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72 Street

Yoko Ono

SKY, 2018

Ceramic mosaic

Intricate mosaic renderings of cloud-filled skies bring the outside underground in SKY by Yoko Ono. As passengers move through the 72 St station, messages of hope that appear to be handwritten, float in the clouds, as the perspective shifts in each artwork. The words, Remember, Dream, or Imagine Peace, punctuate the daily commute with a hopeful, reflective spirit. The transformation of photographs into mosaic sky paintings with subtle gradations in color and tone, creates a visually striking station environment.

“I’m thrilled that my new work, SKY, will be opening at the 72 St subway station just steps from my home and Strawberry Fields, which I created in memory of my late husband. It will bring the sky underground, so it’s always with us. I hope this will bring peace and joy to my fellow New Yorkers for many years to come.” - Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono is a multimedia artist whose work in performance, sculpture, film, music, and writing, first began in New York in the early 1960s. Ono’s commitment to world peace is reflected in her conceptual artwork, often inviting viewer participation.

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