In the leaves
When Chistopher Hitchens pontificates on the subject of beverage, it’s a safe bet to assume it’s concerning alcohol. Up until his diagnosis with cancer and subsequent chemo, Hitch would consume no less than a bottle of wine and few gulps of whiskey per day, he wrote in Hitch-22. And tales of larger excess Read More
Red Carpet Real Estate
Tomorrow marks the 30th Anniversary of John Lennon’s death, and kicking off an undoubtedly suffocating media blitz, The Times has a nifty real estate story on what it was like living in John Lennon’s Dakota.
The article is full of reminiscence from the likes of Paul Goldberger (nobody liked Yoko), Roberta Flack (the Read More
For the sixth time since he became eligible in 2000, Mark David Chapman will be up for parole next month. It’s been almost 30 years since Mr. Chapman shot John Lennon outside his Upper West Side residence in December 1980.
Yoko Ono has voiced her opposition again in a letter to the the parole board, Read More
The Museum of Modern Art has turned down the volume on Yoko Ono’s atrium art installation Voice Piece for Soprano in response to complaints from visitors and employees.
The installation features a microphone, speakers, and the instructions to visitors: ”Scream against the wind/ against the wall/ against the sky” on the far wall. But according to museum Read More
Last week, Sean Lennon tweeted a photo of Lady Gaga playing Yoko Ono’s white piano, a gift from John, at Ms. Ono’s residence in the Dakota. The Twitpic — Gaga in a black leotard and thigh-high fishnets, seemingly mid-belt — prompted a firestorm of angry Beatles fans to lambaste Mr. Lennon for letting her do Read More
A princess begins work at Christie’s, ancient apostle paintings discovered in Rome, and work by Stephen Vitiello and Yoko Ono take root in New York. It can’t be a slow summer when there is this much action in the art world.
1. Princess Eugenie of York Interns at Christie’s
Princess Eugenie, the 20-year-old daughter of Read More
Now on view at MoMA, as part of the “Pictures by Women” exhibit: Fluxus wallpaper.
Fluxus artist George Maciunas assembled the piece by repeating a still from Yoko Ono’s Film Number 4 (Bottoms), a film depicting various bottoms.
According to MoMA’s blog:
As Ono once described Film Number 4, Read More
John Lennon’s former townhouse at 1 White Place–which he and Yoko Ono tried to declare the Nutopian Embassy so he wouldn’t get deported–is up for sale, reports Curbed.
On April Fool’s Day 1973, Mr. Lennon and Ms. Ono held a press conference to announce the new country, and declared its flag to be Read More
“I have to tell you,” Yoko Ono said to her audience at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Tuesday night, a few days before her 77th birthday, “you have a long life ahead of you, and it’s going to be beautiful.” Her Brooklyn Academy of Music show–half concert, half tribute–was filled with all Read More
Odds are that while you may be familiar with the work of Zaha Hadid, the Pritzker-Prize winning London architect and master of forms fantastic, you’ve probably never stepped inside one of her buildings. That’s not a matter of dispensing criticism on foot. Remarkably, Ms. Hadid has never built anything in New York, although the architect Read More