Yoko Ono

1933 (Tokyo) –

Ono’s genuine experimentalist pedigree and presence on the New York avant-garde scene has been somewhat distorted by her public profile following marriage to Lennon. Wolpe used to invite her for tea in the late 1950’s and introduced her to Cage, while Mekas also befriended her. She asked Young to curate events at her loft. Maciunas gave her an exhibition: Noguchi stepped on a painting (to be stepped on) with his elegant shoes. She performed with Coleman, Haden and Zappa. She was a friend of Warhol’s, supported Spector (accused of murder), and said her friend Haring spoke to her following cremation.