On Hiroshima Day – August 6th, 2012 by YOKO ONO

Yoko Ono pays tribute and lays flowers at the Hiroshima Memorial, August 2011.   Dear Friends, The 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were a tragedy of the greatest magnitude. Even now, sixty six years later, many victims of the violence of atomic weapons are still suffering, physically, in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. People [...]

2012-08-05T08:32:16+00:00 August 5th, 2012|Written work|

Yoko Ono receives lifetime achievement award from Dublin Biennial for contribution to art, music and campaigning

Yoko Ono: honoured in Dublin by The Irish Times Yoko Ono spoke of her late husband John Lennon’s love of Ireland yesterday as she received her lifetime achievement award for her contribution to the worlds of art, music and campaigning, writes Aishling Phelan. ‘‘John, who sometimes considered himself 100 per cent Irish, would have loved [...]

2012-06-28T12:48:25+00:00 June 22nd, 2012|Interviews & Articles|

London Evening Standard: A message from Yoko & TO THE LIGHT, Serpentine Gallery – review

by Ben Luke, Evening Standard Ono’s film, IMAGINE PEACE, set to Lennon’s song, is a very personal contribution to the London 2012 Festival, she tells Ben Luke Outside the Serpentine Gallery on a rare lovely summer’s day, crowds are thronging around five small Cornus trees. Dangling from the branches are pieces of card on which [...]

2012-06-21T05:04:32+00:00 June 21st, 2012|Interviews & Articles|

Go YOKO by Polly Devlin, Vogue magazine

YOKO revisited: Author and conservationist Polly Devlin first met Yoko Ono with John Lennon on an assignment for this magazine in 1971. The two women were reunited on the eve of Ono's Serpentine Gallery exhibition, To the Light (June 19 to September 9, Serpentinegallery.org), in "Go Yoko". "We were both young women then and she's [...]

2012-06-19T05:01:27+00:00 June 18th, 2012|Interviews & Articles|

The Guardian: Aung San Suu Kyi: Nobel Peace Prize Lecture

"I am standing here because I was once a prisoner of conscience. As you look at me and listen to me, please remember the often repeated truth that one prisoner of conscience is one too many. Those who have not yet been given access to the benefits of justice in my country number much more than one. Please remember them and do whatever is possible to affect their earliest, unconditional release. "

2012-06-17T12:52:13+00:00 June 17th, 2012|Interviews & Articles|

British Vogue Style File – Yoko Ono: Track the amazing style history of the artist and performer

DECEMBER 1968 - Photographed with John Lennon - they reportedly had been together since May 1968, although there are conflicting reports of how and when they met that have never been confirmed. APRIL 1 1969 - With John Lennon at Vienna airport - the couple had married the previous month. 1970 - Wearing head-to-toe black [...]

2012-06-09T14:19:05+00:00 June 9th, 2012|Interviews & Articles|

Happy 75th Birthday, Golden Gate Bridge! by Yoko Ono

  HAPPY 75TH BIRTHDAY GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE! In 1933, just before I was born, my father Yeisuke Ono left Tokyo to go to San Francisco. In 1935, my Mom, Isoko and I travelled to San Francisco to meet up with my father. I was 2½ years old. The Golden Gate Bridge was still incomplete. This [...]

2012-05-28T13:22:51+00:00 May 28th, 2012|Words|

Oprah.com: 5 Things Yoko Ono Knows For Sure

5 Things Yoko Ono Knows For Sure The artist, musician, and author—her illustrated book, An Invisible Flower, is in stores this month—talks about activism, self-expression, and happiness. As told to Stephanie Palumbo, Oprah.com 1. Your thoughts are more powerful than you know. Several years ago, I was walking in Central Park with a friend, and he [...]

2012-05-28T08:32:06+00:00 May 28th, 2012|Interviews & Articles|

Happy Mother’s Day! love, yoko

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!  Dear Friends I would like to give an accolade to our mothers who passed away, without being acknowledged of the beautiful thing they did. They could have died trying to give birth to us. Giving birth was a very serious, uncomfortable, and dangerous matter. But nobody told our mothers that. [...]

2012-05-13T07:28:23+00:00 May 13th, 2012|Written work|

The Lighter by Yoko Ono

Karuizawa is an old summer resort in Japan very much like the Hamptons except it’s in the mountains. There is a coffee house in a pine forest near Karuizawa. John & I fell in love with the place, and found ourselves going there almost every day with Sean. To get there, you had to go cycling for about 30 minutes from the town of Karuizawa. But we loved going there. There was a big hammock in the backyard, and John, Sean and I used to spend the afternoon lying in it, giggling, singing, and watching the sky...

2016-01-11T20:07:15+00:00 March 10th, 2012|Written work|

The Guardian: From Yoko Ono to Leonard Cohen – the old masters finding new inspiration

Artists who attained fame and glory in the culturally revolutionary decades of 60s and 70s still making waves later in life by Alex Needham, The Guardian Next Saturday Yoko Ono turns 79. In June she will come to London to launch a retrospective of her work at the Serpentine, which will include work she's making right [...]

2012-02-11T23:45:59+00:00 February 11th, 2012|Interviews & Articles|