Yoko’s rare work at auction : Couple event for those who wish to deepen their relationship


The Art Newspaper

Friday 24 Oct 2014
Auctions Market France
Paris auction house holds protest sale

Piasa shifts its strategy to focus on Modern and contemporary art and design

By Claudia Barbieri. Web only
Published online: 23 October 2014
The Paris auction house Piasa is to hold a sale of Protest Art from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s on 28 October, timed to coincide with the Fiac contemporary art fair.

Around 300 lots will consist of work that challenges the status quo, coming from movements and political positions in art and culture including anti-design, the new left, anarchism, Letterism, punk, Fluxus and the Nouveaux Realistes. Major names featured include Ettore Sottsass, Joseph Beuys, Robert Mapplethorpe, Yoko Ono and Henri Cartier-Bresson.


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The Extinction Marathon : Yoko Ono’S Bells for Serpentine

The Extinction Marathon: the art world’s bid to save the human race

Yoko Ono, Gilbert and George, Gustav Metzger, Lily Cole and dozens of scientists and anthropologists come together at Londons Serpentine Gallery to confront the end of humanity


Yoko Ono, called Bells for Serpentine, read by actress and model Lily Cole.

The audience were each handed a small bell, which they could sound at their will and were encouraged to make a wish as they did, creating a ringing cacophony as Cole read out Onos lyrics: Uncover, not discover, you will see the miracles inside all things waiting to be uncovered while we are sitting in our heads. Dont try to change the world, thats a concept floating on our horizon. Just use your wits and change your heads.

Speaking after the performance, Cole said the meditative piece spoke to her of the way everyone is always trying to change the world from a very external perspective, without stopping and starting with yourself. I agree with Yoko that everything starts with ourselves this piece was about us each taking our own responsibility for the way we perceive the world.


Yoko’s work in Cuba in 2015 !!!!

One of the main representatives of the Fluxus art movement was Yoko Ono, the widow of John Lennon. “With her, who was to inaugurate the Foundation Bonotto that we set up in June of 2013, we will make a nice event in 2015 in Cuba. Performance for which Bonotto be characterized as a kind of” Trojan horse “for Ono , which can not enter Cuban territory as it has an American passport. Reveal our initiative during one of his works. It will be a nice surprise, meant to do, in my opinion, quite a lot ‘of feeling, “says Bonotto.



Beyond Deportation: The Role of Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Cases

“The definitive word on the all-important tool of prosecutorial discretion in immigration enforcement. Wadhia traces the fascinating history of the exercise of such discretion under U.S. immigration law, which includes careful study of the famous case of .John Lennon and Yoko Ono. through to the use of such discretion in President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Rather than simply describing the history, Beyond Deportation offers concrete recommendations about prosecutorial discretion in immigration enforcement, including greater transparency in decisionmaking and rules that limit government attorneys in the exercise of discretion. Wadhia has written an important analysis of the most significant positive immigration development of the Obama administration.”
-Kevin R. Johnson,University of California, Davis

From Amazon.com
Beyond Deportation: The Role of Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Cases Hardcover May 26, 2015
by Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia (Author), Leon Wildes (Foreword)


Product Details

Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: NYU Fales Library (May 26, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1479829226
ISBN-13: 978-1479829224

When Beatles star John Lennon faced deportation from the U.S. in the 1970s, his lawyer Leon Wildes made a groundbreaking argument. He argued that Lennon should be granted nonpriority status pursuant to INSs (now DHSs) policy of prosecutorial discretion. In U.S. immigration law, the agency exercises prosecutorial discretion favorably when it refrains from enforcing the full scope of immigration law. A prosecutorial discretion grant is important to an agency seeking to focus its priorities on the truly dangerous in order to conserve resources and to bring compassion into immigration enforcement. The Lennon case marked the first moment that the immigration agencys prosecutorial discretion policy became public knowledge. Today, the concept of prosecutorial discretion is more widely known in light of the Obama Administrations Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA program, a record number of deportations and a stalemate in Congress to move immigration reform.

Beyond Deportation is the first book to comprehensively describe the history, theory, and application of prosecutorial discretion in immigration law. It provides a rich history of the role of prosecutorial discretion in the immigration system and unveils the powerful role itplays in protecting individuals from deportation and saving the government resources. Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia draws on her years of experience as an immigration attorney, policy leader, and law professor to advocate for a bolder standard on prosecutorial discretion, greater mechanisms for accountability when such standards are ignored, improved transparency about the cases involving prosecutorial discretion, and recognition of deferred action in the law as a formal benefit.

Leon Wildes book on the John Lennon case


This Is New York: Michael Wildes, On Continuing a Legacy
By Amelia Pang, Epoch Times | October 18, 2014


Wildes and his father are getting ready to publish an extensive book about the John Lennon case and how immigration laws have evolved.

I just finished the book, the senior Wildes said. Yoko was kind enough to give me full permission to publish

The Miraculous by Raphael Rubinstein

The Miraculous
by Raphael Rubinstein

72 Pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2″, perfect-bound
ISBN 978-0-9797575-7-0
Edited by Paper Monument
Designed by Project Projects
Release date: 9/25/14
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Paper Monument is pleased to announce the publication of The Miraculous by Raphael Rubinstein. The book presents the artistic avant-gardes of the last five decades as a tapestry of incidents as fascinating and unlikely as any collection of myths or legends. Thinking more of Kafkas Parables than Vasaris Lives of the Artists, Rubinstein composes a series of micro-narratives celebrating the mystery and ingeniousness of these human activities which, for lack of a better term, we call contemporary art.

Each of the fifty episodes in The Miraculous is a richly detailed telling of the circumstances surrounding a single work of art; only the name of the artist is withheld until the end of the book. As Michael H. Miller wrote describing the book in ARTnews, the works take on the icy detachment of a Lydia Davis story, a floating concept with no clear context. Distilled to only an idea, the pieces bask in their more intriguing narratives and separate themselves from the heavy baggage of authorship and intention.

The Miraculous includes writing on fifty artists such as Joseph Beuys, Yoko Ono, Marina Abramovic, Lee Lozano, Tseng Kwong Chi, Cindy Sherman, David Hammons, and R.H. Quaytman.

Raphael Rubinstein is a New York-based poet and art critic. Among his books are Polychrome Profusion: Selected Art Criticism 1990-2002, The Afterglow of Minor Pop Masterpieces, and The Cry of Unbalance. From 1997 to 2007 he was a senior editor at Art in America, where he continues to be a contributing editor. He is currently professor of critical studies at the University of Houston School of Art. In 2002, the French government presented him with the award of Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters.

The Miraculous is Paper Monuments first single-author title.

Also :

The Miraculous, a Book About Art That Is a Work of Art Itself Ben Davis, Saturday, October 18, 2014


Yoko Ono Update from Genesis publication

Yoko Ono Update

Our binders in Milan are busy creating Deluxe copies of YOKO ONO INFINITE UNIVERSE AT DAWN. In Yoko Ono’s intricate edition, nearly 50 pieces are hand-pasted into her books 400 pages, including trace papers, booklets, postcards, a jigsaw piece and a wish tag.

It is more like a conceptual sculpture than a book. Yoko Ono

Our binders are committed to ensuring each copy meets your high standards before being couriered to subscribers across the world. Finished Deluxe books will be shipping next month, November 2014. Secure one of only 1,150 numbered Collector copies available to pre-order now from http://www.YokoBook.com, each signed by Yoko Ono.

Pictured The team inserting booklets for Yoko Onos Galerie Lelong, Indica and AG Gallery shows, and a facsimile of an original Plastic Ono Band postcard.