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Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono is an award-winning multi-media artist and peace activist, who constantly challenges and stretches the traditional boundaries of sculpture, painting, theatre and music.

Her seminal performance art in the early 1960s, experimental films and collaborative music with John Lennon in the 1970s and international one-woman shows and retrospectives during the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s illustrate her varied career.

Some of Yoko Ono’s achievements include:

Grammy Award 1982 – “Double Fantasy” Album of the Year; Yoko Ono and John Lennon – Artists and Producers, NYC

MOJO Lifetime Achievement Award 2009 – MOJO music magazine, London

Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement in Art 2009, Venice Bienniale, Venice, Italy

ArtTable Award 2010 – Distinguished Service to the Visual Arts, NYC

3rd Hiroshima Art Prize 2011, Hiroshima, Japan

In 2013, the year in which Yoko turned 80, she curated the Southbank Centre’s Meltdown Festival, bringing together artists including Siouxsie, Kim Gordon, Reggie Watts, YOKO ONO PLASTIC ONO BAND, Iggy and the Stooges, Immortal Technique, Patti Smith, Savages, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Marianne Faithfull and Bill Frisell, Cibo Matto, Peaches and Boy George.

Yoko Ono news

JOHN LENNON AND Yoko Ono’S ICONIC “IMAGINE” SONG AND ALBUM CELEBRATE 50 YEARS TODAY

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09/09/2021

JOHN LENNON AND Yoko Ono’S “IMAGINE” CELEBRATES ITS GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY WITH GLOBAL PARTICIPATORY EVENTS ON SEPTEMBER 9, 2021, THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SONG & ALBUM’S RELEASE

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01/09/2021

JOHN LENNON/PLASTIC ONO BAND - THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION OUT NOW

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23/04/2021

FIRST-EVER PERFORMANCE OF JOHN LENNON & Yoko Ono LENNON’S LEGENDARY PEACE ANTHEM “GIVE PEACE A CHANCE” REVEALED IN NEW NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN VIDEO

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13/04/2021

UNEARTHED JOHN LENNON & Yoko Ono LENNON FOOTAGE PAIRED WITH NEW ULTIMATE MIX OF “LOOK AT ME” FOR THRILLING NEW VIDEO

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01/04/2021

JOHN LENNON’S “MOTHER” VIDEO NEWLY RECONSTRUCTED AND REMASTERED IN 4K WITH NEW “ULTIMATE MIX”

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12/03/2021