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Yoko Ono’s Cut Piece

With an upcoming show at the Museum of Modern Art, Yoko Ono is stepping out of the shadow of her famous other half.


Photographer: Pari Dukovic Styled: Felicia Garcia-Rivera
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Photographer: Pari Dukovic Styled: Felicia Garcia-Rivera

Yoko Ono in an original work she created for the cover of W Art, May 2015. Photographed by Pari Dukovic.

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Photographer: Pari Dukovic Styled: Felicia Garcia-Rivera

Yoko Ono reimagining her 1964 performance of Cut Piece for W.

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Photographer: Pari Dukovic Styled: Felicia Garcia-Rivera

Yoko Ono reimagining her 1964 performance of Cut Piece for W.

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Photographer: Pari Dukovic Styled: Felicia Garcia-Rivera

Yoko Ono reimagining her 1964 performance of Cut Piece for W.

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Photographer: Pari Dukovic Styled: Felicia Garcia-Rivera

Yoko Ono reimagining her 1964 performance of Cut Piece for W.

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The ad for Museum of Modern [F]art, 1971. Courtesy of The Museum of Modern Art Library, New York.

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Bag Piece, 1964, performed in 1965. Courtesy of George Maciunas/The Museum of Modern Art, New York/The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift.

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At her first solo gallery show, in 1961 in New York, with Painting to See in the Dark (Version 1), 1961. Courtesy of George Maciunas/The Museum of Modern Art, New York/The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift.

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George Maciunas’s photograph of the artist with Works by Yoko Ono, 1961, her poster for a concert at Carnegie Recital Hall in New York. Courtesy of George Maciunas/The Museum of Modern Art, New York/The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift.

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Stills from Film No. 4 (Bottoms), 1966–67. Courtesy of the artist.

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Ono with her work Half-a-Room, 1967, at Lisson Gallery, London. Photograph by Clay Perry/courtesy of the artist.

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Grapefruit, 1964. Courtesy of the Museum of Modern Art, New York/The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift.

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Ono performing Cut Piece, 1964, at Carnegie Recital Hall, in 1965. Photograph by Minoru Niizuma/Courtesy Lenono Photo Archive, New York.

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Ono and John Lennon’s War Is Over! If You Want It, 1969. Courtesy of the Museum of Modern Art, New York/The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift.