Tag: Museums

Imagine: jewelry and other radical art by Yoko Ono

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Crowds will pile into the Museum of Modern Art this weekend to see Yoko Ono’s art. Saturday night they will applaud (or boo) as she takes the mic with the Plastic Ono Band. Wait. Is this 1970? No, but this may…

Rock star: gem artist and diamond counterfeiter John Hatleberg

Moldavite brooch by John Hatleberg copy

John Hatleberg has done just about everything imaginable with rare gems: pasting them on naked women, making vegetables out of pearls, counterfeiting diamonds. When I first met him in the nineties, he was known for turning precious material into objects…