YOKO ONO, Grow Love with Me, 2013

YOKO ONO, Grow Love with Me, 2013
height ca 10, diameter 6 cm
aluminium can with glued matte paper label, plastic lid, bean,
manual with growing instructions in 4 languages, colophon on label of Serpentine Gallery
initials in print
edition unknown
added: label Serpentine Gallery
published by Serpentine Gallery, London, England

This artwork consists of a ‘magic bean’, which when grown, reveals the word LOVE. Laser etched onto the seed by a patented process, the word first appears on the outer seed coat covering the inner cotyledon. Without coaxing, after a day or two the seed coat will fall away to reveal the word on the inner cotyledon. At first the inner cotyledon is yellow, but with the addition of sunlight quickly turns green. The seed then begins to splay open, shooting a leaf upward, bearing the same word LOVE.



Added label by Serpentine Gallery:


YOKO ONO, Imagine Peace, 2012 [beach towel]

YOKO ONO, Imagine Peace, 2012
178 x 153 cm / 60 x 70 inches
beach towel
published by Art Production Fund: Works On Whatever, New York, USA

Imagine Piece is Yoko Ono’s worldwide initiative of anti-violence. This ongoing project uses internet projects, posters, thoughts, badges and a multitude of other medias to communicate its message of peace to the global community. Here she used a beach towel. The record ‘Imagine’ conveyed John Lennon’s wish for world peace and harmony in simple terms, both musically and lyrically. It fact it was inspired by ‘Cloud Piece’, an instructional poem dated Spring 1963 that appeared in Yoko Ono’s book Grapefruit:
Imagine the clouds dripping.
Dig a hole in your garden to
put them in.

History of price:
Art Production Fund: Works On Whatever, New York, USA € 75,- / US$ 95.- September 2012