Art: In Her Own Image

Long before she met John Lennon, Yoko Ono was an avant-garde icon. A retrospective shows why

Like Queen Victoria and Jackie Kennedy, Yoko Ono was fated to be a Major Public Widow, making her way in the world while hauling around the husband's eternal flame. But because she was also the woman blamed for breaking up the Beatles, Yoko was Victoria without the authority, Jackie without the glamour. Now 67, she's briskly tending her own flame too. She cooperated fully with "Yes Yoko Ono," a show that opened last week at Japan Society in New York City and will travel to six cities in the U.S. and Canada. It reverently brings together her lifetime of work in...

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