Yoko Ono at MOMA

White Chess SetI didn’t really care that you entered through the gift shop. It gave me a chance to get my shopping out of the way. I bought a Surrender To Peace button. Isn’t that the truth. Its there inside all the time. We exert so much energy resisting that inevitable act. There was a bunch of stupid stuff on sale as well. Special editions of dishes, that kind of thing. Hey, I surrender to peace.

I like Yoko. I have always liked Yoko. I am about Yoko’s age. I got introduced to her and Fluxus when she got involved with John Lennon. Some might call her work threadbare. I call it transparent.

Some might call it stupid. I call it simple. Some might call it precious. I call it etherial. And so on. I like Yoko Ono.

The first thing you notice when you go in is the fresh green Apple. It is amazing to think that is howApple records got its logo. Then you think about Apple Computers Then you wish you didn’t know that there is a celebrity child named Apple. And then you are on the floor in a college apartment watching that Apple going round and round the turnstile. Right about there your heart breaks; later you surrender to peace.

Ono is about ideas not things. The ideas she is about are love, peace, authenticity, possibility, optimism. Some of the ideas are small and sweet. Some are cosmic. Some are variations on a theme. Like Morning Piece (renamed Peace, 2015), 1967. This has been restaged with its new name at 7 venues in honor of this show. Originally dedicated to George Macunias who was in financial difficulty, instructions are given so that any artist can reconstitute it and sell the little bottles with promises of sunrises attached. Not the thing; ideas that contain the thing. Remember Marcel Duchamp’s bottle of New York air; made for the patron, Arensburg. In more recent developments, it comes with breakfast. Surrender to peace. Here is Duchamp’s great idea of art as editing;selection. I will always love it. It is always new. I have used it myself.

When ideas like Half Room are realized, the result is shocking—in a very good way. Here is a room where all the contents and furnishings is cut in half. IF this exists then anything is possible—even world peace. Fluxus – the art of becoming.

I gave my copy of Grapefruit to a not so serious boyfriend in the early1970’s. I hope he still has it because its now its fetching piles of money on Alibris. Anyways its reprinted. Maybe some young Fluxoids would like to realize some of the pieces on You Tube. But its almost as much fun to think about them. Apparently the origin of the title is from a story that Ono wrote in the 1950’s for her school paper. They have it at the exhibit. I read the story but I still don’t get it.

There are so many ingenious pieces in the show; the White Chess Set with both sides in white is just genius. Players must stop playing and look at each other. You know the drill. Surrender to peace.

Close with Imagine in Strawberry Fields in Central Park.

Yoko Ono at MOMA

I didn’t really care that you entered through the gift shop. It gave me a chance to get my shopping out of the way. I bought a Surrender To Peace button. Isn’t that the truth. Its there inside all the time. We exert so much energy resisting that inevitable act. There was a bunch of stupid stuff on sale as well. Special editions of dishes, that kind of thing. Hey, I surrender to peace.

I like Yoko. I have always liked Yoko. I am about Yoko’s age. I got introduced to her and Fluxus when she got involved with John Lennon. Some might call her work threadbare. I call it transparent.

Some might call it stupid. I call it simple. Some might call it precious. I call it etherial. And so on. I like Yoko Ono.

The first thing you notice when you go in is the fresh green Apple. It is amazing to think that is howApple records got its logo. Then you think about Apple Computers Then you wish you didn’t know that there is a celebrity child named Apple. And then you are on the floor in a college apartment watching that Apple going round and round the turnstile. Right about there your heart breaks; later you surrender to peace.

Ono is about ideas not things. The ideas she is about are love, peace, authenticity, possibility, optimism. Some of the ideas are small and sweet. Some are cosmic. Some are variations on a theme. Like Morning Piece (renamed Peace, 2015), 1967. This has been restaged with its new name at 7 venues in honor of this show. Originally dedicated to George Macunias who was in financial difficulty, instructions are given so that any artist can reconstitute it and sell the little bottles with promises of sunrises attached. Not the thing; ideas that contain the thing. Remember Marcel Duchamp’s bottle of New York air; made for the patron, Arensburg. In more recent developments, it comes with breakfast. Surrender to peace. Here is Duchamp’s great idea of art as editing;selection. I will always love it. It is always new. I have used it myself.

When ideas like Half Room are realized, the result is shocking—in a very good way. Here is a room where all the contents and furnishings is cut in half. IF this exists then anything is possible—even world peace. Fluxus – the art of becoming.

I gave my copy of Grapefruit to a not so serious boyfriend in the early1970’s. I hope he still has it because its now its fetching piles of money on Alibris. Anyways its reprinted. Maybe some young Fluxoids would like to realize some of the pieces on You Tube. But its almost as much fun to think about them. Apparently the origin of the title is from a story that Ono wrote in the 1950’s for her school paper. They have it at the exhibit. I read the story but I still don’t get it.

There are so many ingenious pieces in the show; the White Chess Set with both sides in white is just genius. Players must stop playing and look at each other. You know the drill. Surrender to peace.

Close with Imagine in Strawberry Fields in Central Park.

Yoko Ono at MOMA

I didn’t really care that you entered through the gift shop. It gave me a chance to get my shopping out of the way. I bought a Surrender To Peace button. Isn’t that the truth. Its there inside all the time. We exert so much energy resisting that inevitable act. There was a bunch of stupid stuff on sale as well. Special editions of dishes, that kind of thing. Hey, I surrender to peace.

I like Yoko. I have always liked Yoko. I am about Yoko’s age. I got introduced to her and Fluxus when she got involved with John Lennon. Some might call her work threadbare. I call it transparent.
Some might call it stupid. I call it simple. Some might call it precious. I call it etherial. And so on. I like Yoko Ono.

The first thing you notice when you go in is the fresh green Apple. It is amazing to think that is howApple records got its logo. Then you think about Apple Computers Then you wish you didn’t know that there is a celebrity child named Apple. And then you are on the floor in a college apartment watching that Apple going round and round the turnstile. Right about there your heart breaks; later you surrender to peace.

Ono is about ideas not things. The ideas she is about are love, peace, authenticity, possibility, optimism. Some of the ideas are small and sweet. Some are cosmic. Some are variations on a theme. Like Morning Piece (renamed Peace, 2015), 1967. This has been restaged with its new name at 7 venues in honor of this show. Originally dedicated to George Macunias who was in financial difficulty, instructions are given so that any artist can reconstitute it and sell the little bottles with promises of sunrises attached. Not the thing; ideas that contain the thing. Remember Marcel Duchamp’s bottle of New York air; made for the patron, Arensburg. In more recent developments, it comes with breakfast. Surrender to peace. Here is Duchamp’s great idea of art as editing;selection. I will always love it. It is always new. I have used it myself.

When ideas like Half Room are realized, the result is shocking—in a very good way. Here is a room where all the contents and furnishings is cut in half. IF this exists then anything is possible—even world peace. Fluxus – the art of becoming.

I gave my copy of Grapefruit to a not so serious boyfriend in the early1970’s. I hope he still has it because its now its fetching piles of money on Alibris. Anyways its reprinted. Maybe some young Fluxoids would like to realize some of the pieces on You Tube. But its almost as much fun to think about them. Apparently the origin of the title is from a story that Ono wrote in the 1950’s for her school paper. They have it at the exhibit. I read the story but I still don’t get it.

There are so many ingenious pieces in the show; the White Chess Set with both sides in white is just genius. Players must stop playing and look at each other. You know the drill. Surrender to peace.

Close with Imagine in Strawberry Fields in Central Park.