Yoko Ono London Art Sale

John Squire also taking part

Renowned artist and musician Yoko Ono is set to take part in an unusual new project.

Yoko Ono is one of the pop’s most mis-understood artists. While her presence at The Beatles recording sessions is often derided, her calming effect on John Lennon prevented the band from imploding years before their eventual split.

Maintaining her own very individual solo career, Yoko Ono’s musical output veers from unpredictable left-field recordings to something that resembles the bubblegum pop beloved of her late husband.

Still working hard despite being into her seventies, the singer is set to take part in a new project which sees famous artists craft postcards which will be sold anonymously.

Set up by the ongoing RCA Secret project, the new sale will see up to 2,500 artists creating a specially designed postcard which will be sold anonymously.

Yoko Ono is set to design a postcard, and will be joined by some famous figures from the world of music and art. Former Stone Roses guitarist John Squire has hosted a number of exhibitions this year, and the artist will design a very special postcard for the sale.

In addition to this renowned photographer David Bailey – the inspiration for ‘Blow Up’ and ‘Austin Powers’ – will take part, as well as ‘Wallace And Gromit’ animator Nick Park.

Renowned hyper-realist artist Gerhard Richter is also due to contribute, with the German painter’s work perhaps most familiar to music fans thanks to his adoption by Sonic Youth for the cover to their ‘Daydream Nation’ album.

The sale takes place at the Royal College Of Art in London on November 21st. Buyers will have to queue to pick their postcard purchase, with the name of each artist revealed only after they’ve been bought. A raffle to determine the first 50 queue places will take place.

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