Yoko Ono: favorite artist

24 Sep

Yoko Ono (1933-present) is an artist and musician who was originally associated with the Fluxus movement. She often works through text and writes instructions for works of art:

PAINTING TO SHAKE HANDS
(painting for cowards) (1961)
Drill a hole in a canvas and put your hand out from behind. Receive your guests in that position. Shake hands and converse with hands.

You can read more here: http://www.a-i-u.net/instructions.htm or buy her book, Grapefruit, which is full of hundreds of instructions:

Yoko Ono also does sculptural art which is interactive or instructional, plus collaborated with John Lennon on many pacifist political pieces:

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