Yoko Ono, Cleaning Piece
Yoko Ono, Cleaning Piece, 1966 / 1988. Signature and edition engraved on reverse of plate. Bronze, 6 1/4 x 15 x 10 in (15.9 x 38.1 x 25.4 cm), Edition 2 of 9 with 2 AP. © Yoko Ono, Courtesy of Galerie Lelong & Co., New York.

“Yoko Ono: The Bronze Age” Galerie Lelong & Co. at ADAA The Art Show

Galerie Lelong & Co. is pleased to present at the 34th edition of ADAA The Art Show with a solo presentation by Yoko Ono, titled The Bronze Age.

Perhaps best known for her performance art, music, and social activism, Yoko Ono is indisputably one of the most important artists working today. She is a pioneering artist in movements ranging from Fluxus to Feminism, and in recent years, has been increasingly reappraised for her centrality in many artistic movements of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. On view at The Art Show are several works that were first conceptualized in the 1960s, and then reimagined as bronze objects in 1988. Doubly conceptual in their content and meaning, works such as Painting to Be Stepped On separate painting, or more specifically, artmaking, into two different functions: the instructions and the realization. According to Ono, such work becomes a reality only when others participate with the work, and such instructions can be realized by different people in a variety of ways. What results are infinite transformations of the work that even the artist cannot foresee, bringing the intangible concept of time into painting.

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