The photo that would become the cover art of “Double Fantasy” was taken in Central Park, right in front of their home at the Dakota House. There were only a few people around as John and Yoko sat on a bench by the pond in the autumn sunset, and I asked them to kiss each other. Three months later just as the album was finished, John was gunned down. I shot the photo in color, but for some reason, the actual cover art was released in black and white.
Read more from photographer Kishin Shinoyama here.
Gallery 360° is holding the exhibition “Yoko Ono: SMILE” starting on Monday, December 6, 2010.
Pictures of smiling faces of viewers will be taken, projected and made into a film.
In order to realize the artwork, transferring a smile from person to person, please visit us to participate in the work.
Sincerely yours, Gallery 360°
Yoko Ono loves the Beatles, but in choosing her late husband’s best songs, she focused on the records Lennon made after the band’s breakup. “He felt more free,” says Ono. “He was getting down to what he was feeling. He was really speaking the truth.” “Oh My Love” 1971 In most love songs, you’re making […]
GSK Contemporary – AWARE: ART FASHION IDENTITY 2 December 2010 – 30 January 2011 The third season of contemporary art at 6 Burlington Gardens examines how artists and designers use clothing as a mechanism to communicate and reveal elements of our identity. The exhibition contains work by 30 emerging as well as established international contemporary […]
Some of Japan’s top artists gather each year to participate in the Dream Power John Lennon Super Live, a charity concert founded by Yoko Ono to donate schools to deprived children all over the world. The tenth edition of this concert will be held this year – a year that marks the seventieth anniversary of […]
Sean Lennon recently sat down with his mother, Yoko Ono — not to talk about John Lennon or The Beatles, but to talk about her life. “I was born from my mother, who is a Yasuda, and my father, who is an Ono,” Ono says. But Ono was essentially disowned from the latter family because […]
This is a beautiful step towards world peace. By imagining there’s no hunger, as John sang in his song, we express our strong desire to bring a world in which children will never again suffer from hunger or poverty. Let’s come together and help spread this message around the world.”
-Yoko Ono Lennon
Whyhunger’s global campaign “Imagine There’s No Hunger” was made possible with the generous permission and support of Yoko Ono Lennon. Purchasing the bracelet, limited edition pin or T-Shirt will help fight childhood hunger and poverty worldwide through grass roots solutions that secure basic rights to food, water, land, jobs and credit.
The Beatles. Now on iTunes. We are proud to announce that The Beatles are now available for the first time on the iTunes Store. http://www.itunes.com/thebeatles Starting today, the band’s 13 legendary remastered studio albums with iTunes LPs, the two-volume “Past Masters” compilation and the classic “Red” and “Blue” collections are available for purchase and download […]
The John Lennon Songwriting Competition sent out a call for submissions for songs of peace, love, political activism and free expression. Songs were submitted from around the world. Live How You Live was selected as the WINNER of the John Lennon 70th Birthday Anniversary Contest, and the song “One Life” was selected by Yoko Ono. […]
David Lynch Foundation’s OPERATION WARRIOR WELLNESS Overcoming PTSD and Promoting Mental Resilience through Transcendental Meditation. THE PROBLEM Thirty-five percent of U.S. soldiers deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq since 2001 are said to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). According to researchers, people with PTSD exhibit over-arousal of the sympathetic nervous system (exaggerated fight or flight […]
By William Goodman , SPIN Since the early ’60s, Yoko Ono has been a renegade in the avant-garde art world with her conceptual approach to music, film, art, and politics. Then there’s John Lennon. In the late Beatle, whom she met in 1966 and married in ’69, she found her artistic soul mate — two people, one […]
From a Whisper to a Scream: Following Yoko Ono’s Instructions by Jason Persse, Inside Out I first heard about Yoko Ono’s so-called “instruction pieces” as a high school student, when a friend told me the (possibly apocryphal, certainly embellished) story of Ono’s first meeting with John Lennon. History according to the poorly fact-checked lunchtime ramblings […]
APPETITES: Yoko Ono By Lese Dunton, Edible Manhattan Photographs by Charlotte Muhl & Sean Lennon 2009 ©YOKO ONO On chocolate, kimchi and why begging is a state of mind. Artist Yoko Ono is known not only as John Lennon’s widow—from their wedding in 1969 until his murder on the steps of the Dakota in 1980, […]
We wanted to inform you of an event that The New York Cosmos (along with world soccer legend Pele, our honorary president) – is proudly supporting this Saturday. The 10th Annual “Global Peace Games for Children and Youth” is endorsed by the United Nations and brings out kids to play a grassroots game of soccer […]
Yoko Ono: “I have so much love because the whole world hated me” by Sam Williams, exberliner.com Yoko Ono’s solo show opened last month at Haunch of Venison with a polysemous title, Das Gift, and a bullet hole in a shattered glass pane. On one side, a rank of army coats sway darkly from invisible […]
The debut acoustic album by Sean Lennon & Charlotte Kemp Muhl. The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger weaves narratives around a metaphysical geography of their own devising, finding a surrealist beauty in the mundane. Their songs are like Dali’s imaginary landscapes: lavender roads, oil slicks radiating rainbows, ballerinas tipping off tightropes, sweating snowmen, black […]
THE QUARRYMEN: LESLIE KEARNEY 1957 © 2010 THE QUARRYMEN SCREENINGS FROM THE PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA COLLECTION A Tribute to John Lennon Friday, October 8, 2010 to Friday, December 31, 2010, The Paley Center for Media, 25 West 52 Street, New York, NY 10019 Screening Fridays at 3:00 pm and Saturdays at 1:00 pm FREE for […]