An artist for the age of Occupy is given a retrospective at the Serpentine Gallery in London.

This article titled “The Guardian profile: Yoko Ono” was written by Charlotte Higgins, chief arts writer, for The Guardian on Friday 8th June 2012 15.40 UTC

The most famous thing anyone ever said about Yoko Ono was, inevitably, said by John Lennon, and for years it held true. He called her “the world's most famous unknown artist, everyone knows her name, but no one knows what she actually does”.

As the artist, musician, film-maker and peace activist nears 80, that could be changing. After decades demonised as the witch who destroyed the Beatles she is emerging from the shadow of that complicated personal history.

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