"One of performance art's royalty." —Roberta Smith, New York Times

"She's my idol." —Lady Gaga

"Bizarre but brilliant. She sticks with her own thing." —Courtney Love

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About the Book

It’s nearly 50 years ago that my book of conceptual instructions Grapefruit was first published. In these pages I’m picking up where I left off. After each day of sharing the instructions you should feel free to question, discuss and/or report what your mind tells you. I’m just planting the seeds. Have fun.

                                                                                    —Yoko Ono, from the introduction to Acorn

In Acorn, renowned artist and political activist Yoko Ono offers intriguing, enchanting exercises to open our eyes on better ways of relating to ourselves, each other, and the planet we co-habit. Throughout the book are drawings by Yoko, many never before seen.






Publication July 2013 • 216 pages • 100 black-and-white line drawings
Paperback ISBN 978-1-939293-23-7

About the Author

Photograph © Matthu Placek

Yoko Ono is a Japanese artist and political activist, known for her work in avant-garde art, music and filmmaking. Her previous books include Grapefruit and An Invisible Flower (with Sean Ono Lennon).

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