YES Yoko Ono
Published by Japan Society and Harry N. Abrams, New York, 2000
By Alexandra Munroe with Jon Hendricks
With essays by David A. Ross, Murray Sayle, and Jann S. Wenner, and contributions by Bruce Altschuler, Kevin Concannon, Edward M. Gomez, Chrissie Iles, Joan Rothfuss, Kristine Stiles, Reiko Tomii, and others
YES Yoko Ono accompanies the first major museum retrospective of the work of this pioneering artist. In her prolific 40-year career, Ono has embraced a wide range of mediums, defying traditional boundaries and creating revolutionary forms of music, film, and the visual arts since the 1960s, when she emerged as an avant-garde force in New York, Tokyo, and London. This richly illustrated volume is the first comprehensive art book devoted to her challenging and influential work. It includes essays by eminent international scholars and critics that not only explore Ono’s life and career, including her contributions to the Fluxus movement and Conceptual art, but also enrich our understanding of her complex role as visual artist, filmmaker, poet, composer, performance artist, activist, and rock star. An anthology of Ono’s writings and an illustrated chronology further mark this book as the most extensive survey ever published on the art and life of Yoko Ono. The book includes a CD with new music by Yoko Ono, performed by Ono, her son Sean Lennon, and others.