Yoko and her second husband Tony Cox performing Bag Piece at Tokyo’s Sogetsu Art Center in 1964. One of Yoko’s inspirations for bagism was the children’s book Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. In the story, a wise fox tells the prince that in order to understand the world, we have to look beneath the surface. "One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes."
Photo by Yasuhiro Yoshioka, courtesy of Yoko Ono.
March 10th, 1967.
In response to the ban on Film No. 4, commonly known as Bottoms, Yoko, puzzled by all the fuss, told a reporter: “It’s quite harmless. There’s no murder or violence in it. Why shouldn’t it be given a certificate?”
She was mistaken for being twenty-five years old at the time, when in reality, she was actually thirty-four.
Photo courtesy of Yoko Ono.
Exhibits from the “Yoko at Indica” exhibit, including the piece which brought John and Yoko together for the first time, 1966. Photos by Iain Macmillan.
Yoko’s exhibit at the Indica Gallery, 1966, where on November 9 she met John for the first time.
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Bag Piece, 1964
Performed by Yoko Ono and Tony Cox