John Lennon Yoko Ono Artist Activists

Yoko Ono Indica Gallery London 1966

 

John Lennon – You Are Here, Robert Fraser Gallery, London, UK (1968)

  • A large white canvas circle (approx 10 ft diameter) with ‘you are here’ written in the centre in John’s handwriting.
  • On a white pedestal – A jar full of ‘you are here’ badges to take away
  • On a white pedestal – A white busker’s fedora hat with ‘FOR THE ARTIST. THANKYOU.’ written on it in pen, with loose change inside
  • A hidden camera, filming people’s reaction to the artworks
  • A grouping of (approximately 12) Charity collection boxes (as a diversion)
  • 365 White Balloons, with tags, given to visitors, many launched by John on the day.
  • A bike from students at Hornsey Art College
  • John’s shoes with a note saying “I take my shoes off to you”

Group Show: Guildford Minus 40, Institute of Watercolour Painters Gallery, Piccadilly, London, UK (Nov 1968)

  • Fold Nine Times

Concert: Alchemical Wedding, Royal Albert Hall, London, UK (Dec 1968)

  • Bag Event

John Lennon & Yoko Ono – Bed-In Event, Amsterdam, Holland (1969)

  • Two person event for Peace

John Lennon & Yoko Ono – Acorn Event, Worldwide (1969)

  • 2 x Acorns in engraved plastic container
  • Letter to foreign dignitary

John Lennon & Yoko Ono – Bed-In Event, Montreal, Canada (1969)

  • Two person event for Peace

John Lennon & Yoko Ono – ‘An Evening with John & Yoko’, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK (1969)

  • Bag Event
  • Showing of films whilst hidden cameras filmed the audience reaction
  • Films shown: Self Portrait, Rape, Mr & Mrs. Lennon’s Honeymoon, Two Virgins, Smile.
  • Audience Participation Pack includes: wooden spoon & sandwich tin (noise makers) signed by John and Yoko, ‘Love and Peace’ flyer, Ono ‘Danger Box’ / Lennon ‘Build Around it’ perspex case, Lennon ‘fold it nine times’ paper sheet (creased where folded), New Cinema Club booklet, ‘Love and Peace = Bagism’ postcard of John & Yoko in Paris, John Lennon Diary, ‘You are Here’ booklet, two promo photographs, ‘Rape’ flyer, 8-page promo booklet, single sheet programme schedule.

John Lennon & Yoko Ono – War Is Over Billboard Event, Worldwide (1969)

  • Billboards with the inscription “WAR IS OVER! IF YOU WANT IT Happy Christmas from John & Yoko” were placed in 11 cities worldwide: New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Rome, Athens, Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris, London, Tokyo and Hong Kong, along with leaflets, posters, newspaper advertisements and radio announcements.
war is over Piccadilly

John Lennon – Bag One, London Arts Gallery, London, UK (1970)

  • Exhibition of 15 Lithographs and white vinyl zippered portfolio bag

John Lennon – Bag One, London Arts Gallery, Detroit, Michigan, USA (1970)

  • Exhibition of 15 Lithographs and white vinyl zippered portfolio bag

John Lennon – Bag One, The Upstairs Gallery, Long Beach, California, USA (1970)

  • Exhibition of 15 Lithographs and white vinyl zippered portfolio bag

John Lennon – Bag One, The Cory Galleries, San Francisco, California, USA (1970)

  • Exhibition of 15 Lithographs and white vinyl zippered portfolio bag

John Lennon – Bag One, The Poster Palace, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (1970)

  • Exhibition of 15 Lithographs and white vinyl zippered portfolio bag

John Lennon – Bag One, Galerie Taveerne, Amsterdam, Holland (1970)

  • Exhibition of 15 Lithographs and white vinyl zippered portfolio bag

John Lennon – Bag One, Galerie Podulke NV, Amsterdam, Holland (1970)

  • Exhibition of 15 Lithographs and white vinyl zippered portfolio bag

John Lennon – Bag One, Milan, Italy (1970)

  • Exhibition of 15 Lithographs and white vinyl zippered portfolio bag

John Lennon – Bag One, The Merrill Chase Gallery, Oak Brook, Illinois, USA (1970)

  • Exhibition of 15 Lithographs and white vinyl zippered portfolio bag

John Lennon – Bag One, The Graphic Art Galleries Ltd., Los Angeles, California, USA (1970)

  • Exhibition of 15 Lithographs and white vinyl zippered portfolio bag

John Lennon – Bag One, Galerie Denise René Hans Mayer, Dusseldorf, Germany (1970)

  • Exhibition of 15 Lithographs and white vinyl zippered portfolio bag

John Lennon – Bag One, Lee Nordness Gallery, New York, New York, USA (1970)

  • Exhibition of 15 Lithographs and white vinyl zippered portfolio bag

John Lennon – Bag One, Merrill Chase Gallery, Oak Brook, Illinois, USA (1970)

  • Exhibition of 15 Lithographs and white vinyl zippered portfolio bag

Group Show: FluxFest Presents John & Yoko +, Tribeca, NY, USA (1970)

  • Over 9 weeks at Joe Jones ‘Tone Deaf Music Store’, 18 N Moore St., NYC
  • Opening. Come as John Lennon or Yoko Ono; Grapefruit FluxBanquet.
  • Do It Yourself, by John & Yoko + All
  • Two Eggs
  • Tickets by John Lennon & FluxTours
  • Measure by John and Yoko + HiRed Clinic
  • Blue Room by John + Yoko and FluxLiars
  • Needle
  • 4 Spoons
  • Weight & Water by John + Yoko + FluxFaucet
  • Capsule by John & Yoko + FluxSpacemen
  • Portrait of John Lennon as a Young Cloud by Yoko and everybody
  • The Store by John and Yoko + FluxFactory
  • A collection of New York ticket machines.
  • Exam by John & Yoko & FluxSchool

Group Show: 3→∞, aka 3 (towards infinity), Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK (1970)

  • Sleeve for Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, 1968, Offset litho, 12 x 12 inches, not limited. Price: £2 with record, £1.95 without.
  • Build Around It, 1969, plastic, 2 x 2 inches, not limited. Price: £1.
  • You Are Here, 1969, screen on plastic button, 1 x 1 inches, not limited. Price: 5p.
  • Acorn Piece, 1969, (a) by John Lennon, (b) by Yoko Ono; Acorns 1 inch diameter approx, widely available in season. Price: stamped addressed envelopepe

Group Show: Ozjets d’Art, Clytie Jessop Gallery, London, UK (1971)

  • Number 9 Open/Shut

Group Show: Art Spectrum, Alexandra Palace (1971)

  • For Those Who Do Not Want To Touch J.L ’68 (dispenser of plastic gloves)

John Lennon & Yoko Ono – This Is Not Here, Everson Museum, NY, USA (1971)

  • Needle
  • Reclining Nude
  • Baby Grand Guitar for Yoko ’69
  • 4 Spoons
  • This window is 5ft wide
  • This sphere is a part of a straight line
  • Get out when the room turns blue
  • You are here
  • Kinetoscope
  • Pinball Machines
  • Metal Slug Dispenser
  • Juke Box
  • LENNON TOURS TICKETS

Yoko Ono – Free Time (1971)

  • Performance art pieces by Yoko Ono, performed by Yoko Ono, John Lennon & Jonas Mekas. Excerpts from ‘The Grapefruit In The World Of Park’, Question Piece, Fly, Draw Circle, Bagism, Sweep Piece, Promise Piece, Wrapping Piece.

Group Show: Spike Milligan’s Invisible Animals, Tyron Gallery, London, UK (1971)

  • Artwork by John Lennon

John Lennon & Yoko Ono – Declaration of Nutopia, NY, USA (1973)

  • Two person event to Surrender to Peace and protest John’s Deportation Order

Group Show: 13th Annual New York Avant Garde Festival At World Trade Center, New York, NY, USA (1977)

  • Ono and Lennon’s skywriting Wish Poem (listed in program)

John Lennon & Yoko Ono – ‘A love letter from John and Yoko to People Who Ask Us What When and Why’ (1979)

  • Full-page ad in New York Times and Los Angeles Times