Today, June 23 is International Widow’s Day. Support & donate here: http://www.theloombafoundation.org/donate

Sat 23 Jun 2012 - Imagine All The People

International Widows Day is the UN’s annual global day of action to address the poverty and injustice faced by millions of widows and their dependents in many countries. It takes place on 23 June. International Widows Day was initiated by the Loomba Foundation in 2005 and officially recognised by the United Nations General Assembly, on […]

 

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

Fri 22 Jun 2012 - Interviews & Articles

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 […]

 

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

Thu 21 Jun 2012 - Interviews & Articles

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 […]

 

The Huffington Post: HOW TO…. SMILE by Yoko Ono

Thu 21 Jun 2012 - Interviews & Articles

HOW TO… SMILE by Yoko Ono exclusively for Huffington Post. When John, my husband, passed away, I was feeling down, so down, that it showed on my face when I looked at myself in the mirror. “This is bad,” I thought. I could make myself ill, or if not, make myself a very irritable person, […]

 

Go YOKO by Polly Devlin, Vogue magazine

Mon 18 Jun 2012 - Interviews & Articles

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 […]

 

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

Sun 17 Jun 2012 - Interviews & Articles

“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. “

 

The Observer: When Sam Taylor-Wood met Yoko Ono

Sat 16 Jun 2012 - Interviews & Articles

Sam Taylor-Wood befriended Yoko Ono during the making of Nowhere Boy, her acclaimed film about John Lennon’s early years. But they have much more in common. Here, on the eve of a Yoko retrospective, the two artists talk about creativity, world peace – and what it’s like to be the older woman…

 

The official #smilesfilm iPhone App is out now on iTunes and it’s FREE ☺

Fri 15 Jun 2012 - Events & Exhibitions

The #smilesfilm iPhone App is now available for download at the iTunes App Store. The #smilesfilm iPhone App encourages you to interact in 3 ways: 1. dream – look at recent upload activity on a zoomable world map 2. watch – view the lastest uploaded smiles 3. smile – take/upload photos to Instagram & Twitter adding […]

 

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

Sat 09 Jun 2012 - Interviews & Articles

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 […]

 

The Guardian profile: Yoko Ono

Fri 08 Jun 2012 - Events & Exhibitions News

An artist for the age of Occupy is given a retrospective at the Serpentine Gallery in London. by Charlotte Higgins, The Guardian The most famous thing anyone ever said about Yoko Ono was, inevitably, said by John Lennon, and for years it held true. He called her “the world’s most famous unknown artist, everyone knows her name, but […]

 

Yoko Ono: AD PIECE for Moderna Museet in Stockholm in Sweden’s DN newspaper

Wed 06 Jun 2012 - Events & Exhibitions News

  AD PIECE Feel the newspaper in your hands. Hear the whisper of the morning. Think of someone you love. See you at the exhibition. yoko   I created AD PIECE to advertise the Moderna Museet show in Stockholm. It was in Sweden’s biggest newspaper, DN, on page 3 of the Arts section. Before the […]

 

The Times – Old? Me? Yoko at 79 — a grandmother in hotpants

Mon 04 Jun 2012 - Interviews & Articles

by Lesley Thomas, The Times Photo of Yoko Ono by Nick Knight from the latest issue of Vogue – on sale now. How many people over the age of 30 look good in hotpants? What about 40? 60? How about nearly 80? Yoko Ono, the artist and widow of John Lennon, appears in the forthcoming […]

 

Financial Times Magazine: HANDS OFF YOKO! Yoko Ono talks to Simon Schama

Sun 03 Jun 2012 - Interviews & Articles

She is 79 and still producing the kind of conceptual art that made her infamous in the Sixties. But had she not been Mrs John Lennon, would the world have heard of Yoko Ono? The answer, says Simon Schama, is YES

 

Yoko Ono: Moment (Moderna Museet, Stockholm Sweden)

Fri 01 Jun 2012 - Events & Exhibitions

  YOKO ONO: GRAPEFRUIT By the late 1950s, Yoko Ono had already begun creating poetic works in which text, music, performance and experimental painting merge. The exhibition has its starting point in Grapefruit, which Yoko Ono (b. 1933) published in 1964. This book contains ideas and sketches for painting, events, films, dance, music, painting, objects […]

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Future Fortified

Wed 30 May 2012 - Yoko recommends

Future Fortified is a global campaign to help millions of women and children around the world gain access to the essential nutrients they need to lead healthy, enriched lives. Nearly 2 billion people around the world suffer from a lack of proper nutrition. Globally, 1 in 3 of all childhood deaths are due to maternal & child undernutrition while malnutrition […]

 

Save The Children: Sign the petition: Stop The Killing in Syria

Wed 30 May 2012 - Yoko recommends

On Friday 25 May, 49 innocent children were killed in sickening attacks on the Syrian town of Houla. Thousands more children are experiencing terrible suffering and trauma in Syria, yet aid agencies like Save the Children aren’t yet able to get urgent help to these children who have been injured and traumatised by the conflict. […]

 

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

Mon 28 May 2012 - Words

  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 […]

 

Oprah.com: 5 Things Yoko Ono Knows For Sure

Mon 28 May 2012 - Interviews & Articles

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 […]

 

Tell Obama: “Women’s Rights are Non-Negotiable in Afghanistan”. Sign here.

Mon 21 May 2012 - Amnesty International

  An Open Letter to Presidents Obama and Karzai   As champions of women’s rights who are dedicated to protecting women’s human rights, we are deeply concerned that the significant gains made by women and girls in Afghanistan may be threatened as U.S. and allied troops leave the country. We urge you to adopt a […]

 

Mothers Day – photos of Yoko Ono Lennon by Sean Ono Lennon

Sun 20 May 2012 - Yoko watches

MOTHERS DAY
Sean took these photos when he took me for a walk in Central Park. He used his newly acquired camera, which was a Leica (german camera) that came out about 80 years ago. I was amazed how Sean operated the old camera smoothly and did a good job! Well, it was a nice Mother’s Day.
yoko

 

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