Yoko Ono's enchanting philosophy and uplifting positivity are irresistible. She breaks down the boundaries between art and life. No other artist cares about us so much. Yoko shows us the truth – with sincerity, grace and humor. She enlightens us to our own superpowers.
Her art is on the ceiling, on the floor and in the sky. You can step on it, burn it, mend it, cut a hole and let the evening light go through. It is invisible – a wind, a whisper, a scream. It is imagining one thousand suns rising, a billion universes, stealing moonlight on the water, a goldfish swimming across the sky… Her music and films are an extension of her art.
We will visit Yoko's inner and outer worlds. If you dislike her, you will learn not to. If you love her, you will sing along. Your mind will slow down. You will see the wind and hear the silence. Her meanings and intent will come to light. You will see negative space in a positive way, and will be touched by her wit and wisdom, her genius and whimsy. Her work is unfinished – to be completed in your mind.
Yoko's eternal partnership with John Lennon is also unfinished. Their love story, and their work towards peace includes all of us.
Her incredible body of work expresses all the joys and suffering of an extraordinary lifetime.
My Yoko Ono art collection: Dreams, skies, smiles, love and wishes. I breathe and dance every day. I listen to the snow, see the wind, count the clouds and imagine peace. What do you think my collection is worth? I think it's priceless!
– Madeline Bocaro
About the Author
First and foremost a passionate fan of rock 'n' roll, New York native Madeline Bocaro has always written independently.
Madeline has contributed biographies and documentaries including Stardust: The David Bowie Story (McGraw Hill, 1986), Yoko Ono (MacMillan & Co., 1987), The Wild One – The Story of Iggy Pop (Omnibus, 1988) and Mick Ronson – The Spider with the Platinum Hair (Independent Music Press, London, 2003) and The Nomi Song (Klaus Nomi documentary film) in 2005. Madeline was a staff writer for CMJ from 1977 to 1981.
She has also assisted other authors with articles in Mojo and Dazed & Confused magazines. Her work has also appeared in Discoveries, Goldmine and in Chicago's Roctober magazine.
Personally appointed by Ron and Russell Mael, Madeline has been writing the Sparks Official International Fan Club Newsletter for over twenty years.
Madeline has spent many precious moments with Yoko Ono. In this new ultimate biography, she shares an abundance of details and insights to this extraordinary artist's life, art and music – far beyond what is already known.