Yoko Ono, ‘Grapefruit’, 1964, The Museum of Modern Art
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Yoko Ono

Grapefruit, 1964

Artist’s book, offset
5 2/5 × 5 2/5 × 1 3/10 in
13.8 × 13.8 × 3.2 cm
Edition of 500
This is part of a limited edition set.
Location
New York
About the work
Exhibition history
Provenance
The Museum of Modern Art
New York

Publisher: Wunternaum Press (the artist), Tokyo. Edition: 500.

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© Yoko Ono 2014
Yoko Ono
Japanese, b. 1933
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Known for her experimental art, music, filmmaking, and feminism, as well as for her marriage to John Lennon, Yoko Ono was a major figure in the 1960s New York underground art scene, and she continues to produce work and make headlines today. Of several iconic conceptual and performance art pieces that Ono produced, the most famous is Cut Piece (1964), first performed in Tokyo, in which she kneeled on the floor of a stage while members of the audience gradually cut off her clothes. In the ’60s and ’70s Ono was associated with the Fluxus movement—a loose group of avant-garde Dada-inspired artists—and produced printed matter, such as a book titled Grapefruit (1964) containing instructions for musical and artistic pieces. Other works include Smoke Painting (1961), a canvas that viewers were invited to burn. John Cage was a major influence and collaborator for Ono, as was the godfather of Fluxus, George Maciunas.

Yoko Ono, ‘Grapefruit’, 1964, The Museum of Modern Art
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About the work
Exhibition history
Provenance
The Museum of Modern Art
New York

Publisher: Wunternaum Press (the artist), Tokyo. Edition: 500.

Medium
Other
Image rights
© Yoko Ono 2014
Yoko Ono
Japanese, b. 1933
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Known for her experimental art, music, filmmaking, and feminism, as well as for her marriage to John Lennon, Yoko Ono was a major figure in the 1960s New York underground art scene, and she continues to produce work and make headlines today. Of several iconic conceptual and performance art pieces that Ono produced, the most famous is Cut Piece (1964), first performed in Tokyo, in which she kneeled on the floor of a stage while members of the audience gradually cut off her clothes. In the ’60s and ’70s Ono was associated with the Fluxus movement—a loose group of avant-garde Dada-inspired artists—and produced printed matter, such as a book titled Grapefruit (1964) containing instructions for musical and artistic pieces. Other works include Smoke Painting (1961), a canvas that viewers were invited to burn. John Cage was a major influence and collaborator for Ono, as was the godfather of Fluxus, George Maciunas.

Yoko Ono

Grapefruit, 1964

Artist’s book, offset
5 2/5 × 5 2/5 × 1 3/10 in
13.8 × 13.8 × 3.2 cm
Edition of 500
This is part of a limited edition set.
Location
New York
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