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Yoko Ono wins top Austrian prize
Yoko Ono wins top Austrian prize

Yoko Ono, the widow of Beatle John Lennon, has won the 2012 Oscar Kokoschka prize.

It is Austria's highest award for applied contemporary art.

Tokyo-born Yoko Ono, 79, is an avant-garde artist who has shot a number of experimental films and has been involved in writing music and singing.

The Oskar Kokoschka prize, named after an Austrian painter who died in 1980, is awarded every two years to a contemporary artist and is worth euro 20,000 ($A24,945).

The West Australian

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