Liverpool Skyladders

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Title: Liverpool Skyladders
Date: 2008
Artist(s): Yoko Ono (Japanese, born:18 February 1933, died:unknown)
Materials: Mixed media
Information: © Yoko Ono

Liverpool Skyladders featured in the 2008 Liverpool Biennial. It was shown outdoors, in the bombed-out remains of St Luke’s Church. The ladders were donated by members of the public; the piece grew as they arrived. Each ladder has a handwritten note and message from its contributor. Liverpool Skyladders derives from SKY EVENT, a 1968 performance artwork by Yoko Ono dedicated to John Lennon (1940 - 1980). The artist says: “The ladder takes you a bit closer to the sky.”

Liverpool Skyladders was commissioned by Liverpool Biennial for the International 08 section of the 2008 Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art.
Accession no: WAG 2012.9
Credit line: Presented to the Walker Art Gallery by the artist in 2009
Location: Item not currently on display