Saturday April 24th
6pm BST / 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
@johnlennon / Plastic Ono Band will be our featured @LlSTENlNG_PARTY album with special guests @yokoono Klaus Voormann @seanonolennon + sleeve photographer Dan Richter, mixer Paul Hicks & the entire Ultimate Collection audio team
GIVE PEACE A CHANCE.
TODAY - Click on the link and set a reminder to attend the YouTube Premiere of this never-before-seen performance by John & Yoko at the Sheraton Oceanus Hotel in the Bahamas on 25 May 1969.
ACORN PEACE by John & Yoko, Autumn 1969
Enclosed in this package we are sending you two living sculptures – which are acorns – in the hope that you will plant them in your garden and grow two oak trees for world peace. 🌳🌳
Yours with love, John and Yoko Ono LennonLE
#ObraYokoOno: PEÇA DE VOZ PARA SOPRANO, que integra a exposição YOKO ONO: O JARDIM DA APRENDIZAGEM DA LIBERDADE, foi instalada num lugar muito especial do parque de Serralves, a Casa de Fresco, localizada no parterre central.⠀
MIRROR IMAGE (for Hong Kong), 2018
Look in the mirror and write down what you see in our booth.
Chairs, mirror, table, gold thumbtacks, pencils, paper, framed instructions.
@GalerieLelongNY, Art Basel, Hong Kong 2018.
BORN IN A PRISON, 1972
Wood becomes a flute when it's loved
Reach for yourself and your battered mates
Mirror becomes a razor when it's broken
Look in the mirror and see your shattered fate
THE BIRTH OF NUTOPIA
John & I created this imaginary world
We called a press conference
produced a white handkerchief from our pockets
and said, 'This is a flag to Surrender to Peace.'
Not Fight for Peace but *Surrender to* Peace was the important bit.
8 Karuizawa was not fun when that started. John just sat in the hotel room and made collages. Then we packed and left for Tokyo, then home to N.Y. We got busy with other things and, as fate would have it, we never went back there again. I was left with the lighter.
7 “Shall we go back to get it?” I asked. “Yeah, let’s,” he said. Then he changed his mind “Oh, never mind. I’ll get it tomorrow when we’re there,” he said. But tomorrow never came. The rainy season started the next day. It rained cats and dogs for several days without stopping.
6 I was going fast on my bike. He was shouting something to me from behind. “What?” I shouted. “I left me lighter at the coffee house!” John shouted back. “The one I bought yesterday!” I knew he liked that one. I slowed down and turned my head around.
5 Then I remembered the day that John had left the lighter at the coffee house. The three of us went there to spend the afternoon as usual. Right in the middle of our bike ride home, John remembered that he had left the lighter at the coffee house.
4 I had a cup of coffee and left. The owner came running after me and handed me a lighter. “Your husband left this the last time he was here,” he said. I looked at him and the lighter. “I’d like to return this to you.” I lit the lighter. The flame shot up, like it was alive.
3 After John’s passing, 5 years from the time we were last there together, I visited the coffee shop again. It was as if time had stood still. There was the same stillness in the shop with only a few people sitting around. The scent of pine and aroma of good coffee was in the air
2 To get there, you had to go cycling for about 30 minutes from the town of Karuizawa. But we loved going there. There was a big hammock in the backyard, and John, Sean and I used to spend the afternoon lying in it, giggling, singing, and watching the sky.
1/9 THE LIGHTER
Karuizawa is an old summer resort in Japan very much like the Hamptons except it’s in the mountains. There is a coffee house in a pine forest near Karuizawa. John & I fell in love with the place, and found ourselves going there almost every day with Sean.