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Yoko Ono celebrates her birthday today (February 18), and while many remember her for being the wife of the late John Lennon, Ono is a revered performance artist in her own right.  In honor of Ono’s birthday, here are three very different (and very unique) performance art pieces from her.

 

“Cut Piece”

This is one of Ono’s most notable performances form 1965 where she sat on stage in a black dress with a pair of scissors and invited members of the audience to cut off parts of her dress.

Yoko Ono "Cut Piece" Performance Art

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“Voice Piece For  Soprano & Wish Tree”

Here Ono is in 2010 at an exhibit at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art.

VOICE PIECE FOR SOPRANO & WISH TREE at MoMA, Summer 2010 by yoko ono

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“Sky Piece To Jesus Christ”

Lastly, here’s Ono at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in 2013 doing an “Action Piece” painting.  (Around the 7:35 mark.)

Yoko Ono: Performances at the Louisiana Museum

Yoko Ono's legendary performance 'Sky Piece to Jesus Christ' is followed by Yoko Ono doing her 'Action Piece' painting, clearing the air in a scream, and the...

 

GALLERY: John Lennon and Yoko Ono Through the Years

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