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Yoko Ono, ‘Works by Yoko Ono, poster, Carnegie Recital Hall, New York, November 24, 1961.’, 1961, The Museum of Modern Art
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Yoko Ono

Works by Yoko Ono, poster, Carnegie Recital Hall, New York, November 24, 1961., 1961

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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, ‘Works by Yoko Ono, poster, Carnegie Recital Hall, New York, November 24, 1961.’, 1961, The Museum of Modern Art
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About the work
Exhibition history
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Medium
Posters
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Photograph by George Maciunas. © 2014 George Maciunas
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

Works by Yoko Ono, poster, Carnegie Recital Hall, New York, November 24, 1961., 1961

This is ephemera, an artifact related to the artist.
Location
New York
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