's profile photo
Sunny Plain's profile photo
massimo2242's profile photo
馬渕直人's profile photo
Artist, Musician, Multimedia Creative, Peace Activist
  • Artist, Musician, Multimedia Creative, Peace Activist, 1933 - present
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
New York, NY
I love dancing. I think it's better to dance than to march through life.
When I count what's wrong with my life, I get totally depressed. When I count the good things, I feel like smiling and I do. Then I think, "well, it's not all that bad." Life is just a bowl of cherries. But when I see myself smiling in the mirror, I like myself more. Well, life is a roller-coaster. That's what I now think. Recently, I got a message that I was a king, and I should stop the battle, and appreciate my victory. Well, I should listen to this one. And you, too, my friend. We are all kings. The battle is the battle of goodness winning WORLD PEACE. At all times, find something that makes you laugh. Laughter is the best workout! Chimpanzees are wise to it. Are you?
Bragging rights
  • Sarah Lawrence College
    1956 - 1958
  • Gakushuin University
    1953 - 1956
  • Gakushuin (Peers School)
    1951 - 1953
Basic Information
Yoko Ono's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
Watch the film #BEDPEACE starring John Lennon & Yoko Ono ✩✩✩ FREE ✩✩...

IMAGINE PEACE. Home. Home. Latest News; IMAGINE PEACE by John Lennon & Yoko Ono; IMAGINE PEACE Manifesto & FAQ; Search; Contact. Pro