Forgot Your Password?

Don't have an account? Create one now!

FOLLOW ARTIST

YOKO ONO

BIOGRAPHY
Artist Art Brokerage: Yoko Ono is a Japanese artist and peace activist, known for her work in avant-garde art, music and filmmaking and for her marriage to John Lennon (1969-1980). Ono brought feminism to the forefront in her music. She is also known for her philanthropic contributions to arts, peace and AIDS outreach programs. Lennon called her "the most famous unknown artist in the world. Yoko Ono was born in Tokyo in 1933 to mother Isoko Ono (the great-granddaughter of Zenjiro Yasuda) of the Yasuda clan and the Yasuda zaibatsu. Her father was Eisuke Ono. He was a banker and one-time classical pianist who was a descendant of an Emperor of Japan. In 1940, the family moved to New York City, where Ono's father was working. In 1941, her father was transferred to Hanoi and the family returned to Japan. Ono was then enrolled in Keimei Gakuen, an exclusive Christian primary school run by the Mitsui family. She remained in Tokyo through the great fire-bombing of March 9, 1945. During the fire-bombing, she was sheltered with other members of her family in a special bunker in the Azabu district of Tokyo, far from the heavy bombing. After the bombing, Ono went to the Karuizawa mountain resort with members of her family. On March 20, 1969, Ono married John Lennon. Ono and Lennon collaborated on many albums, beginning in 1968 when Lennon was still a Beatle, with Unfinished Music No.1: Two Virgins, an album of experimental electronic music. That same year, the couple contributed an experimental piece to The White Album called "Revolution 9". Ono also contributed backing vocals (on "Birthday"), and one line of lead vocals (on "The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill") to The White Album. Many of the couple's later albums were released under the name the Plastic Ono Band. The couple also appeared together at concerts. Ono was a sometime member of Fluxus, a loose association of Dada-inspired avant-garde artists that developed in the early 1960s. Fluxus founder George Maciunas, a friend of Ono's during the 1960s, admired her work and promoted it with enthusiasm. One of Ono's well known examples is when she took a fly as her alter ego and was inspired by this for her work. Maciunas invited Ono to join the Fluxus group, but she declined because she wanted to remain an independent artist. Ono was an explorer of conceptual art and performance art. An example of her performance art is "Cut Piece", first performed in 1964 at the Sogetsu Art Center in Tokyo. Cut Piece had one destructive verb as its instruction: "Cut." Ono executed the performance in Tokyo by walking on stage and casually kneeling on the floor in a draped garment. Audience members were requested to come on stage and begin cutting until she was naked. Ono was also an experimental filmmaker who made sixteen films between 1964 and 1972, and gained particular renown for a 1966 Fluxus film called simply No. 4, but often referred to as "Bottoms". The film consists of a series of close-ups of human buttocks as the subject walks on a treadmill. The screen is divided into four almost equal sections by the elements of the gluteal cleft and the horizontal gluteal crease. The soundtrack consists of interviews with those who are being filmed as well as those considering joining the project. In 1996, the watch manufacturing company Swatch produced a limited edition watch that commemorates this film.

SCULPTURES

Yoko Ono

"Colors of the Globe Sculpture 2009"

Sculpture

White Map Globe With Transparent Plexiglass Arm And a Silver Plaque

12 x 8 x 8 in  |  30 x 21 x 21 cm
$4,000 USD
    MAKE AN OFFER
    ASK A QUESTION
    ADD LISTING TO WATCHLIST

Yoko Ono

"Disappearing Sculpture Piece from Bronze Age Series"

Sculpture

Silverplated Bronze Object

1 x 7 x 4 in  |  3 x 18 x 9 cm
$6,300 USD OBO
    MAKE AN OFFER
    ASK A QUESTION
    ADD LISTING TO WATCHLIST
SIMILAR ARTISTS
 
YOKO ONO ART WANTED
Hmm. There aren't any wanted ads. Why don't you go ahead and make a wanted ad!
LISTINGS YOU MAY LIKE

Jerry Garcia

"Northern Lights AP"

Limited Edition Print

Lithograph

6 x 4 in  |  15 x 10 cm
$3,000 USD OBO
    MAKE AN OFFER
    ASK A QUESTION
    ADD LISTING TO WATCHLIST

Jerry Garcia

"Garcia Grisman"

Limited Edition Print

Lithograph

12 x 12 in  |  30 x 30 cm
$5,600 USD OBO
    MAKE AN OFFER
    ASK A QUESTION
    ADD LISTING TO WATCHLIST

Al Hirschfeld

"Self Portrait 99 2002"

Limited Edition Print

Lithograph

17 x 19 in  |  43 x 48 cm
$2,400 USD
    MAKE AN OFFER
    ASK A QUESTION
    ADD LISTING TO WATCHLIST
Original Paintings

Jerry Garcia

"Original Paintings"

Original Painting

We do not have this artwork for sale.
We want to buy this artwork.
    RESPOND TO WANTED AD

Ronnie Wood

"Jim Morrison"

Limited Edition Print

Screenprint

26 x 21 in  |  65 x 54 cm
$4,000 USD OBO
    MAKE AN OFFER
    ASK A QUESTION
    ADD LISTING TO WATCHLIST

John Lennon

"Shijin the Poet 1977"

Limited Edition Print

Serigraph

11 x 15 in  |  28 x 37 cm
$3,400 USD Make Offer
    MAKE AN OFFER
    ASK A QUESTION
    ADD LISTING TO WATCHLIST

Jerry Garcia

"Wetlands I"

Limited Edition Print

Lithograph

19 x 24 in  |  48 x 61 cm
$4,000 USD Make Offer
    MAKE AN OFFER
    ASK A QUESTION
    ADD LISTING TO WATCHLIST

John Lennon

"Family 1979"

Limited Edition Print

Serigraph

25 x 37 in  |  64 x 94 cm
$3,000 USD Make Offer
    MAKE AN OFFER
    ASK A QUESTION
    ADD LISTING TO WATCHLIST

David Lloyd Glover

"Storm Passing 2013"

Original Painting

Oil on Canvas

20 x 24 x 1 in  |  51 x 61 x 3 cm
$5,000 USD OBO
    MAKE AN OFFER
    ASK A QUESTION
    ADD LISTING TO WATCHLIST

John Lennon

"Visit to Japan 1977"

Limited Edition Print

Lithograph

22 x 14 in  |  55 x 36 cm
$4,000 USD OBO
    MAKE AN OFFER
    ASK A QUESTION
    ADD LISTING TO WATCHLIST
Hand Signed original prints

Stanley Mouse

"Hand Signed original prints"

Limited Edition Print

Lithographs

We do not have this artwork for sale.
We want to buy this artwork.
    RESPOND TO WANTED AD

Jerry Garcia

"Blue Iceberg"

Limited Edition Print

Lithograph

24 x 19 in  |  61 x 48 cm
$4,000 USD Make Offer
    MAKE AN OFFER
    ASK A QUESTION
    ADD LISTING TO WATCHLIST

John Lennon

"Poet's Page (A to Z) HS 1969"

Limited Edition Print

Hand-signed Lithograph

30 x 24 in  |  76 x 61 cm
Price On Request OBO
    MAKE AN OFFER
    ASK A QUESTION
    ADD LISTING TO WATCHLIST

Ronnie Wood

"Satisfaction in Blue"

Limited Edition Print

Screenprint

15 x 34 in  |  38 x 86 cm
$6,500 USD OBO
    MAKE AN OFFER
    ASK A QUESTION
    ADD LISTING TO WATCHLIST

John Lennon

"Once Upon a Time AP"

Limited Edition Print

Lithograph

x 16 in  |  0 x 41 cm
$3,500 USD OBO
    MAKE AN OFFER
    ASK A QUESTION
    ADD LISTING TO WATCHLIST

Jerry Garcia

"Footprints in the Sand of Time 1992"

Limited Edition Print

Lithograph

12 x 9 in  |  30 x 23 cm
$2,000 USD Firm
    MAKE AN OFFER
    ASK A QUESTION
    ADD LISTING TO WATCHLIST

Ronnie Wood

"Elvis II"

Limited Edition Print

Screenprint

30 x 23 in  |  76 x 58 cm
$4,000 USD OBO
    MAKE AN OFFER
    ASK A QUESTION
    ADD LISTING TO WATCHLIST

Jerry Garcia

"Drummers AP 1991 AP#1"

Limited Edition Print

Hand Embellished Serigraph

12 x 9 in  |  30 x 23 cm
$3,500 USD Firm
    MAKE AN OFFER
    ASK A QUESTION
    ADD LISTING TO WATCHLIST

John Lennon

"Erotic Fellatio From Bag One Suite HS"

Limited Edition Print

Lithograph on Paper

23 x 30 in  |  58 x 76 cm
$2,000 USD Firm
    MAKE AN OFFER
    ASK A QUESTION
    ADD LISTING TO WATCHLIST

Ronnie Wood

"Skulls On Stage"

Limited Edition Print

Print On Paper

24 x 33 in  |  60 x 84 cm
$3,000 USD Make Offer
    MAKE AN OFFER
    ASK A QUESTION
    ADD LISTING TO WATCHLIST

John Lennon

"What's Wrong With This Picture"

Limited Edition Print

Serigraph on Shikishi Board

11 x 10 in  |  28 x 25 cm
$2,000 USD Firm
    MAKE AN OFFER
    ASK A QUESTION
    ADD LISTING TO WATCHLIST

John Lennon

"Remember Love 1991"

Limited Edition Print

Serigraph on Stonehenge Paper

19 x 23 in  |  48 x 58 cm
$4,000 USD Make Offer
    MAKE AN OFFER
    ASK A QUESTION
    ADD LISTING TO WATCHLIST

Jerry Garcia

"Figaro"

Limited Edition Print

Lithograph

10 x 7 in  |  25 x 18 cm
$2,000 USD Firm
    MAKE AN OFFER
    ASK A QUESTION
    ADD LISTING TO WATCHLIST

Ronnie Wood

"Decades 70's"

Limited Edition Print

Serigraph

32 x 42 in  |  80 x 107 cm
$2,600 USD OBO
    MAKE AN OFFER
    ASK A QUESTION
    ADD LISTING TO WATCHLIST