DESPAIR AND LONELINESS, OR, WHAT IT FELT LIKE TO BE AN ASIAN WOMAN TRYING TO MAKE ART AND MAKE HER WAY IN AMERICA, 1960
“Blood Piece says to paint with your blood. ‘Keep painting until you die.’ Not paint to live. Not paint to keep. Out, out, out, get it out.
This is despair.
Blood Piece was created in the spring of 1960. She spent her time passionately doing art that was supposed to change the world, but no one much cared.
In 1960, Norman Rockwell completed Triple Self Portrait. You could buy a print of it today for 90.99 at Kohl’s. Blood Piece is not listed for sale anywhere.
In 1962, Yoko Ono got committed to a mental institution.”
Lisa Carver/ Reconsidering Yoko Ono.