February 25, 2009
Yoko Ono to get Golden Lion Award
Organizers of the Venice (Italy) Biennale say they plan to bestow a Golden Lion Award for lifetime achievement to Japanese-born artist Yoko Ono.
U.S. conceptual artist John Baldessari is also slated to be honored with a similar prize at the 53rd International Art Exhibition, known as the Venice Biennale, ANSA said.
The awards are to be handed out during the opening of this year's Biennale June 6. The event is scheduled to run until Nov. 22, ANSA said.