Ono Auctions Art For Autism Charity
John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono is to auction off 67 unique pieces of artwork to raise funds for an autism charity.
The Japanese artist and singer unveiled a seven-foot (two metre) tall mural made up of 67 jigsaw-like pieces on Friday (03Apr09), specially commissioned to mark World Autism Awareness Day (02Apr09).
Each of the pieces will be auctioned off with starting bids of $1,000 (£700) - and all the money raised will be donated to the charity Autism Speaks.
She says, "When I was first approached to create an artwork for autism awareness I was shocked by the worldwide prevalence of this serious situation, especially among our children.
"My work, 'Promises', symbolises that we all hold a piece of this puzzle and we must work to raise awareness, funds for research and advocate for families who experience autism."