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Yoko Ono

'Season of Glass' Billboard Ad Paste-Up, 1981

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Lot 41
Screenprint in colors on 4 sheets of mylar
16.0 x 13.0 in (40.6 x 33.0 cm)
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000


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Completed shortly after John Lennon’s death, Yoko Ono’s ‘Seasons of Glass’ album cover controversially featured Lennon’s bloody glasses from the night of his assassination and a glass of “half full/half empty” water. Using the cover and a poem by Ono, this work is the original production paste-up for Billboard magazine’s advertisement for the album. It consists of four layers of mylar, which allowed magazine editors to combine or paste different designs together before resulting in the final image. Handwritten editor markups can also be seen noting the page in which this ad would appear.

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About Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono (Japanese-American, b. 1933) is an artist, songwriter, and activist. Focused on performance and the avant-garde, she greatly influenced the development of the Fluxus and Conceptual art movements, and often collaborated with her husband, John Lennon. Her work can be found within the collections of MoMA, New York, the Walker Art Center, and the Tate Britain.