Yoko ONO |
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United States (USA) 1933
Yoko Ono Japanese/American, born 1933
Yoko Ono to Michael Bracewell / The Guardian, 20 January 1996
"I was brought up to think Van Gogh was great; all the artists I admire, like Kafka, were fringe artists in their lifetime. I always thought that if you're a true artist you're only going to be appreciated after you go. They were all persecuted in one way or another. So my challenge is a bit strange. That was another thing in the early Sixties: I'd be doing a gallery show of my paintings and they'd say, `Oh, she's a composer - they're the dabblings of a composer', and then if I did a music concert they'd say, `Oh, she's just an artist'. So that's another challenge. I just have to be myself, and being myself is creating in different media without censoring myself. I'm a Jack of all trades... Which is not a good label, and I know it's not supposed to be effective professionally, but that's okay."
"When I make music or artworks I'm not really in control, because I'm just passing on messages in my mind. And sometimes I get frightened because I think, `What did I say?"
Yoko Ono in 2002 for Now Toronto
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