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  1. FT Photo Diary

    March 13, 2014

    Yoko at the Guggenheim

    Alvaro Barrientos/AP Yoko Ono poses during the photocall to promote her retrospective exhibition, “Yoko Ono: Half-A-Wind...

  2. September 15, 2013

    The art of managing artists’ egos

    Yoko Ono has a reputation for being beyond bonkers. But not with Jude Kelly. The artistic director of London’s Southbank...

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  1. The World 2012

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  1. September 6, 2013

    Modern art: Demand calls for ideas to fit tiny canvasses

    Salvador Dalí, the Spanish surrealist painter, dreamt up his paintings of melting watches after watching Camembert cheese...

  2. June 17, 2013

    Meltdown: Siouxsie, Royal Festival Hall, London – review

    “Wakey wakey, Siouxsie,” the main attraction chided herself midway through the set. It was five years since her last gig, an...

  3. June 16, 2013

    Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band, Royal Festival Hall, London – review

    Yoko Ono’s unstinting efforts to promote world peace have not proved terribly successful – the bed-ins with John Lennon, the...

  4. June 7, 2013

    Yoko Ono’s Meltdown festival

    What would the Dorian Gray portrait of Yoko Ono look like? That’s what first preoccupies you when you meet her. Her 80 years...

  5. December 7, 2012

    Cinema’s accidental witness

    Jonas Mekas’s first memory of using a camera is inextricably linked with his first memory of censorship. “Two days, three...

  6. November 8, 2012

    The savvy network behind Summly

    It’s the perfect dotcom success story: a 17-year-old from south London topping App Store charts with an iPhone app he...

  7. July 20, 2012

    Into the void

    News that Tate Modern was to open a space devoted to performance art and film was greeted with wary curiosity. There’s no...

  8. June 1, 2012

    Yoko Ono talks to Simon Schama

    Yoko Ono’s education in being hated began early. In 1945, her mother, a granddaughter of one of Japan’s great zaibatsu...

  9. April 26, 2012

    Hunt reveals Olympic festival plans

    Jeremy Hunt, the culture secretary, put on a steely façade as he laid out plans for a cultural festival to coincide with the...

  10. January 24, 2012

    Arts: Culture will remain at the heart of work and play

    It is a sign of the times that the premier cultural event of 2012 is linked to another field of human endeavour entirely:...

  11. August 29, 2011

    Ex-Beatles aide defends work for Gaddafi

    John Lennon’s best man is today in the unusual position of defending his work for Muammer Gaddafi. “We were so hopeful that...

  12. June 3, 2011

    Hyundai’s name in lights at Piccadilly

    About 50 brands have featured in the past 100 years    The UK’s best-known outdoor advertising site, London’s Piccadilly,...

  13. April 9, 2011

    Regional galleries, world-class shows

    From Mr David Isaac. Sir, Jackie Wullschlager makes some disparaging comments about the quality of exhibition-making in UK...

  14. November 16, 2010

    Apple and Beatles find harmony on iTunes

    The entire Beatles catalogue became available on Apple’s iTunes online store on Tuesday, after agreements on pricing,...

  15. November 15, 2010

    Beatles finally for sale on Apple’s iTunes store

    Apple’s industry-leading iTunes digital entertainment store, the company behind the iPod and iPhone is expected to announce...

  16. October 15, 2010

    The Art Market: All eyes on Paris

    Jonathan Wateridge, ‘Real Life Counterparts’ Haunch of Venison, the art gallery owned by Christie’s, is closing its Berlin...

  17. March 13, 2010

    ‘Music and art to die for’

    Patti Smith photographed on top of the Soho News building, New York, in 1974 Just Kids By Patti Smith Bloomsbury £18.99, 304...

  18. FT Alphaville

    March 9, 2010

    Rescuing Annie: an unusual private equity deal

    Poor Annie Leibovitz. Imagine facing the prospect of losing several of your many homes, not to mention rights over your...

  19. FT Alphaville

    March 9, 2010

    Colony to bail out Leibovitz

    Annie Leibovitz, the celebrity photographer, is turning to buy-out firm Colony Capital, better known for its property...

  20. March 9, 2010

    Private equity firm snaps up chance to help Leibovitz put house in order

    Annie Leibovitz, the celebrity photographer, is turning to Colony Capital, a private equity firm better known for its real...

  21. March 8, 2010

    Colony Capital to take over Leibovitz’s loans

    Annie Leibovitz, the celebrity photographer, is turning to Colony Capital, a private equity firm better known for its real...

  22. September 10, 2009

    Force behind Beatles digital revolution

    Balancing the wishes of the Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison has never been easy, but veteran...

  23. FT Tech Hub

    September 8, 2009

    Apple might offer a `Cocktail' of new iPods and music

    UPDATE: follow it live. Chris Nuttall will be providing live coverage from San Francisco of Wednesday’s Apple event,...

  24. June 23, 2009

    Cool head in a maelstrom

    This year's Meltdown festival was dominated by the somewhat spectral presence of its curator, the self-effacing saxophonist...

  25. June 22, 2009

    Cool head in a maelstrom

    Ornette Coleman/Charlie Haden Royal Festival Hall, London This year’s Meltdown festival was dominated by the somewhat...

  26. June 15, 2009

    Yoko Ono and the Plastic Ono Band, Royal Festival Hall, London

    For someone with such a faithful attachment to the message of peace and love, Yoko Ono has inspired remarkably little of...

  27. January 17, 2009

    A tent, a rollercoaster and a merry-go-round

    The fashion-art overlap that was such a feature of the contemporary art boom has come to a screeching halt, at least chez...

  28. January 17, 2009

    Handbags and high minds

    Iknow I have this backwards. I know I should be spending the first month of the new year looking forward: making budgets;...

  29. January 17, 2009

    Handbags and high minds

    I know I have this backwards. I know I should be spending the first month of the new year looking forward: making budgets;...

  30. January 17, 2009

    The art market: A tent, a rollercoaster and a merry-go-round

    The fashion-art overlap that was such a feature of the contemporary art boom has come to a screeching halt, at least chez...

  31. January 3, 2009

    George Maciunas: The Dream of Fluxus

    The art movement Fluxus was created by George Maciunas in 1961. Established in New York, Fluxus was yet another attempt to...

  32. December 13, 2008

    Visual arts: Jackie Wullschlager

    The Temptation to Exist Yvon Lambert, London N1 More wintry conceptual gloom: a 17th-century still life of a skull and...

  33. November 15, 2008

    TV choice - Karl French

    Two hundred and ninety-seven British servicemen and women have died in the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. In The Fallen...

  34. July 5, 2008

    Peace, love and lyrics

    Next Thursday is Beatles Day, which will be celebrated fervently in Liverpool, the band’s hometown, and just as...

  35. May 24, 2008

    John Lennon at the Free John Now Rally, December 10 1971

    When John Lennon walked on stage in the early hours of the morning with Yoko Ono, it was to deliver his first performance in...

  36. May 5, 2008

    Art for art's sake boost for ICA's anniversary

    Famous artists are to donate freshly-created works for an auction held to raise money to mark the 60th anniversary of the...

  37. May 4, 2008

    Artists boost ICA’s anniversary

    Famous artists are to donate freshly created works for an auction held to raise money to mark the 60th anniversary of the...

  38. March 29, 2008

    Will you still need me, when I'm 65?

    The Bluecoat in Liverpool, one of Britain's oldest art spaces, was erected as a school for poor children in 1717, and is...

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