Lennons widow Yoko Ono to be honoured at Venice art exhibition

February 27th, 2009 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): Late Beatle star John Lennons widow Yoko Ono will be honoured for her contribution to the art world at this year’’s prestigious Venice Biennale event in Italy.

Ono, 76, and John Baldessari will be presented with a Golden Lion at the contemporary art exhibition, which runs from June 7 to November 22.

The pairs ground-breaking activities have opened new poetic, conceptual and social possibilities for artists around the globe, Contactmusic quoted the shows curator, Daniel Birnbaum, as saying.

Their work has revolutionised the language of art and will remain a source of inspiration for generations to come, he added.

The accolades will be bestowed upon Ono and Baldessari at the event’’s inauguration on June 6. (ANI)

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